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GPS To Restrict Movement As Criminals Are Monitored


Article by: rob brady
Date: 28 Mar 2012

pocketgpsworld.com
In a reversal of their usual mode of operation, 'sat-nav' systems will be used to restrict the movement of individuals as criminals are set to become monitored by GPS.

A new law enforcement system will add GPS tracking to electronic tags fitted to criminals serving community punishments and means authorities will know the location of these individuals at all times - technology permitting.

Those who are considered high risk offenders will be monitored constantly by GPS positioning. Some of these offenders are restricted from attending certain events or areas (for instance football matches or pubs) as part of their punishment, but until now there had been few ways of monitoring whether these conditions were adhered to or not.

Under this new system an alert will be sounded if offenders break the conditions of their probation by straying into areas which are deemed as off-limits.

According to Justice Secretary Ken Clarke, the new system will keep offenders "off the street" so that they "can't socialise in the evening and have fewer chances to offend."

Clarke explained that the move is designed to tackle British crime rates more effectively by making community sentences a sterner punishment, claiming that they are currently seen as "an easy option" when it comes to the British Judicial Service.

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Posted by jonnyprice on Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:35 pm Reply with quote

I can see this working well. "GPS Signal lost. Are you indoors?"


 
Posted by pcaouolte on Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:43 pm Reply with quote

News Team Wrote:
According to Justice Secretary Ken Clarke, the new system will keep offenders "off the street" so that they "can't socialise in the evening and have fewer chances to offend."
Prison seems to me to be a very effective way of achieving this.


Paul

 
Posted by Guivre46 on Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:51 pm Reply with quote

I assume the sales of jammers will rise?

Don't tell me it's illegal - it all gets too circuitous.....


Mike R [aka Wyvern46]
Go 530T - unsupported
Go550 Live [not renewed]
Kia In-dash Tomtom

 
Posted by DennisN on Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:22 pm Reply with quote

Who gets the contract to mark all the places on the map which are verboten? Who gets the contract to monitor it? I expect it will be paid for out of the 20% savings from cutting the police budgets.

pcaoulte Wrote:
News Team Wrote:
According to Justice Secretary Ken Clarke, the new system will keep offenders "off the street" so that they "can't socialise in the evening and have fewer chances to offend."

Prison seems to me to be a very effective way of achieving this.
But prison time would mean they couldn't simply pass the time away harassing their neighbours!


Dennis

If it tastes good - it's fattening.

Two of them are obesiting!!

 
Posted by Lozza07 on Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:15 am Reply with quote

"off the street"? Erm, last time I checked, GPS didn't work too well indoors...


 
Posted by mappyal on Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:32 am Reply with quote

Would not a trainer be more representative.
Or is that just my age and prejudices showing?

Daily Mail reader,


 
Posted by M8TJT on Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:46 am Reply with quote

Lozza07 Wrote:
"off the street"? Erm, last time I checked, GPS didn't work too well indoors...
Erm, I don't understand your logic. They don't need to work indoors. If Mr. baddie goes out, he will be spotted and Mr. policeman will arrest him and put him in gaol where a high proportion of Mr. baddies should have been in the first place. (For PC, please read Mr, as Mrs. Master, Miss, or whatever.)


 
Posted by hpyatt on Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:16 pm Reply with quote

M8TJT Wrote:
Lozza07 Wrote:
"off the street"? Erm, last time I checked, GPS didn't work too well indoors...
Erm, I don't understand your logic. They don't need to work indoors. If Mr. baddie goes out, he will be spotted and Mr. policeman will arrest him and put him in gaol where a high proportion of Mr. baddies should have been in the first place. (For PC, please read Mr, as Mrs. Master, Miss, or whatever.)


Assuming he doesn't wrap a piece of lead flashing, that he nicked, around his ankle before he goes off on "another job"


 
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