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An evaluation of the use of electronic monitoring as a condition of bail in Scotland

Barry, Monica and Malloch, M. and Moodie, Kristina and Nellis, M. and , Martin Knapp and , Rennee Romeo and , Sujith Dhanasiri (2007) An evaluation of the use of electronic monitoring as a condition of bail in Scotland. [Report]

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    Abstract

    The aims of the evaluation were to assess the implementation of EM bail in replacing custodial remands, and to conduct a cost analysis of EM bail in contrast to those given custody. The study included the collection of qualitative and quantitative data, matched comparison data and cost analysis. Interviews were conducted with 10 Steering Group members and 45 professionals (comprising the police, social work, procurators fiscal, clerks of court, judges, sheriffs, defence agents, advocates, the electronic monitoring companies and victims' agencies). Interviews with 16 bailees and 15 household members were also undertaken. Quantitative data were collected from various sources, namely: court pro formas, Reliance/Serco databases, court files, social work files, police records, Scottish Criminal Record Office and data provided by the Scottish Executive Justice Statistics Branch, the Scottish Court Service and the Scottish Prison Service. Data from 3 comparison sheriff courts also provided a range of information on accused remanded in custody or bailed with or without conditions in areas outwith the pilot sites to ascertain whether EM bail is being used as a direct alternative to custodial remand and to explore differences in final sentences for the 2 groups.

    Item type: Report
    ID code: 18649
    Keywords: electronic monitoring, bail, scotland, Social Sciences (General), Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
    Subjects: Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
    Social Sciences > Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
    Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Social Work
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    Depositing user: Miss Kelly Docherty
    Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 14:08
    Last modified: 16 Mar 2012 13:09
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/18649

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