In order to prevent the “Suwon case” from happening again, the Korean National Assembly passed the “Jo Doo Soon Prevention Act”
November 25. According to South Korean KBS News, the South Korean National Assembly recently passed the “Protection and Containment Law.” The bill aims to strengthen the management and supervision of electronic anklet wearers, and is also known as the “Zhao Doushun Prevention and Control Law.”
It is reported that even when wearing electronic anklets, South Korea still has an average of 60 sexual crimes per year. Park, who served 12 years in prison for sexual violence on 6 children, committed sexual violence on female high school students only 8 days after being released from prison in March this year.
Although Park was wearing an electronic anklet, the alarm did not sound because the crime occurred within 2 kilometers of the prisoner’s residence.
According to the survey, more than half of sexual crime-related recidivism cases occurred within 1 km radius of the electronic anklet wearer, and 33% occurred within 100 meters of the prisoner’s living radius.
Therefore, the Korean people believe that it is necessary for the government to formulate the “Protection and Containment Law” to allow Zhao Doushun to receive certain isolation treatment after he is released from prison.
In response, Lee Soo-jeong, a professor in the Department of Criminal Psychology at Gyeonggi University, said that the so-called protection and containment law requires electronic anklet wearers to go to a government-designated facility and spend the night in the facility.
Because if the place where the wearer of the electronic anklet lives is like Zhao Doushun’s house, it is located in the apartment gathering area, in fact, measures to restrict the place of residence are meaningless.