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The Routledge Handbook of Technology, Crime and Justice

Edited by: M. R. McGuire , Thomas J. Holt

Print publication date:  December  2016
Online publication date:  February  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138820135
eBook ISBN: 9781315743981
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315743981
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Book description

Technology has become increasingly important to both the function and our understanding of the justice process. Many forms of criminal behaviour are highly dependent upon technology, and crime control has become a predominantly technologically driven process ? one where ?traditional? technological aids such as fingerprinting or blood sample analysis are supplemented by a dizzying array of tools and techniques including surveillance devices and DNA profiling.

This book offers the first comprehensive and holistic overview of global research on technology, crime and justice. It is divided into five parts, each corresponding with the key stages of the offending and justice process:

  • Part I addresses the current conceptual understanding of technology within academia and the criminal justice system;
  • Part II gives a comprehensive overview of the current relations between technology and criminal behaviour;
  • Part III explores the current technologies within crime control and the ways in which technology underpins contemporary formal and informal social control;
  • Part IV sets out some of the fundamental impacts technology is now having upon the judicial process;
  • Part V reveals the emerging technologies for crime, control and justice and considers the extent to which new technology can be effectively regulated.

This landmark collection will be essential reading for academics, students and theorists within criminology, sociology, law, engineering and technology, and computer science, as well as practitioners and professionals working within and around the criminal justice system.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Theorizing technology and its role in crime and law enforcement Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Technology crime and technology control Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The evolving landscape of technology-dependent crime Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Technology and fraud Download PDF
Chapter  5:  ICTs and child sexual offending Download PDF
Chapter  6:  ICTs and sexuality Download PDF
Chapter  7:  ICTs and interpersonal violence Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Online pharmacies and technology crime Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The theft of ideas as a cybercrime Download PDF
Chapter  10:  ICTs, privacy and the (criminal) misuse of data Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Crime and chemical production Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Pharmatechnologies and the ills of medical progress Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Bioengineering and biocrime Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Technology, environmental harm and green criminology Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Guns, technology and crime Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Crime, transport and technology Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Food fraud and food fraud detection technologies Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Consumer technologies, crime and environmental implications Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Evaluating technologies as criminal tools Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Crime, situational prevention and technology Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Technology, innovation and twenty-first-century policing Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Contemporary landscapes of forensic innovation Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Technology and digital forensics Download PDF
Chapter  24:  DNA and identification Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Visual surveillance technologies Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Big data, predictive machines and security Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Cognitive neuroscience, criminal justice and control Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The uncertainty principle Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Establishing culpability Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Technology-augmented and virtual courts and courtrooms Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Computer-assisted sentencing Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The technology of confinement and quasi-therapeutic control Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Punitivity and technology Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Public and expert voices in the legal regulation of technology Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The force of law and the force of technology  Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Nanocrime 2.0 Download PDF
Chapter  37:  AI and bad robots Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Technology, body and human enhancement Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Justice and technology Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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