Home incarceration is formed to be a new topic in criminal justice, which helps to prevent the overcrowding in prisons. By the way, police agencies, judges, lawyers and other officials from the government were looking for the ways of prevention the overcrowding in prisons for many years. Bad policies which violate the humans’ rights led to the increasing amount of arrests that is why the jails and courts are full of prisoners. In conclusion the criminal justice department hasn’t any imagination where to place all the arrested Americans. Population in States regularly increases and it leads to more criminals. Absence of the free place in prisons leads to decreasing the effectiveness of the prison system as a deterrent. Lots of policies were failed. And now it is considered to be that the home incarceration can help. Could we imagine that criminals would stay at home? And which types of the home arrest are?
There are two types of home incarceration – Community and Electronic Monitoring. So the prisoner stays at home with the restrictions according to which arrested person knows when and where it is allowed to leave. Such system is more budget and it has been proven to work efficiently. Community monitoring cooperates with volunteers who watch the individuals. They realize the periodic checks, so volunteers come to the home of arrested person and check everything what concerns the official part of the case.
Also there is Electronic Monitoring. On this purpose the arrested person wears the mechanical bracelet on the wrist or ankle. A signal from the bracelet is sent to a transmitter which is located in the house. The signal would be broken when the criminal will break the perimeters which are allowed for him, or will go outside from the home and walk on the street. But it is forbidden.
In fact it is believed that such methods will help to prevent the overcrowding in the American prisons. Of course, such house arrest system is an appropriate one for those offenders who are not so dangerous for the society. For example, drunk drivers can stay at home beside the prisons. Of course, firstly officials check whether they have committed any crimes in the past. The major part of official and policemen think and hope that such system of arresting will help, and people who committed the crime once will not want to repeat it one more time. By the way, it is the best solution of the problem with overcrowding, because there was a real problem in the last few years.
Home incarceration is formed to be a new topic in criminal justice, which helps to prevent the overcrowding in prisons. By the way, police agencies, judges, lawyers and other officials from the government were looking for the ways of prevention the overcrowding in prisons for many years.