Corpus ID: 141709825

Comparative study and evaluation of SCRAM use, recidivism rates, and characteristics.

  title={Comparative study and evaluation of SCRAM use, recidivism rates, and characteristics.},
  author={Julie Tison and James L. Nichols and Tara D. Casanova-Powell and Neil K Chaudhary},
SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring) is an ankle bracelet that conducts transdermal readings by sampling alcohol vapor just above the skin or insensible perspiration. It provides continuous monitoring of sobriety. The impact of SCRAM on the rate of repeat drinking and driving offenses (i.e., recidivism) was assessed for the first two years following arrest for 837 offenders in Wisconsin (avg. 85 days on SCRAM) and 672 offenders in Nebraska (avg. 87 days on SCRAM). SCRAM offenders… Expand
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