Biometrics, Crime and Security

Biometrics, Crime and Security

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This book addresses the use of biometrics - including fingerprint identification, DNA identification and facial recognition - in the criminal justice system: balancing the need to ensure society is protected from harms, such as crime and terrorism, while also preserving individual rights. It offers a comprehensive discussion of biometric identification that includes a consideration of: basic scientific principles, their historical development, the perspectives of political philosophy, critical security and surveillance studies; but especially the relevant law, policy and regulatory issues. Developments in key jurisdictions where the technology has been implemented, including the United Kingdom, United States, Europe and Australia, are examined. This includes case studies relating to the implementation of new technology, policy, legislation, court judgements, and where available, empirical evaluations of the use of biometrics in criminal justice systems. Examples from non-western areas of the world are also considered. Accessibly written, this book will be of interest to undergraduate, postgraduate and research students, academic researchers, as well as professionals in government, security, legal and private sectors.
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  • Hardback | 134 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 12.7mm | 340g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 6 Tables, black and white; 5 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138742805
  • 9781138742802

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Foundations of Biometric Identification

Chapter 2: Fingerprint Biometrics

Chapter 3: DNA Identification

Chapter 4: Facial Recognition

Chapter 5: New and Developing forms of Biometric Indentification

Chapter 6: Biometrics in Criminal Trials

Chapter 7: Biometrics in Criminal Appeals and Post-Conviction Reviews
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About Marcus Smith

Marcus Smith, Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Canberra; Senior Lecturer in Law, Charles Sturt University

Monique Mann, Vice Chancellor(1)s Research Fellow in Regulation of Technology, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology

Gregor Urbas, Associate Professor of Law, Faculty of Business, Government and Law, University of Canberra
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