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The Electronic Monitoring of Adult Offenders

Publication year: 2006

Library ID

  • 021684

Other Information

  • 2006
  • 46 pages.
The cost effectiveness of electronic monitoring as utilized in particular by Curfew Orders for adults and Home Detention Curfew is determined. Four parts follow the summary and recommendations: electronic monitoring is a key part of the criminal justice system; the equipment used for electronic monitoring is robust, but delays sometimes occur in taking action on breaches; in most cases, being on an electronically monitored curfew has a positive effect on curfewees' lives; and electronic monitoring could be used more cost-effectively.