electronic monitoring

cjm 95: Electronic monitoring

In a series of articles focussing on electronic monitoring (EM), guest editor Mike Nellis and the contributors take an international perspective to consider how the use of EM is faring in countries such as Australia, Germany, the USA, Sweden and the UK.

In the topical section, Nick Hardwick writes about the damning findings by the Prison Inspectorate at Feltham; Julie T Davies examines the role of the state in limiting 'the truth' being told and Elaine Campbell argues for different ways of doing democracy.

Tagging - from criminal justice to 'social care'?

It was reported last week that Capita will be taking over the Ministry of Justice electronic monitoring contracts from Serco and G4S in the new year.

Journalist Kate Belgrave offers a run down of recent press announcements and the worrying expansion of punishment to people outside of criminal justice. She speculates that private tagging companies could be looking to diversify to using the technology in the social care sector, for example with people with learning disabilities and dementia.

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