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Electronically Monitored Punishment: International and by Mike Nellis,Kristel Beyens,Dan Kaminski PDF

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By Mike Nellis,Kristel Beyens,Dan Kaminski


Electronic tracking (EM) is a fashion of supervising offenders locally while they're on bail, serving a group sentence or after unencumber from felony. numerous applied sciences can be utilized, together with voice verification, GPS satellite tv for pc monitoring and – most ordinarily - using radio frequency to watch condominium arrest. It originated within the united states within the Eighties and has unfold to over 30 nations due to the fact that then. This ebook explores the advance of EM in a few nations to offer a few indication of the various methods it's been applied and of the complicated politics which surrounds its use.



A techno-utopian impulse underpins the origins of EM and has remained latent in its next improvement somewhere else on the earth, regardless of attractiveness that's it much less able to effecting penal ameliorations than its champions have was hoping. This ebook devotes sizeable chapters to the problems of privatisation, evaluate, criminal views and ethics. when normatively extra dedicated to the Swedish version, the e-book recognizes that this would possibly not signify the way forward for EM, whose untrammelled, commercially-driven improvement can have very alarming results for legal justice.



Both utopian and dystopian hopes were invested in EM, yet study on its influence is ambivalent and fragmented, and EM is still undertheorised, empirically and ethically. This ebook seeks to redress this by way of supplying teachers, coverage audiences and practitioners with the highbrow assets to appreciate and deal with the demanding situations which EM poses.

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