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GPS Trackers to Monitor Domestic Violence Offenders

Posted on: Wed 19 Apr 2017

South Australia has launched a three year trial monitoring domestic violence perpetrators with GPS trackers.

The Corrections Department will start off by monitoring 90 domestic violence offenders with the hope of preventing domestic violence, “these are offenders who have committed domestic violence offences in the past. What we are hoping with the the trial, that they will know that they have exclusion zones…” said Vanessa Swan the Executive Director of Offender Development at the Department for Correctional Services. 

She said that this is not a primary prevention but, “we can do things to change their behaviour and to ensure compliance from them. But there are broader societal tasks in terms of changing behaviours towards women.”

Vanessa Swan joined Jennie Lenman to discuss. 

Produced by Kvitka Becker

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