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A Difficult Position: A Feasibility Study Analysis of Conducting Home Contacts on Halloween

Volume 78 Number 1
June 2014

The issue of how best to manage sex offenders under community supervision has been a source of much debate. This article investigated the cost feasibility of United States probation officers and U.S. marshals tasked with ensuring compliance in the District of Kansas during Halloween 2013. The author calculated the cost per offender of conducting a home visit as well as ascertaining probation officer perceptions about the effectiveness of such contacts.