Friday, October 19, 2007

[The Chosun Ilbo, October 17 2007] Gov't Unveils Electronic Tag for Sex Offenders

The Ministry of Justice on Tuesday unveiled an electronic bracelet designed to prevent sex crimes by tracking the location of repeat sex offenders.

Although it looks like a watch, the ministry explained that the bracelet is made to be worn around the ankle so that it is less conspicuous. Offenders will be allowed to wear the bracelet on their wrists only if there is a reason they cannot wear it on their ankles.

Developed by Samsung SDS Consortium, the bracelet is paired with a portable global positioning device. Repeat sex offenders must carry both devices at all times. Only when they are at home can they put the positioning device down.

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