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Law Enforcement and Technology

Understanding the Use of Technology for Policing

Editors: Bain, Andy (Ed.)

  • Provokes debates about prevailing technologies including social media and body-worn cameras 
  • Combines academic approaches with professional insights into the use of technology in policing 
  • Offers avenues for future practice and research, drawing conclusions from multiple case studies 
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About this book

This edited book explores the history, development and use of technology in the policing of society, showing that technology plays a key, if not pivotal role in the work of law enforcement. The authors analyse several examples of technology in common use today, which include both officers' equipment and technology used by crime scene investigation teams. They discuss the supportive role that technology plays in the investigation process as well as the concerns that may arise from a reliance upon technological advances. 
The book offers the reader a unique look at the scholarly and professional experience, with chapters written by academic researchers, as well as a number practitioners from the field of policing. It is essential reading for all those interested in a constantly changing and evolving field with implications for both theory and practice.

About the authors

Andy Bain is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Mount Union, Ohio, USA. He is the co-author of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs: A Theoretical Perspective (2015, with Mark Lauchs and Peter Bell) and Professional Risk Taking with People: A Guide to Decision-Making in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice (2008, with David Carson). Andy has published in a number of leading international academic and professional journals. His professional background includes four years with the National Probation Service (England and Wales) and six years running a successful criminal justice consultancy group.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • An Introduction

    Bain, Andy

    Pages 1-7

  • Horses and Horsepower, Fingerprints and Forensics: The Development of Technology and Law Enforcement

    Bain, Andy

    Pages 9-25

  • Advances in Technology and Policing: 21st Century America

    Mackey, William J. (et al.)

    Pages 27-45

  • Positive Policing: Communication and the Public

    Bain, Andy

    Pages 47-61

  • Technology at Work: Attitudes Toward Law Enforcement in “Social” Media

    Robinson, Bryan K.

    Pages 63-77

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for Mexico (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57915-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57914-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Law Enforcement and Technology
Book Subtitle
Understanding the Use of Technology for Policing
Editors
  • Andy Bain
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57915-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57915-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57914-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 139
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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