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Apps, Tags, Tracks: Ten Questions about Uses of Technology in Probation



Graham H (2018) Apps, Tags, Tracks: Ten Questions about Uses of Technology in Probation. Confederation of European Probation (CEP) website [Blog Post] 27.06.2018.

This is an article by Dr. Hannah Graham, Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR), Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Stirling, Scotland. In this article, Dr. Hannah Graham explores some of the issues and questions she raised in her plenary presentation at the Confederation of European Probation (CEP) European Electronic Monitoring conference in Zagreb, Croatia in April 2018. At the conference, Hannah presented and co-led a workshop alongside Deborah Thompson from the Dutch Probation Service on innovative uses of apps and electronic monitoring technologies in probation. Technology, especially electronic monitoring (EM) technology, has been used in some probation and community justice settings for decades. Yet with the advent of more options and emerging potential to integrate different functions, a myriad of questions arise. These questions are not so much about practicalities such as battery life or losing internet and satellite signal in rural areas, but are more focused on the ‘who?’, ‘what?’ and ‘why?’ questions of using technology in probation.

Electronic monitoring; mobile apps; probation; community justice; technology; digital justice

Type of mediaBlog Post
FundersEuropean Commission
Publication date27/06/2018
Publisher URL…gy-in-probation/

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Dr Hannah Graham

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Senior Lecturer, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

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