posted on Jan, 17 2005 @ 07:11 PM
FG hail plans to tag low-risk criminals
17/01/2005 - 15:08:24
Electronic tagging could give petty criminals a chance to go straight, it was claimed today.
Jim O’Keeffe, Fine Gael justice spokesman, said the big brother monitoring system would deter first time crooks from re-offending.
The Department of Justice confirmed officials were drawing up plans based on the British hi-tech tagging scheme to amend to the Criminal Justice
Mr O’Keefe said following the example of the UK authorities tagging could be the best answer to a rising prison population and spiralling crime
“Sending someone to prison, particularly a first-time offender, is not always the best form of punishment, particularly if it encourages them to
pursue crime as a career,” Mr O’Keefe said.
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This just strikes me as a majorly screwed up policy. Maybe tagging hard core felon repeat offenders, but petty crimes? This just can't have any
good come from it.