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Taking aim at violent, sex offenders

Electronic monitoring anklets are attached to criminals after their release from prison to prevent them from reoffending. (Photo: Chanat Katanyu)

A new law set to take effect today aims to prevent people convicted of sexual and violent crimes from reoffending.

It should help reduce those crimes, as long as there are enough officials to enforce it.

The act aimed at curbing recidivism among people convicted of sexual and violent crimes intensifies surveillance measures to the degree that released offenders may be ordered to wear electronic monitoring (EM) ankle bracelets for up to 10 years after.

However, in practical terms, the Corrections Department may suffer a lack of manpower if it wishes to keep tabs on all offenders, 1,500…

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