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UK Police and BBC Trial SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring

The UK reports that 50% of the nation’s violent crime is linked to alcohol and a third of police time is spent dealing with alcohol-related issues. As the UK looks for new ways to combat this problem, the Office of the Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner is launching a sobriety pilot programme using SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring. This pilot is the first of its kind to use intensive 24/7 monitoring as a “condition of caution,” and it enables police officers to sanction volunteers who are arrested for alcohol-related or nighttime economy crimes with continuous monitoring.

The pilot and SCRAM CAM have people in the UK talking. To experience first-hand how SCRAM CAM works, BBC reporter Mike Dilger wore a bracelet for a weekend. Watch the video below to see the results of Mike’s trial.

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Amit Sethi has more than 18 years’ experience working within the criminal justice sector and is now the Head of European Operations for SCRAM Systems. His previous positions include Senior Probation Prosecutor at the National Probation Service and Programme Manager at the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime. He holds a degree in Law with Accountancy (BA Hons), completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law (London), and has received qualifications in project management.