Cybercrime and Society provides a clear, systematic, and critical introduction to current debates about cybercrime. It locates the phenomenon in the wider contexts of social, political, cultural, and economic change. It is the first book to draw upon perspectives spanning criminology, sociology, law, politics, and cultural studies to examine the whole range of cybercrime issues.
Chapter Eight: Cybercrimes and Cyberliberties: Surveillance, Privacy and Crime Control
Cybercrimes and Cyberliberties: Surveillance, Privacy and Crime Control
Chapter 8 examines the following issues:
- the development of surveillance as a tool for social and crime control;
- the development of Internet surveillance;
- the resistance that surveillance efforts have encountered;
- the tensions between surveillance and liberty apparent in conflicts over encryption technology.
It is clear from discussion in the preceding chapters that the Internet carries with it significant new risks of criminal victimization, and thus presents some pressing challenges for legislators and criminal justice agencies. However, attempts to police the Internet ...