On the Advantages and Disadvantages of Electronic Monitoring in Criminal Justice and Correctional Systems. Electronically monitoring offenders in the criminal justice system has existed as an alterative to incarceration for over two decades (Renzema & Mayo-Wilson, 2005, p. 215). The system works by monitoring offenders’ whereabouts to ensure their complying with their sentence (Mackenzie, 1997). While there are various motives for using this form of punishment, in general electronic monitoring works to discourage recidivism by increasing the surveillance of an offender in their community, thereby decreasing the opportunity for and ability of an offender to commit a crime (Mackenzie, 1997). This essay will begin by exploring how...The end:
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