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arrowTag control: Monitoring the offenders
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arrowIs tagging the solution for non-violent offenders?
arrowAnn Widdecombe and Simon Hughes answer your questions
arrowLord Bassam answers your questions
Should non-violent offenders be tagged or sent, or kept in prison?
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Electronic tagging should be used to keep track of offenders even those not presently charged with an offence
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arrowAssociation of Chief Officers of Probation: Electronic Monitoring
arrow Premier Monitoring
arrow Electronic Monitoring for Pretrial Release
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Andy Homer
Andy Homer says monitoring technology is very reliable

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  "Re-offending in the community by those on the tag has proved negligible"
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Tom Stacey, Offender's Tag Association

Probation officer Martin Graham says tagging should be combined with supervision in the community

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  "There's still no evidence that it has reduced crime or prevented offenders from committing further offences"
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Harry Fletcher, National Association of Probation Officers

Peter Gould's report

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