Inmate Tracking System (ITS) at WRC Research Paper by mwildman

Inmate Tracking System (ITS) at WRC
An examination of what would be required in order to introduce an ITS at the Wisconsin Resource Center.
# 46296 | 3,382 words | 17 sources | APA | 2003 | US

$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now


Because public institutions are committed to accountability and outcomes measurements, this paper argues that an Inmate Tracking System at the Wisconsin Resource Center (WRC), should be implemented. It discusses benefits of the system, which include greater accountability and efficiency, thereby addressing two present weaknesses. Establishing a tracking system requires a new, holistic, organizational view; multiple, significant changes in WRC's operation and assessment of the technology structure and in employees' computer competence. This paper's scope is limited to outlining a plan of implementing an inmate tracking system.

Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures
Current Situation
Causes of Current Situation
Possible Solutions
Feasibility of Solutions
Implementing tracking system
Outcome Measurements

From the Paper:

"There is a move in the public sector in providing outcome measures for services being rendered. Newcomer (2001) explains that "during the last three decades, the number of laws and executive directives that mandate performance measurement and reporting has increased at all levels of government" (p. 337). The private sector has been doing these measures for some time as a way to stay in business and to show its stock holders that the company is being operated efficiently and according to planned goals. Although the practice in the public sector is more about spending resources than earning income, spending these resources efficiently and being able to show the effectiveness of spent resources is one way of illustrating a need for the program."

Cite this Research Paper:

APA Format

Inmate Tracking System (ITS) at WRC (2003, December 29) Retrieved April 18, 2021, from

MLA Format

"Inmate Tracking System (ITS) at WRC" 29 December 2003. Web. 18 April. 2021. <>