The Intensification of Surveillance

The Intensification of Surveillance : Crime, Terrorism and Warfare in the Information Age

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Our public and private lives are under surveillance as never before. Whether we are shopping with a credit card, walking down the street or emailing a colleague at work, our activities are closely monitored.Since September 11th 2001, surveillance has intensified further. Yet although individuals, groups, governments and states are more closely monitored, our security is not assured.This book explores the vast range of issues related to increased surveillance. What is going on in an area clouded by secrecy from the state and complacent reassurances from corporations? How do we track suspects and combat crime without also eroding our civil liberties and sacrificing our rights to privacy? Does electronic tagging of prisoners work? What are retailers up to with 'lifestyle profiling'?Focusing on these and other issues such as paedophilia, money-laundering, information warfare, cybercrime, and related legislation, this book spotlights benefits and costs of surveillance, and suggests how it is likely to develop in the future.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129.5 x 221 x 12.2mm | 290.3g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745319947
  • 9780745319940
  • 1,535,030

About Kirstie Ball

Kirstie Ball lectures in Organisational Management in the Department of Commerce at the University of Birmingham. Frank Webster is Professor of Sociology at City University, London.show more

Table of contents

1. The intensification of surveillance Kirstie Ball (Lecturer in Organizational Management, University of Birmingham) and Frank Webster (Professor of Sociology, University of Birmingham) 2. Surveillance after September 11th David Lyon (Professor of Sociology, Queen's University, Canada) 3. Data - mining and surveillance in the post 9-11 environment Oscar Gandy (Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania) 4. Joined - up surveillance? Charles Raab (Professor of Government, University of Edinburgh) 5. `They Don't Even Know We're There': The Electronic Monitoring of Offenders In England and Wales Mike Nellis (Senior Lecturer in Probation Studies, University of Birmingham) 6. Information warfare, surveillance and human rights by Frank Webster 7. Mapping out Cybercrimes in a Cyberspatial Surveillant Assemblage David Wall (Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, University of Leeds) 8. The constant state of emergency? Surveillance after 9/11 David Wood (Earl Grey Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Newcastle University), Eli Konvitz (PhD) and Kirstie Ball Bibliography Indexshow more

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