Source: (2006) In,Crime Policy in Europe, Council of Europe, Stragbourg: Council of Europe Publishing pp. 19-27

"Let us begin with an example: electronic monitoring orders (EMOs), introduced in France by the act of 19 December 1997. The measure is innovative, at least for France, but does it work? Is it effective? A good practice? A promising practice? It can be seen that the various formulations are not synonymous but, though the last expression is tinged with a degree of caution by projecting us into a future by its very nature uncertain, in the final analysis, they are surely all stylistic devices referring to the same thing, namely criminal sanctions and measure that should be supported and developed, or even sold, in one international authority or another." (excerpt)