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.