Computers have become a larger part of our work and personal lives. Due to this evolution, the appropriate monitoring of a sex offender's computer use becomes more important today than ever before. Internet use currently grows at a rate of two million users a month in the United States alone. Some of the most recent studies have shown that 73% of Americans are now online, including 90% of children 12 to 17 years old. This has led to the reality of denying probationers and parolees access to computers is no longer justifiable in other than the most extreme cases. Some of the most recent case law has shown that the courts agree that sex offenders cannot be denied access to the Internet.
The following is a list of some of the issues in computer monitoring today and how Remote-COM services can help probation departments address these issues and how our services will benefit your department.
The Problem :
Computer internet access poses a substantial risk to proper treatment and containment of sex offenders. The prevalence of sexual material makes it risky for convicted sex offenders to have unmanaged access.
The Issue :