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A new law aimed at preventing recidivism among those convicted of sexual and violent crimes comes into effect in Thailand today. The law increases surveillance measures for offenders already out of prison, possibly even requiring them to wear electronic monitoring (EM) ankle bracelets for up to 10 years. However, the entire plan may be ineffective …

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49 minutes ago, Thaiger said:

But the department is already struggling to find the manpower to monitor everyone. 

Why seek manpower? All that's tracked is locations, so it's mostly just about checking those locations against a more-or-less static set of forbidden zones per ex-convict. That's trivially automatable. Even more subtle aspects like detecting lingering in dubious areas can be automated (with a greater efficiency than humans are capable of).

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Thought it might also include to cover kid student activists or protesters for change of government as well as which covers a certain taboo section. 

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