From the 23th until the 25th of May 2022, it is time for the 12th edition of the Electronic Monitoring Conference in Helsinki, Finland. This years theme is  ‘Electronic monitoring and probation goals: a symbiotic relationship’. 

Electronic monitoring remains a relatively isolated example of the widespread deployment of technologies in probation practice and community sanctions more broadly. Technologies are already part of our everyday lives but, in common with other public services, are likely to effect on probation practice. As technologies develop and begin to penetrate into probation practices to a greater extent, the challenges of using them in ways which complement probation work grows.

The focus of the 12th electronic monitoring conference will be on developing understanding of how electronic monitoring can support probation practices and how other technologies may assist with the use of EM to meet probation goals.

Key questions which will be addressed are:

  1. what are the ethical challenges of integrating a range of technologies into probation practice;
  2. what novel technologies are available to support probation goals and electronic monitoring and how are they currently deployed;
  3. what are the possibilities of using Artificial Intelligence with electronic monitoring;
  4. how to maximise engagement of staff and service users with the help of electronic monitoring and other technologies.

Well done Finland!


The conference programme is available via the link.

Plenary abstracts

Click on one of the following links and you will find a short abstract about the plenary presentations that are included in the conference programme.


During the conference there are 2 rounds of 2 workshops each, for which you are requested to make a choice when completing your registration. More information on the sessions can be found via the following links:

Prison tour

During the reception on the first day of the conference, it is possible to visit a former prison. Originally opened as the Helsinki County Prison and investigative penitentiary, the main building of Hotel Katajanokka dates back to 1888, with the oldest part opened in 1837. The prison housed its original tenants up until as late as 2002. Following extensive renovations and conversion work, the prison was reborn into a modern, high class hotel in May 2007. Protected by the Finnish National Board of Antiquities, the main hallway, exterior shell and surrounding red brick walls remain to remind todays’ visitor of numerous colourful and often tragic stories of a bygone era. Please mention in the registration form if you would like to take part in this optional visit.


Registration for the conference is now closed and the event is fully booked so no more places available.

Accommodation and conference venue

Accommodation is not included in the conference fee, but CEP can recommend the Scandic Grand Marina hotel for your stay. The CEP promotional code is not available anymore so please contact the hotel directly via this link if you want to make a reservation.





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