Making Your Home a Shelter: Electronic Monitoring and Victim Re-entry in Domestic Violence Cases

The development of bilateral electronic monitoring BEM exemplifies how shifts in the "culture of control" Garland, 2001, including a focus on domestic violence DV victims' emotional welfare and integration into proceedings, can alter abused partners' everyday lives. As a protecti...

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Published in:The British journal of criminology
Main Author: Erez, Edna
Contributors: Ibarra, Peter R. (Author)
Format: Electronic/Print Article
Language:English
Published: 2007
In:The British journal of criminology
Year: 2007, Volume: 47, Issue: 1, Pages: 100-120
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Summary:The development of bilateral electronic monitoring BEM exemplifies how shifts in the "culture of control" Garland, 2001, including a focus on domestic violence DV victims' emotional welfare and integration into proceedings, can alter abused partners' everyday lives. As a protective strategy, BEM provides DV victims with an alternative to relocating to a shelter. The subjective sense of safety engendered by program involvement emerges gradually, as everyday environments are re-evaluated in light of an estranged partner's absence; through social interactions with family members, friends, and justice agents; and as the understanding of what it means to be "protected" develops. The use of BEM technology to promote victim welfare rather than as a strictly evidentiary tool suggests that this expression of the new paradigm of justice is oriented toward victim re-entry into civil society
ISSN:0007-0955