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Suspects Being Watched in Real-Time: Introducing GPS Tracking in Belgium

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

Electronic monitoring has recently entered a new phase in Belgium by introducing it at the pre-trial stage. In fact, GPS-tracking, as supportive technology, has potentially replaced remand custody. From a controlling perspective, GPS-tracking is perceived to be remarkable as it allows constant monitoring of subjects' movements in real-time. However, this crucial advantage of GPS-tracking is heavily underused in Belgium. This paper describes the advent of GPS-tracking in Belgium by situating it within broader penal policy and the existing application of electronic monitoring in Belgium. The application and management of GPS-tracking will also be explained and its possible advantages and drawbacks discussed.
Journal: Journal of Technology in Human Services
ISSN: 1522-8835
Issue: 1
Volume: 34
Pages: 102-116
Number of pages: 15
Publication year:2016
Keywords:Electronic monitoring, Belgium, pre-trial detention, GPS
  • VABB Id: c:vabb:416694
  • Scopus Id: 84962510458
  • ORCID: /0000-0001-7073-637X/work/58670405