Community sanctions and measures
Rather than being an alternative to imprisonment, non-custodial sentences were, from ancient times in different cultures, a traditional society response to offenses and the reacceptance of offenders in their communities.
Non-custodial sanctions and measures consist nowadays in the reference sanction for certain offenses. Provision should be made for a sufficient number of suitably varied community sanctions and measures, such as alternatives to pre-trial detention, probation as an independent sanction, suspension of the enforcement of a sentence with imposed conditions; community service, treatment orders for addictions or mental conditions, restriction of movement under electronic monitoring, etc.
Concerning the growing sector of community sanctions and measures, we provide multifaceted solutions (from policy design to high technology deployment) aimed at complying with its complexity.