The Costs and Benefits of Electronic Monitoring for Washington, D.C.

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The Costs and Benefits of Electronic Monitoring for Washington, D.C.

Abstract

This policy brief summarizes the second DCPI cost-benefit analysis employing an innovative statistical method that enables policymakers to assess the range of possible costs and benefits associated with specific evidence-based programs designed to prevent crime and recidivism. This particular study forecasted the costs and benefits of implementing an Electronic Monitoring program in the District. The analysis found an 80 percent chance that an EM program serving 800 people will yield benefits exceeding its costs.

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