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Post-Release Monitoring of Ex-offenders in the Community

  • Margaret Fitzgerald O’Reilly
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Abstract

This chapter considers the post-release measures applicable to ex-offenders that are becoming increasingly popular in recent times, taking a new approach to dealing with offenders in the aftermath of imprisonment. Such measures seek to control and monitor the individual’s behaviour in the community by virtue of notification requirements and other monitoring orders. Considering that these measures represent a significant departure from the notion that once a sentence has been served the legal system has no further claim over an offender, the author aims to assess the scope and impact of post-release measures for ex-offenders both in Ireland and in other jurisdictions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret Fitzgerald O’Reilly
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  1. 1.University of LimerickLimerickIreland

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