Supervising probationers and parolees is essential to maintaining public safety and ensuring offenders' successful reintegration into society. With the increasing prevalence of technology in today's world, digital compliance has become a critical component of probation and parole oversight.
To better understand sex offenders’ risks, patterns in their access to sexual materials online must be monitored. Forensic case management software has the ability to scan an offender’s mobile device, therefore, discovering any new or commonly accessed materials. Rapid analysis and comprehensive reports can be conducted more frequently. Learning to better manage sex offenders assures agencies that victims and communities are being kept safe.
With today’s modern technology, workplaces have begun implementing programs and devices that increase productivity and the ease of management. US Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that by the end of 2020, up to 77% of jobs would use technology on a regular basis . With an increase in offenders under supervision after their release, probation and parole officers must find ways to incorporate modern technology and software into their daily supervision tasks.
Probation and parole officers may find themselves overwhelmed and with limited resources when it comes to supervising a multitude of offenders. The number of offenders on federal supervised release tripled to approximately 115,000 between the years 1995 and 2015 . New innovations in technology have added to the pressures of community supervision.