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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Advancing electronic monitoring in Scotland: Understanding the influences of localism and professional ideologies
Author(s): Graham, Hannah
McIvor, Gill
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Keywords: Electronic monitoring
professional ideologies
criminal justice work
community justice
Issue Date: Apr-2017
Citation: Graham H & McIvor G (2017) Advancing electronic monitoring in Scotland: Understanding the influences of localism and professional ideologies, European Journal of Probation, 9 (1), pp. 62-79.
Creativity and Effectiveness in the Use of Electronic Monitoring as an Alternative to Imprisonment in EU Member States
Abstract: Scotland has one of the highest prison population rates in Western Europe, coinciding with a recent growth in interest in electronic monitoring (EM) as a potential mechanism for diversion and decarceration. Scotland also has a relatively sophisticated suite of community sanctions and measures – from which court-imposed and prison-imposed EM orders have, for 15 years, been largely kept separate, until now. This article analyses the perspectives of Scottish practitioners and decision-makers regarding current stand-alone uses of electronic monitoring, canvassing relevant Scottish jurisdictional findings from within a larger European comparative research project. It reveals localised, institutional and professional differences in the Scottish criminal justice field. Our analysis demonstrates that Scottish practitioners want more integration in principle, but forewarns that the extent of their support may depend on how and by whom this is done in practice.
DOI Link: 10.1177/2066220317697659
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in European Journal of Probation (2017), Volume: 9 issue: 1, page(s): 62-79 by SAGE. The original publication is available at:

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