Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-1999

Abstract

The successful implementation and operation of electronic house arrest (EHA) depends upon community acceptance. Research has explored the conditions under which the public supports EHA as an alternative to incarceration, but it has failed to fully address what the public believes are appropriate program characteristics and offender activities. In order to gain insight into these issues, the present article reports the findings of a survey (n=521) of Oneida County, New York, residents. Respondents indicated that a "good" EHA program has rules and regulations and promote individual and societal safety

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