A Complicated Business: The Operational Realities of Privatised Electronic Monitoring of Offenders

  • Anthea Hucklesby


This chapter provides a detailed examination of the complexities which are created by the private sector’s operation of electronic monitoring (EM). The chapter contends that the privatised EM service, as currently operating in England and Wales, is over-complicated and therein detracts from what has the potential to be an effective and humane criminal justice tool. In developing this analysis, the chapter suggests that debates about the role of the private sector in criminal justice have thus far largely failed to appreciate these operational complexities or consider their implications for service delivery. If private sector involvement is to be challenged effectively and EM and other criminal justice measures are to be delivered in humane and responsive ways, then a more nuanced and evidence-based approach is required.


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  • Anthea Hucklesby
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  1. 1.University of LeedsLeedsUK

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