O’Farrell government plan to tackle domestic violence offenders through GPS tracking

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Domestic violence perpetrators in NSW would be forced to wear tracking devices like those worn by high-risk sex offenders under a plan proposed by the O’Farrell government.

Luigi Cappel‘s insight:

Reliability is no longer an excuse for not using GPS tracking to protect victims from domestic crime perpetrators and neither is cost. There are so many uses for this technology in protecting people from recidivist criminals.

 

Whether it is a deterrent or providing the ability to track down a potential incident before it happens, the benefits far outweigh the costs.

 

It amazes me that there is any argument about this at all, lets just get on with it and do it. I wonder if they have also considered using proximity tools with apps on victims or at risk people’s mobiles to let them know if a potential offender is near them? Yes there are lots of issues regarding that and it doesn’t suit every situation, but there must be some low hanging fruit that will save people a lot of grief and help protect the community.

See on www.smh.com.au

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About Luigi Cappel

Writer for hire, marketing consultant specialising in Location Based Services. Futurist and Public Speaker Auckland, New Zealand
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