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Developments in Counter-terrorist measures and uses of Technology

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Abstract

This book considers some of the most notable aspects of the legal response to the "war on terror" post- 9/11 and the use of technology to support them. It examines the shift from a criminal justice response to the creation of a parallel preventive system running in tandem with it. This system has tended to veer away from the commission of criminal offences or adherence to ordinary criminal justice safeguards. Such a preventive strategy relies on targeting terrorist suspects – those who it is thought may in future commit terrorist acts – and curbing their actions with the aim of preventing terrorist activity before it occurs. The book further considers the role of surveillance in relation to seeking to uncover terrorist-related activity and evaluates the counter-productive effects certain of these measures have had. This book was originally published as a special issue of International Review of Law Computers & Technology.

Book Type Edited Book
Publication Date Apr 4, 2012
Deposit Date Nov 22, 2011
Publisher Routledge
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1131855
Publisher URL http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415505666