In short, e-tagging, if used correctly, can add value to the criminal justice system as a whole. It can be an additional component that can strengthen NCS. But, as with any component, it is not a miracle cure. Effective e-tagging systems still require personnel to monitor and flag offenders, and also to conduct site checks. Additional staff and command centres would have to be established, equipped, staffed and managed so as not to detract from the capacities of existing units, such as Community Corrections. If Community Corrections is used as a unit that deals with e-tagging, they are still going to need additional staff, funds and equipment.
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