Movement Restriction Conditions (MRCs) in the Children’s Hearing System

David Orr

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The policy intention to introduce electronic monitoring (EM) in Scotland for young people was first indicated in the then Scottish Executive’s document Putting our communities first: A Strategy for tackling Antisocial Behaviour (2003: 29). While the policy agenda in relation to youth justice was significantly different in 2003 to that which pertains today, with its emphasis on tackling “persistent young offenders”, the Scottish Executive did note with respect to EM: “no-one wants to restrict a young person’s liberty lightly. It is a serious matter to consider such an intervention and would only be used to tackle serious issues” (2003: 30).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2014


  • movement restriction conditions
  • MRCs
  • children's hearing system
  • scotland
  • youth justice
  • child offenders


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