The Electronic Monitoring of Serious Offenders: Is There a Rehabilitative Potential?

Research output: Working paper

Abstract

Many countries around the world now electronically monitor some convicted offenders to check the offenders’ compliance with court orders of different kinds. Although regarded as an intermediate penalty, to date electronic monitoring has not generally been employed for rehabilitative purposes. Electronic monitoring systems have evolved over time, however, and there is the possibility that future technologies and practices could embrace more rehabilitative goals. This article sketches out various currents of change within criminal justice, and suggests how future electronic monitoring schemes might instantiate an emergent ‘new rehabilitation’.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSocial Science Research Network (SSRN)
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2014

Publication series

NameEdinburgh Law School Working Papers
No.2014/03

Keywords

  • electronic monitoring offenders
  • new rehabilitation
  • elective self-monitoring
  • desistance

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The Electronic Monitoring of Serious Offenders: Is There a Rehabilitative Potential?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this