Questions: Adult Sex Offenders

Adjunctive Use of Surveillance and Monitoring Strategies

Surveillance Officers

Always/ Yes Typically Generally Not Never/ No
  1. Do policies or procedures facilitate the inclusion of surveillance officers for monitoring of sex offenders?
  2. In practice, are surveillance officers utilized to support the efforts of supervision officers?

    If surveillance officers are not used, move to the next section.

  3. Do policies or procedures specify the roles and responsibilities of surveillance officers with respect to sex offender supervision?
  4. Do surveillance officers receive specialized training about sex offenders and their management?
  5. Are surveillance officers provided detailed information (e.g., relevant risk factors, support network membership) about the individual sex offenders they monitor?
  6. Are surveillance officers actively involved in collaborative sex offender case management teams?
  7. Do surveillance officers routinely share critical information with supervision officers and other team members in a timely manner?

Electronic Monitoring

Always/ Yes Typically Generally Not Never/ No
  1. If electronic monitoring is used as a sex offender management tool, do policies or procedures guide how it is implemented?

    If electronic monitoring is not used, move to the next section.

  2. If electronic monitoring is used, is it a part of a larger, comprehensive, and collaborative approach to sex offender management?
  3. If electronic monitoring is used, is it reserved for higher risk sex offenders?

Polygraph

Always/ Yes Typically Generally Not Never/ No
  1. Do policies or procedures allow for the use of the polygraph as a sex offender management tool?
  2. In practice, is the polygraph used as a sex offender management tool?

    If the polygraph is not used, move to the next section.

  3. Is the polygraph used selectively (e.g., for higher risk offenders) as a sex offender management tool?
  4. Are decisions to require polygraph examinations made within the context of sex offender case management teams?
  5. Are single/specific issue polygraph examinations utilized to inform the supervision process?
  6. Are monitoring/maintenance polygraph examinations utilized to inform the supervision process?
  7. Are the results of polygraph examinations shared routinely with members of sex offender case management teams?

Questions: Juvenile Sex Offenders

Adjunctive Use of Surveillance and Monitoring Strategies

Surveillance Officers/Trackers

Always/ Yes Typically Generally Not Never/ No
  1. Do policies or procedures facilitate the inclusion of surveillance officers or trackers to enhance the supervision and monitoring of juvenile sex offenders?
  2. In practice, are surveillance officers or trackers utilized routinely to assist supervision officers with the supervision and monitoring of juvenile sex offenders?

    If surveillance officers or trackers are not used, move to the next section.

  3. Do policies or procedures specify the role of surveillance officers or trackers with respect to juvenile sex offender supervision?
  4. Do surveillance officers or trackers receive specialized training about effective juvenile sex offender management?
  5. Are surveillance officers or trackers provided detailed information (e.g., relevant risk factors, support network membership) about the individual juvenile sex offenders they monitor?
  6. Are surveillance officers or trackers actively involved in juvenile sex offender case management teams?
  7. Do surveillance officers or trackers routinely share critical information with supervision officers and other team members in a timely manner?

Polygraph

Always/ Yes Typically Generally Not Never/ No
  1. Is the polygraph used selectively (e.g., with older offenders, developmentally stable, higher risk offenders) as a juvenile sex offender management tool?

    If the polygraph is not used, move to the next section.

  2. Do policies or procedures restrict the use of the polygraph with juvenile sex offenders?
  3. Do policies or procedures explicate how the information collected during polygraph exams is used?
  4. Is informed consent of the juvenile and parent/caregiver obtained prior to the use of the polygraph with juvenile sex offenders?
  5. Are decisions to require polygraph examinations made within the context of juvenile sex offender case management teams?
  6. Are single/specific issue polygraph examinations utilized to inform the supervision process?
  7. Are monitoring/maintenance polygraph examinations utilized to inform the supervision process?
  8. Are the results of polygraph examinations shared routinely with members of juvenile sex offender case management teams?
  9. Are the results of polygraph examinations used routinely to inform supervision case management decisions for juveniles?