This seminar looks at the changing forms and uses of technologies of surveillance, and the implications of their application for the criminal justice system.

The work stems from a commissioned chapter written with Mark Wood (Deakin University) for the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Critical and Cultural Criminological Theory, edited by Kevin Haggerty and Lois Presser.

Through a series of theoretical reflections and case studies, it explores how surveillance is changing form as well as expanding into new spheres of public and private life. These changes are evident across the institutions of criminalization and criminal justice.

Notions of sousveillance and dataveillance are identified and explained, noting that surveillance is no longer the preserve of the visual, and that data monitoring offers new and more insidious ways of conducting surveillance.

About the speaker

Andrew Goldsmith is Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Criminology at Flinders University. His research over 40 years has focused on policing and organised crime, and more recently, cybercrime. He has a particular interest in how new technologies are influencing how crimes are committed as well as how they shape the practices of policing, courts, and prisons. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and has degrees from the University of Adelaide, Monash University, University of Toronto and the London School of Economics.

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Event details

Event date

Tue, 14 Nov 2023, 12:30 - 1:30pm

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