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Introduction to Surveillance Studies

1st Edition

By J.K. Petersen

CRC Press

416 pages

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pub: 2012-10-12
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Surveillance is a divisive issue�one might say it is inherently controversial. Used by private industry, law enforcement, and for national security, it can be a potent tool for protecting resources and assets. It can also be extremely invasive, calling into question our basic rights to freedom and privacy. Introduction to Surveillance Studies explo

Table of Contents

Introduction & Overview: Key Concepts. Historical Background. Personal Surveillance: Listening Devices. Visual Surveillance. Computer & Internet. Global Positioning. Institutional Surveillance: Listening Devices. Visual Surveillance. Biometrics. Animal Surveillance. Computer & Internet. Electromagnetic. Extraterrestrial. Freedom & Privacy Issues: Constitutional Freedoms. Privacy Safeguards & Intrusions. Resources: References. Index.

About the Author

J.K. Petersen has been a computer and telecommunications educator, consultant, and writer for over 25 years, observing the emergence of consumer electronics into the mainstream since hobbyist days.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems