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E-Bracelets won't reduce crime

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Regarding the article in the Bangkok Post on Friday, ''E-bracelets to keep tabs on teenage cons'', which explains that Corrections Department authorities plan to use electronic bracelets to keep tabs on juvenile delinquents, I don't think this is such a good idea. It seems strangely similar to placing microchips on animals to monitor their movements. What we need are ways to prevent crimes before they happen. For example, we have CCTV cameras all over the nation, but only a fraction of them are monitored around the clock. Therefore, most of them can only help in the arrest of suspects after a crime has been committed. Unless the juveniles who have these E-bracelets are monitored all the time, it will be a waste of money. 

RH Suga
Lamphun

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