Claude Lerouche: Le Bracelet est le solution?

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Dans l’affaire Claude Larouche. AFPAD et Pierre Hugues Boisvenu se prépare à la demande que les criminels récidivistes être faits pour porter un bracelet de cheville à surveiller leurs activités.

Bracelets de cheville ont connu un certain succès en matière de justice pénale ait été largement utilisé au UK, et ici en particulier dans l’Ouest Canadien. Récemment l’Espagne et la France ont expérimenté des systèmes de suivi, avec la France déployer un système d’utiliser les dispositifs de cet été dans la surveillance des cas de violence domestique:

Interrogée sur l’utilisation du bracelet électronique, qui a été expérimenté avec succès en Espagne et qui devrait arriver en France en 2010, la ministre de la Justice a reconnu que «ce bracelet ne peut équiper que les condamnés». «Or il faut aussi agir en amont de la procédure judiciaire», a-t-elle estimé. Avant d’annoncer : «Je vais lancer le 23 novembre à Bobigny une première expérimentation pour équiper une vingtaine de femmes – ou d’hommes – battu(e)s de portables d’urgence».

Pourtant il est question de l’efficacité des bracelets de cheville. Un rapport dans le UK en 2006 a indiqué que les criminels de porter les appareils continuait à commettre des crimes (On pourrait argumenter, «oui, mais au moins ils ont été appréhendés pour ces crimes»). En outre, les programmes de surveillance dans l’Ouest du Canada ont été sous contrôle que les rapports ont montré les périphériques sont seulement aussi bon que le système de police qui les administre:

Acording to internal government reports on bracelet violators, it can be hours before authorities even try to catch up to them.

When asked about that on Wednesday, Morgan said the justice system should ensure public safety is the priority.

“You know, if somebody cuts off the device or does something where it puts them at large, we would expect, as soon as our officials become aware of it, for them to notify their superiors so that a determination can be made whether the public is at risk,” Morgan said.

Different forces handle ankle bracelet violations in different ways, according to Prince Albert police Chief Dale McFee, president of the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police.

McFee said the first expectation of police is that corrections officials would check on the offender, unless the situation was too risky.

“If there is any indication that there’s a safety concern from somebody attending that, then obviously the police are going to go,” McFee said.

Internal reports show that police in Regina will not go to an offender’s home to check on an electronic monitoring alarm, but will ask on-duty officers to keep an eye out for the subject.

“It varies a little bit across the province,” McFee said. “But I think the key issue there is if there was somebody that did call in and say, ‘Listen, I don’t really want to check this person, he’s been drinking. I think he could be violent.’ The police are going to go in all those cases.”

Si le Québec est aux systèmes de cheville pilote bracelet de surveillance, ils comprennent mieux les ressources pour contrôler correctement le moniteur!

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In the wake of the Claude Larouche affair AFPAD’s leader, Pierre Hugues Boisvenu is preparing to demand that recidivist criminals be made to wear an ankle bracelet to monitor their activities.

Ankle bracelets have experienced some success in criminal justice having been used extensively in the UK, and here particularly in Western Canada.  Recently Spain and France have experimented with the monitoring systems, with France rolling out a system to use the devices this summer in the monitoring of domestic violence cases:

Interrogée sur l’utilisation du bracelet électronique, qui a été expérimenté avec succès en Espagne et qui devrait arriver en France en 2010, la ministre de la Justice a reconnu que «ce bracelet ne peut équiper que les condamnés». «Or il faut aussi agir en amont de la procédure judiciaire», a-t-elle estimé. Avant d’annoncer : «Je vais lancer le 23 novembre à Bobigny une première expérimentation pour équiper une vingtaine de femmes – ou d’hommes – battu(e)s de portables d’urgence».

Still there is some question of the effectiveness of ankle bracelets. A report in the UK in 2006 indicated that criminals wearing the devices still continued to commit crimes (One might argue, “yes, but at least they were apprehended for those crimes”). As well, monitoring programs in Western Canada have been under scrutiny as  reports have demonstrated the devices are only as good as the police system that administers them:

According to internal government reports on bracelet violators, it can be hours before authorities even try to catch up to them.

When asked about that on Wednesday, Morgan said the justice system should ensure public safety is the priority.

“You know, if somebody cuts off the device or does something where it puts them at large, we would expect, as soon as our officials become aware of it, for them to notify their superiors so that a determination can be made whether the public is at risk,” Morgan said.

Different forces handle ankle bracelet violations in different ways, according to Prince Albert police Chief Dale McFee, president of the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police.

McFee said the first expectation of police is that corrections officials would check on the offender, unless the situation was too risky.

“If there is any indication that there’s a safety concern from somebody attending that, then obviously the police are going to go,” McFee said.

Internal reports show that police in Regina will not go to an offender’s home to check on an electronic monitoring alarm, but will ask on-duty officers to keep an eye out for the subject.

“It varies a little bit across the province,” McFee said. “But I think the key issue there is if there was somebody that did call in and say, ‘Listen, I don’t really want to check this person, he’s been drinking. I think he could be violent.’ The police are going to go in all those cases.”

If Quebec is to pilot ankle bracelet monitoring systems, they better include the resources to properly monitor the monitors!

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  1. bracelets; longer sentences; completed prison sentences; released perps’ names, faces and addresses made known to public…the list goes on in ways for women and children to not be added to the victims’ list.

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