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Tech Talk: Examining the Electronic Monitoring of Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

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Electronic monitoring of young people in the juvenile justice system is on the rise nationwide. Despite the increase in usage, very little data actually exists about how the technology is being used and to what effect. That is, until now. 

Catherine Crump

Catherine Crump, a professor at the Berkeley School of Law, recently conducted a study on the use of electronic monitoring of youth in California. Her findings suggest that this technology is widening the net of surveillance over youth in the justice system, without achieving some of the potential benefits, such as a reduction in incarceration rates. 

Catherine, who is also a CDT Fellow, joins us on this episode of Tech Talk to share her study and its policy implications.