Running head: ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Annotation of a Quantitative Research Article
Submit: Annotation of a Quantitative Research Article
This week, you will submit the annotation of a quantitative research article introduced in Week 3.
Annotate one quantitative research article from a peer-reviewed journal on a topic of your interest.
Provide the reference list entry for this article in APA Style followed by a three-paragraph annotation that
An application as illustrated in this example
Format your annotation in Times New Roman, 12-point font, double-spaced. A separate References list
page is not needed for this assignment.
Ibarra, P. R., Gur, O. M., & Erez, E. (2014). Surveillance as casework: Supervising domestic violence
defendants with GPS technology. Crime, Law and Social Change, 62(4), 417-444.
Ibarra, P. R., Gur, O. M., & Erez, E. (2014). Surveillance as casework: Supervising domestic
violence defendants with GPS technology. Crime, Law and Social Change, 62(4), 417-
Ibarra, Gur, and Erez’s article offer a comparative analysis of the varying degrees of
treatment accorded to individuals under surveillance by the corrective agencies. The
authors obtained data from three U.S jurisdictions employing Global Positioning System
(GPS) in the context of pretrial surveillance and determined that supervision depends on
the agency’s mandate and motive. Corrective agencies use GPS on offended populations
depending on whether the aim is to control crime and mitigate risks, provision of
protection and treatment, and perceiving the due process.
Accredited criminologists, the publishers are aware of the ethical implications and
limitations of the study and highlight these concerns throughout the text. The authors
supplement their criminology experiences in the context of surveillance with scholar
studies in the area of GPS, and by specifically drawing data from three distinct
jurisdiction sites for comparison. The article considered the variations of themes in each
of the studied site and utilized the principles of the grounded model to offer sensitive and
The findings from the study could potentially be incorporated in the U.S justice system
by considering the cultural and institutional realities shaping the implementation of
surveillance programs. The personnel in charge of supervision should be aware of both
the primary outcome and ground-level implementation so that there is a convergence of
surveillance systems and procedures. By considering the nature of supervision, resources
and mission of the corrective agency, type of population and role of the victims and the
applicable technology, the personnel can control the process in a logical manner such that
the surveyed are remotely monitored. New surveillance technologies should respond to
national problems irrespective of the jurisdiction by also considering conventional
approaches of supervision.