Recent polling suggests that 97% of the Scottish public are concerned about alcohol-related crime—this level of concern is unsurprising given that alcohol is a key driver of offending behaviour. But, 66% see sobriety tags as an effective sentencing method to reduce and prevent alcohol-related crime.
Concern about alcohol-related crime in the UK is high, and according to new polling, 91% of the public support the use of sobriety tagging for those who commit crimes under the influence of alcohol which can help punish and rehabilitate clients.
SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring® (SCRAM CAM®) is the most widely used transdermal alcohol monitoring bracelet in the corrections industry. Every 30 minutes, 24/7, the SCRAM CAM bracelet tests the wearer’s sweat for alcohol, but how exactly does it work?
With more than 60% of violent crime in Scotland involving alcohol, new justice reforms are in place with efforts to address the underlying causes of a person’s offending. Over 90% of the Scottish population supports the use of sobriety tags as a sentencing requirement, which would act as both a punitive and rehabilitative measure.
Jail overcrowding is a serious issue in the U.S., imprisoning more people than any other nation in the world. With 60% of jail inmates awaiting deposition and not actually serving time for a conviction, sheriffs programs that rely on alcohol monitoring technology to oversee clients in lieu of incarceration are becoming more prevalent throughout the states.
According to NHTSA, a person with one or more prior DUI/DWI offenses is 4.1x more likely to be involved in a fatal car crash, making repeat alcohol clients dangerous to a community. But, courts and agencies across the country are using alcohol monitoring technologies to create sustainable, outcome-driven programs to support long-term behavior change in repeat alcohol clients.
Whether you live on the East Coast, West Coast, or somewhere in between, if you get behind the wheel after drinking you will face the consequences and may even end up with a DUI on your record. But, DUI laws and penalties are not country-wide. In fact, many aspects of these laws vary greatly from state to state and may even be specific to a single state.
With the help of SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring® (SCRAM CAM®), SCRAM Remote Breath®, and a variety of other alcohol monitoring technologies, the San Joaquin DUI Monitoring Court (SJDMC) has reduced annual DUI arrests by 66% since 2008.
With nearly 105 participants at any given time, Cascade County’s drug treatment courts are the largest in Montana. Each has available to them SCRAM Systems’ alcohol and location monitoring technologies—SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring® (SCRAM CAM®), SCRAM Remote Breath®, and SCRAM GPS®—to ensure cooperation and true behavior change throughout the individual’s rehabilitative process.
Research has found that 73% of those who perpetrate domestic abuse were drinking at the time of the assault. SCRAM Systems is proud to have contributed to the UK debate on domestic abuse this month by sending a formal response to the Home Office Consultation on the use of sobriety tags to address criminal behaviour.