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A Comprehensive Strategy Targeting Recidivist Criminals with Continuous Real-Time GPS Monitoring: Is Reverse Engineering Crime Control Possible?

Engage Volume 12, Issue 3, November 2011
Peter M. Thomson November 28, 2011

A Comprehensive Strategy Targeting Recidivist Criminals with Continuous Real-Time GPS Monitoring: Is Reverse Engineering Crime Control Possible?This article examines whether it might be possible to craft a comprehensive strategy designed to dramatically reduce crime by using advances in GPS technology to effectively eliminate the recidivist criminal’s ability to relapse into prior criminal conduct. Such a long-term strategic approach would implicate a number of constitutional and legal issues. However, if the legal hurdles can be overcome, such an innovative crime-reduction strategy might well be successful, particularly if it could integrate a number of other time-tested crime reduction strategies that criminal justice advocates have successfully employed. These strategies would support long-term, active GPS monitoring, and would include: crime scene correlation, active supervision, and community-oriented behavioral modification techniques such as restorative justice, a powerful program requiring criminals to interact with their victims and immediate social communities. [Read now!]

A Look Back at the October Supreme Court 2007 Term - Event Audio/Video

Rachel Brand, R. Ted Cruz, Thomas C. Goldstein, Orin S. Kerr, Nelson Lund, Charles Rothfeld, Jan Crawford July 02, 2008

 The recently concluded Supreme Court term produced decisions on many important legal issues, including the DC gun ban, Guantanamo Bay prisoners, and the death penalty.  On Tuesday, July 1, the Federalist Society invited a panel of legal experts to discuss the recent term. [Watch now!]

ABA Watch August 2010

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August 04, 2010
ABA WatchIn this issue, we offer an overview of the members of the ABA's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, and we discuss its evaluation of United States Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. We also discuss a recent amicus brief submitted by the ABA concerning Arizona's immigration law and the ABA's honorees at this year's annual meeting. And, as in the past, we digest and summarize actions before the House of Delegates. [More]

ABA Watch February 2010

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February 05, 2010
ABA WatchIn this issue, we are pleased to offer an interview conducted over email with ABA President-Elect Stephen Zack, who will become president of the Association next summer.  We are publishing his responses unedited in this issue.  This issue also features a piece discussing the ABA’s policy regarding the Obama Administration’s decision to prosecute the five Guantanamo detainees accused of conspiring to commit the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York.  And, as in the past, we digest and summarize actions before the House of Delegates. [More]