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Německé zkušenosti s elektronickým monitoringem, aneb cesta k (ne)zavedení domácího vězení

Title in English German experience with electronic monitoring – the way to (non-)implementation of the house arrest


Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Časopis pro právní vědu a praxi
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Law

Field Law sciences
Keywords Electronic monitoring; house arrest; Hessen; Baden-Wüttemberg
Description This paper deals with pilot testing of electronically monitored house arrest in two German states, in Hessen (2000-2002) and Baden-Württemberg (2010-2012), which accompanied the scientific research of the Max-Planck-Institute. In these states is instead of the term house arrest more often used the term electronic monitoring or electronic bracelet, which can comprise both the control mechanism and the house arrest, or just the control mechanism (without the house arrest). The paper focuses on differences in tested forms of house arrest and examines the similarities and differences in conditions of imposition and execution of house arrest with electronic monitoring in both states. The paper also emphasizes several problems or risks, which these states faced according to the research results. In the case of Baden-Württemberg the rather negative research results and the failure to accomplish desired goals influenced the decision of the government not to implement the electronically monitored house arrest any further. While in Hessen the positively presented research results and favourable attitude of the participating authorities resulted in ongoing implementation of the house arrest with electronic monitoring and expansion of the areas (or forms) of its application.
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