E-bracelets to monitor juveniles

E-bracelets to monitor juveniles

Abu Dhabi - The electronic bracelet can track the geographical locations of the offenders through GPS.



By Ismail Sebugwaawo

Published: Tue 26 Jun 2018, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Wed 27 Jun 2018, 1:16 AM

Two juveniles who beat up a child in a shopping mall will have their movements monitored by an electronic bracelet, the court has ordered.
The Abu Dhabi Misdemeanours Court handed down the sentence to the under-18 teenagers after they were found guilty of assaulting the child. Besides being monitored, the convicts will be reporting to the court every three months and will not be allowed to visit the place where they committed the crime.
The electronic bracelet can track the geographical locations of the offenders through GPS.
The Abu Dhabi Police's Follow-up Department started the implementation of the new system in coordination with the judicial department and the public prosecution in Abu Dhabi last year.
Judicial authorities said the electronic monitoring system is one of the means for implementing the judicial rulings issued for monitoring convicts but should not be considered as an alternative to the penalty of deprivation of liberty as per the Federal Penal Code and administrative decision No. (281) of 2017.
The public prosecution provides the procedural facilities to compel the convicts to wear the electronic bracelet and the police's follow-up department places the same on the convicted person.
During the launch of the system last year, Brigadier Ahmed Masoud Al Mazrouei, director of the Follow-up Department at Abu Dhabi Police, had said that the convicts will be monitored all the time as they go through training and rehabilitation programmes intended to change their behaviours.
ismail@khaleejtimes.com


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