GPS Monitoring Technologies and Domestic Violence: An Evaluation Study

This project examined the effectiveness of Global Positioning System (GPS) monitoring of offenders arrested for domestic violence who are released pretrial from a local jail to determine if it is an effective correctional strategy to prevent reoffending. This study determined whether this technology meets these goals for those arrested for domestic violence. The results of this study can help to inform jail systems throughout the country regarding the extent to which GPS is an effective alternative to retaining domestic violence arrestees in jail pretrial to relieve overcrowding and reduce costs.


Principal Investigator: William Bales, Ph.D. 

Dates: 2011

Sponsor: Subaward with the University of Illinois, Chicago

Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice

Amount: $24,190