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9 Eur. J. Probation 3 (2017)

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Editorial                                                               E   JP

                                                               European Journal of Probation
                                                                     2017, Vol. 9(I) 3-10
Electronic         monitoring and                                   © The Author(s) 2017
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                                                            DOI: 10.1177/2066220317704130
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Kristel Beyens
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Research Group Crime & Society (CRiS), Belgium



Abstract
The use of electronic monitoring (EM) has grown rapidly in Europe and elsewhere and is
likely to continue to do so. EM is a technological tool that allows to monitor the location
of individuals via an electronic ankle tag, to track the movements of individuals either in
real time or retrospectively. This special issue of the European Journal of Probation focuses
on the relationship of EM with supervision in four jurisdictions (Belgium, Germany, The
Netherlands and Scotland) and the question whether EM is mainly used as a stand-alone
order or as an integrated measure; that is, alongside other supervisory conditions. It
also contains a contribution with an initial round up of Australian experiences with EM.



Introduction to the special issue
The use of electronic monitoring (EM) has grown rapidly in Europe and elsewhere and
is likely to continue to do so. EM is a technological tool, which allows one to monitor the
location of individuals via an electronic ankle tag, with radio-frequency technology as
the most commonly used technology. Global Positioning System (GPS) technologies
track the movements of individuals either in real time or retrospectively. EM can be used
at all stages of the criminal justice process: pre-trial, as a sentence, as early release from
prison and post-sentence.
   Despite EM's growing significance in the penal landscape empirical research on the
operation of EM remains scarce and most studies or commentaries are based on single
jurisdictions. Nellis et al. (2013) is the first international compilation that provides in-
depth descriptions and analysis of how EM is employed in single jurisdictions enabling
common themes to be drawn together. In addition, cross-jurisdictional surveys have been
undertaken regularly by the Confederation of European Probation (CEP) (Beumer and
Kylstad Oster, 2016; Pinto and Nellis, 2011) and the Council of Europe (Nellis, 2015).


Corresponding author:
Kristel Beyens, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Criminology, Research Group Crime & Society
(CRiS), Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel, Belgium.
Email: Kristel.Beyens@vub.ac.be

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