01. december 2014

Effect of Electronic Monitoring on Social Welfare Dependence

This article by Lars H. Hansen, Phd fellow at the Department of Sociology, and Signe H. Andersen examines the effect on social welfare dependence of serving a sentence under electronic monitoring rather than in prison using Danish registry data. It further examines two policy shifts that extended the use of electronic monitoring in Denmark. The article concludes that electronic monitoring is less harmful than imprisonment, at least for younger offenders, whereas it does not leave older offenders worse off than imprisonment.

Lars H. Andersen & Signe H. Andersen "Effect of Electronic Monitoring on Social Welfare Dependence" in Criminology and Public Policy, Volume 13, Issue 13