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Technology, Crime and Justice: The Question Concerning Technomia

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By McGuire, Michael

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As technology comes to characterise our world in ever more comprehensive ways there are increasing questions about how the 'rights' and 'wrongs' of technological use can be adequately categorised. To date, the scope of such questions have been limited - focused upon specific tech...nologies such as the internet, or bio-technology with little sense of any social or historical continuities in the way technology in general has been regulated. 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 analyses a range of technologies (including information, communications, nuclear, biological, transport 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? Technology, Crime and Justice considers the implications of contemporary technology for the practice of criminal justice and relates them to key historical precedents in the way technology has been interpreted and controlled. It outlines a new 'social' way of thinking about technology - in terms of its affects upon our bodies and what they can do, most obviously the ways in which social life and our ability to causally interact with the world is 'extended' in various ways. It poses the question - could anything like a 'Technomia' of technology be identified - a recognisable set of principles and sanctions which govern the way that it is produced and used, principles also consistent with our sense of justice?
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ISBN 9781843928577
Released NZ 22 May 2012
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781843928577
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Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Willan Publishing
Released 22 May 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By McGuire, Michael
Category Crime & Criminology
Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
Number of Pages 296
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 364
Weight 590g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Technological innovations - Social aspects, Technology and law
NBS Text Social Issues, Services & Welfare
ONIX Text College/higher education