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NCJ Number: 213110 
Title: Global Surveillance and Policing: Borders, Security, Identity--Introduction (From Global Surveillance and Policing: Borders, Security, Identity, P 1-10, 2005, Elia Zureik and Mark B. Salter, eds. -- See NCJ-213109)
Author(s): Elia Zureik; Mark B. Salter
Date Published: 2005
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Willan Publishing
Portland, OR 97213-3644
Sale Source: Willan Publishing
c/o ISBS, 5804 N.E. Hassalo Street
Portland, OR 97213-3644
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter introduces the themes of this book, which derived from discussions at a workshop that involved scholars, researchers, and activists in discussions of the ways in which the modern state attempts to maintain its security under the forces of globalization, mobile populations, and data flow that erode borders and surveillance mechanisms.
Abstract: The collection of papers from this book indicates that the development of surveillance technologies will be used to strengthen the power of nations to preemptively identify individuals who are planning attacks on its citizens and use countermeasures against enemies' tactics. This inevitably raises the issue of the threat to human rights posed by new surveillance techniques and practices. One of the themes of this book is that the new dynamics of global policing and surveillance must be a central concern of contemporary policymakers and policy studies. A second theme is that the effort to develop and monitor security policies, institutions, and practices should involve a variety of disciplines appropriate to the features of the practice under consideration. A third argument presented is that the concept of national borders is itself in need of more study and theorizing in the context of the politics of globalization. A fourth argument of the book is that the paths, processes, and institutions of the movement of data and information is just as important in the security of nations as the paths, processes, and institutions that control the movement of persons. 16 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Border control; Data security; Immigration offenses; Information processing; Security systems; Surveillance
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