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Technology, Crime and Justice

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In this book, for the first time, the 'question of technology' and its relation to criminal justice is approached as a whole. Technology, Crime and Justice analyzes a range of technologies, (including information, communications, nuclear, biological, transportation and weapons technologies, amongst many others) in order to pose three interrelated questions about their affects upon criminal justice and criminal opportunity:

◦to what extent can they really be said to provide new criminal opportunity or to enhance existing ones?

◦what are the key characteristics of the ways in which such technologies have been regulated?

◦how does technology itself serve as a regulatory force – both in crime control and social control more widely?

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