Date(s) - 14/04/2014 - 17/04/2014
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Theme: Pre-Crime, Security and Surveillance
The notion of the ‘pre-crime’ society signifies a temporal shift in efforts to deal with crime and disorder, from a focus on the detection, punishment and rehabilitation of convicted offenders following the commission of crime to the prevention and management of risky people and places before wrongdoings occur. In this fearful new world, security assumes new significance. Security – of goods, buildings, movements, borders and self – is increasingly embedded in everyday life and is big business, a shrewd investment in the commodities market. Visual and non-visual forms of surveillance also proliferate, the panopticon expanding in time and space. We invite papers which critically reflect on these developments.