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Electronic monitoring in Scotland - A Consultation on Proposals for Legislation

Electronic monitoring in Scotland - A Consultation on Proposals for Legislation

Thursday, March 2, 2017

ISBN: 9781786528131

We are seeking views on our proposals for legislation to extend the use of electronic monitoring in Scotland in support of broader community justice policy. These views will help shape how this will be taken work forward.

Executive Summary

The Scottish Government’s vision for a safer, fairer and more inclusive nation sees us moving towards a society where those who have been victims of crime can feel safer and more reassured and those with a history of offending can be supported to be active, responsible contributors to our communities as fellow citizens.

That vision reflects the values of a modern and progressive nation:

• where we prevent and reduce further offending by addressing its underlying causes;

• where we safely and effectively manage and support those who have committed offences to help them reintegrate into the community and realise their potential for the benefits of all; and

• where the protection of victims of crime and public safety is prioritised.

We believe that electronic monitoring has a role to play in supporting this vision; from continuing to offer a method of control over an individual’s movements and expanding this offer, to implementing new uses to support both reintegration and rehabilitation to prevent and reduce further offending.