More than 200 participants from over 30 countries came together last week to discuss the important issue of the use of Electronic monitoring within the field of Criminal Justice. Over the years the CEP EM conference has become known as the platform par excellence for being updated about the newest technical developments in EM, to hear the latest experiences with EM from the different probation services, and to exchange ideas on the topic.
The first CEP electronic monitoring conference took place in 1998. At that time EM was a relatively new tool in the penal landscape and its use was limited to only a small number of countries. Much changed since, EM is now used regularly in a large number of European jurisdictions and technological advances continue to improve its capabilities and increase the ways in which those caught up in criminal justice systems can be monitored.
At the same time, challenges and debates endure including ensuring that the technologies are robust and fit for purpose and that they are utilised appropriately in ways which are humane, ethical, fair and proportionate. The 10th CEP EM conference took stock of the knowledge of, and experience with, using EM, identifying good practices whilst utilising this knowledge to have an informed debate about possible futures for EM.
Presentations, reports and more
To read the final report on the CEP Conference on Electronic Monitoring in Latvia, please click the file below.
Click a file below to download the programme and presentations.