Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Social Sciences Research Reports
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Electronic Monitoring in the Criminal Justice System
Author(s): Graham, Hannah
McIvor, Gill
Contact Email:
Citation: Graham H & McIvor G (2017) Electronic Monitoring in the Criminal Justice System. Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services. Insights, 40. IRISS.
Keywords: electronic monitoring
criminal justice
alternatives to imprisonment
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: IRISS
Series/Report no.: Insights, 40
Abstract: Electronic monitoring (EM) is a generic term that encompasses a number of monitoring technologies and approaches. It can be used with different people for diverse purposes in youth justice and adult criminal justice systems (Nellis, Beyens and Kampinski, 2013). For the last 30 years, numerous western countries have predominantly used EM to monitor adult offenders’ compliance with curfews and other restrictions. The emergence of new EM technologies opens up new monitoring and surveillance possibilities to authorities, but proportionality and balancing the rights and interests of different people involved are integral to effective and ethical uses of EM. This is reflected in Council of Europe guidance on standards and ethics in EM (Nellis, 2015). ThisInsight introduces the ways in which EM is currently used in Scotland, alongside international evidence and experience, to identify key issues and implications for use.
Type: Research Report
Rights: This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 2.5 UK: Scotland Licence. To view a copy of this licence, visit Copyright © November 2017
Affiliation: Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology
Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
insights-40_0.pdf436.28 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is protected by original copyright

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.