The Criminal Justice Testing and Evaluation Consortium, a program of the National Institute of Justice, provided an overview of technologies and issues associated with detection and response, titled Contraband Detection Technology in Correctional Facilities.

As an installment within a series of informative documents concerning contraband in correctional facilities, this initial technology brief aims to provide a comprehensive overview. It covers various types of contraband, along with the technologies and products employed for effective contraband detection on individuals, within vehicles, and throughout the correctional environment. The primary objectives of this brief include defining common technological terms, addressing the challenges associated with contraband detection, comparing different contraband detection technologies, and exploring the future prospects of contraband detection.

Publication Date: March 2021

Contraband Detection Technology in Correctional Facilities contains the following major sections:

  • Key Takeaways
  • What is Contraband?
  • Considerations for Implementing Contraband Detection Technology
  • Technologies for Contraband Detection
  • Contraband Detection Strategies
  • Managing Weapons Contraband
  • System-Level Strategies for Managing Contraband
  • The Future Outlook

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Authors: Dix, M. O., Osbourne, M. J., Ascolese, M., Kucharski Schwartz, M., Lindquist, C., Camello, M., Craig, T., & Criminal Justice Testing and Evaluation Consortium

See all five Contraband and Detection Management Reports from CJETC.

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