Electronic Monitoring Law and Legal Definition

Electronic Monitoring is an electronic system that provides the probation officer or bail commissioner a report about whether the offender was available at home when the offender was required to remain at his/her home. The punishment of home detention can be enforced by electronic monitoring. Initially, electronic monitoring was used for property offenders on probation, but now wide range of offenders are being monitored using this system. The scope of electronic monitoring has widened to include not only probationers but also to follow up persons after incarceration, to control those sentenced to community corrections, and to monitor persons before trial or sentencing

Electronic monitoring is now employed in various companies and other establishment as part of security.

Electronic monitoring is also called electronic parole.