The New Technology of Crime, Law and Social Control

The New Technology of Crime, Law and Social Control

by James M. Byrne
     
 

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A comprehensive overview of the effects of new technology on criminality, crime prevention, and the criminal justice system is presented in this new textbook/reader. Fourteen chapters explore five critical issues:

How will new technological innovations affect both crime prevention and crime control policies toward offenders and victims?

Will criminal

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A comprehensive overview of the effects of new technology on criminality, crime prevention, and the criminal justice system is presented in this new textbook/reader. Fourteen chapters explore five critical issues:

How will new technological innovations affect both crime prevention and crime control policies toward offenders and victims?

Will criminal justice personnel be replaced by new hardware or software?

Will technology lead to increased privatization of traditional justice functions?

Is there research evidence that technological innovations have improved the criminal justice system's response to crime?

What is the link between technology and various forms of criminal behavior?

Applications of "hard" and "soft" technology are assessed in chapters by scholarly specialists on: the link between technology and criminality; crime prevention; policing; courts; institutional corrections; community corrections; and the justice system's relations with the private sector. Prof. Gary Marx's concluding commentary analyzes the social control and privacy implications of the many new technology applications. A comprehensive list of web sites is provided for further research on new technologies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781881798736
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/26/2007
Pages:
379
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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