Kiosk Reporting Among Probationers in the United States

Source: Eileen M. Ahlin, Carol A. Hagen, Michele A. Harmon, Scott Crosse, The Prison Journal, Published online before print August 5, 2016
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From the abstract:
Kiosk reporting is one type of electronic reporting that reduces the need for a low-risk offender to meet face-to-face with a probation officer. Probationers are identified by the kiosk using biometric measures and are prompted to provide information they would typically discuss with a probation officer. Despite its use in a variety of contexts, little is known about kiosk reporting in practice. This research provides an overview of the use of kiosk reporting among probation agencies across the United States and examines the use of kiosk reporting from the perspective of probation officers.