Biometrics, Crime and Security (Law, Science and Society)

Biometrics, Crime and Security (Law, Science and Society)

By: Gregor Urbas (author), Monique Mann (author), Marcus Smith (author)Paperback

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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.

About Author

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


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

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780815378068
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 134
  • ID: 9780815378068
  • weight: 237
  • ISBN10: 0815378068

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