n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Thoughts on a South African electronic monitoring system for managing offending behaviour : editorial

Volume 23, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



Electronic monitoring (EM) is widely used today in Western Europe and the United States of America. Since its advent in the United States of America in the 1980's, it has been viewed as a form of confinement and therefore, always linked to one or other form of imprisonment. Different names had been given to EM, for example, 'home detention', 'community custody' and 'curfew'.

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