Domestic criminals are wearing electronic braces for a certain period of time, and they are in operation to track their positions. The system that attaches such a GPS ankle to persons committing sex crimes is carried out not only in our country but also all over the world. However, it plans to introduce a new tag that will enable 24-hour surveillance for thousands of people in England and Wales from this summer.
Already in the UK, GPS tags have been introduced since 1999, but only at specific addresses, it warns the wearer only when they are not there at the appointed time. Currently, 60,000 people wear this type of electronic foot brace in England and Wales.
However, new GPS tags that will be introduced in the future will change so that they can track the movement of the person anywhere they go. The British judiciary says it will be better able to protect victims from domestic violence and stalking.
The new GPS tag can be used to determine whether to enter the prohibited zone and participate in the rehabilitation program, and to conduct detailed monitoring such as behavior monitoring and prohibition of access within a certain range of addresses. In other words, it can be monitored in real-time all day to limit the behavior.
According to UK authorities, it is expected that a new GPS tag will be attached to 4,000 people each year. For relatively light crimes, an alternative to imprisonment, or more serious felons, is expected to use this technology for a comprehensive crime for surveillance.
Of course, introducing a new GPS tag can help short prisoners to go to prison and make it easier for them to return to society, or to prevent repeat offenders from stalking victims. On the other hand, criminals with GPS are constantly monitored 24 hours a day and lose a lot of personal information in exchange for a limited range of action. It may be argued that it may raise controversy on how to balance human rights and victim protection. For more information, please click here .