Suspect Identities

Suspect Identities Author Simon A. COLE
ISBN-10 0674029682
Release 2009-06-30
Pages 400
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"Cole excavates the forgotten and hidden history of criminal identification--from photography to exotic anthropometric systems based on measuring body parts, from fingerprinting to DNA typing"--Jacket.

Suspect Families

Suspect Families Author Torsten Heinemann
ISBN-10 9781472424266
Release 2015-03-28
Pages 144
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Suspect Families is the first book to investigate the social, political, and ethical implications of parental testing for family reunification in immigration cases. Drawing on policy documents, legal frameworks, case study material and interviews with representatives of governmental and non-governmental organisation and immigration authorities, immigration lawyers, geneticists and applicants for family reunification, the book analyses the different political regimes and social arrangements in which DNA analysis is adopted for decision-making on family reunification in three distinct European countries: Austria, Finland and Germany. Interdisciplinary in scope, the book reconstructs the processes, institutional logic and the political and administrative practices of DNA testing from a comparative perspective, combining theoretical conceptualisation with detailed empirical work to explore the central societal, political and ethical issues raised by the use of DNA profiling in the context of immigration policy. A ground-breaking study of the role played by new technologies in migration decisions, Suspect Families will appeal to scholars of sociology, political science, science and technology studies and surveillance studies.

Our Biometric Future

Our Biometric Future Author Kelly A. Gates
ISBN-10 9780814732793
Release 2011-01-23
Pages 274
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Since the 1960s, a significant effort has been underway to program computers to “see” the human face—to develop automated systems for identifying faces and distinguishing them from one another—commonly known as Facial Recognition Technology. While computer scientists are developing FRT in order to design more intelligent and interactive machines, businesses and states agencies view the technology as uniquely suited for “smart” surveillance—systems that automate the labor of monitoring in order to increase their efficacy and spread their reach. Tracking this technological pursuit, Our Biometric Future identifies FRT as a prime example of the failed technocratic approach to governance, where new technologies are pursued as shortsighted solutions to complex social problems. Culling news stories, press releases, policy statements, PR kits and other materials, Kelly Gates provides evidence that, instead of providing more security for more people, the pursuit of FRT is being driven by the priorities of corporations, law enforcement and state security agencies, all convinced of the technology’s necessity and unhindered by its complicated and potentially destructive social consequences. By focusing on the politics of developing and deploying these technologies, Our Biometric Future argues not for the inevitability of a particular technological future, but for its profound contingency and contestability.

Der Mord des Jahrhunderts

Der Mord des Jahrhunderts Author Paul Collins
ISBN-10 9783641072667
Release 2012-03-05
Pages 448
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Eine spannende und lebendige Geschichtsstunde mit faszinierenden Porträts der Zeitungsmogule Joseph Pulitzer und William Randolph Hearst Über ganz New York verteilt werden die ordentlich abgetrennten Körperteile eines Mannes gefunden. Die Polizei tappt im Dunkeln. Weder Zeugen noch Motive noch Verdächtige bieten Anhaltspunkte. Diese grausigen Funde im Juni 1897 sind der Beginn eines der mysteriösesten Mordfälle des 19. Jahrhunderts. Der Fall löst einen noch nie da gewesenen Medienzirkus aus, der die Geburtsstunde des Boulevardjournalismus ist. Die Spuren führen Reporter und Polizisten in das deutsche Immigrantenmilieu und zu einer verhängnisvollen Dreiecksbeziehung. Doch handelt es sich bei der kopflosen Leiche wirklich um William Guldensuppe? Bis zum Schluss hält der historische Fall mit seinen überraschenden Wendungen die damalige Bevölkerung wie den heutigen Leser in Atem.

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society Volume 8

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society  Volume 8 Author Royal Historical Society
ISBN-10 0521650097
Release 1999-02-04
Pages 396
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Volume 8 of The Royal Historical Society Transactions contains essays based around the theme 'identities and empires'.

A Guide to Forensic Testimony

A Guide to Forensic Testimony Author Fred Chris Smith
ISBN-10 0201752794
Release 2002
Pages 509
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A technical expert and a lawyer provide practical approaches for IT professionals who need to get up to speed on the role of an expert witness and how testimony works. Includes actual transcripts and case studies.

Knowing People

Knowing People Author Michael J. Lovaglia
ISBN-10 0742547728
Release 2007
Pages 362
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Social psychology studies one of civilization's most central concerns: human relationships. With its friendly style and engaging, accessible language, Knowing People selects some of the best research in social psychology and shows how it can improve people's lives. By understanding people's beliefs, attitudes, and desires, individuals can fashion relationships that benefit all concerned, rather than one person or group at the expense of another.

Security Risk and the Biometric State

Security  Risk and the Biometric State Author Benjamin J Muller
ISBN-10 9781135161408
Release 2010-02-25
Pages 160
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This book examines a series of questions associated with the increasing application and implications of biometrics in contemporary everyday life.

Fantasies of Identification

Fantasies of Identification Author Ellen Samuels
ISBN-10 9781479821372
Release 2014-04-25
Pages 273
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In the mid-nineteenth-century United States, as it became increasingly difficult to distinguish between bodies understood as black, white, or Indian; able-bodied or disabled; and male or female, intense efforts emerged to define these identities as biologically distinct and scientifically verifiable in a literally marked body. Combining literary analysis, legal history, and visual culture, Ellen Samuels traces the evolution of the “fantasy of identification”—the powerful belief that embodied social identities are fixed, verifiable, and visible through modern science. From birthmarks and fingerprints to blood quantum and DNA, she examines how this fantasy has circulated between cultural representations, law, science, and policy to become one of the most powerfully institutionalized ideologies of modern society. Yet, as Samuels demonstrates, in every case, the fantasy distorts its claimed scientific basis, substituting subjective language for claimed objective fact. From its early emergence in discourses about disability fakery and fugitive slaves in the nineteenth century to its most recent manifestation in the question of sex testing at the 2012 Olympic Games, Fantasies of Identification explores the roots of modern understandings of bodily identity.

Automatic Fingerprint Recognition Systems

Automatic Fingerprint Recognition Systems Author Nalini Ratha
ISBN-10 9780387955933
Release 2003-10-09
Pages 458
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An authoritative survey of intelligent fingerprint-recognition concepts, technology, and systems is given. Editors and contributors are the leading researchers and applied R&D developers of this personal identification (biometric security) topic and technology. Biometrics and pattern recognition researchers and professionals will find the book an indispensable resource for current knowledge and technology in the field.

Communities Identities and Crime

Communities  Identities and Crime Author Basia Spalek
ISBN-10 9781861348043
Release 2008
Pages 241
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This book provides a critical exploration of the importance of social identities when considering crime, victimisation and criminal justice and offers a refreshing perspective on the most significant developments in relation to equality and diversity issues that feature in policies and practices of criminal justice agencies.

Biometric State

Biometric State Author Keith Breckenridge
ISBN-10 9781316123942
Release 2014-10-02
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Biometric identification and registration systems are being proposed by governments and businesses across the world. Surprisingly they are under most rapid, and systematic, development in countries in Africa and Asia. In this groundbreaking book Keith Breckenridge traces how the origins of the systems being developed in places like India, Mexico, Nigeria and Ghana can be found in a century-long history of biometric government in South Africa, with the South African experience of centralized fingerprint identification unparalleled in its chronological depth and demographic scope. He shows how empire, and particularly the triangular relationship between India, the Witwatersrand and Britain, established the special South African obsession with biometric government, and shaped the international politics that developed around it for the length of the twentieth century. He also examines the political effects of biometric registration systems, revealing their consequences for the basic workings of the institutions of democracy and authoritarianism.

Border Politics The Limits of Sovereign Power

Border Politics  The Limits of Sovereign Power Author Nick Vaughan-Williams
ISBN-10 9780748689545
Release 2009-05-12
Pages 208
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Winner of the Gold Award, 2011 Past Presidents' Book Competition, Association of Borderlands Studies. This book, newly available in paperback, presents a distinctive theoretical approach to the problem of borders in the study of global politics. It turns from current debates about the presence or absence of borders between states to consider the possibility that the concept of the border of the state is being reconfigured in contemporary political life.The author uses critical resources found in poststructuralist thought to think in new ways about the relationship between borders, security and sovereign power, drawing on a range of thinkers including Agamben, Derrida and Foucault. He highlights the necessity of a more pluralized and radicalised view of what borders are and where they might be found and uses the problem of borders to critically explore the innovations and limits of poststructuralist scholarship.

Surveillance and Security

Surveillance and Security Author Torin Monahan
ISBN-10 9781135447281
Release 2006-08-04
Pages 360
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In the quest for identity and healing, what belongs to the humanities and what to clinical psychology? Ginette Paris uses cogent and passionate argument as well as stories from patients to teach us to accept that the human psyche seeks to destroy relationships and lives as well as to sustain them. Thisis very hard to accept which is why, so often, the body has the painful and dispiriting job of showing us what our psyche refuses to see. In jargon-free language, the author describes her own story of taking a turn downwards and inwards in the search for a metaphorical personal 'death'. If this kind of mortality is not attended to, then more literal bodily ailments and actual death itself can result. Paris engages with one of the main dilemmas of contemporary psychology and psychotherapy: how to integrate findings and insights from neuroscience and medicine into an approach to healing founded upon activation of the imagination. At present, she demonstrates, what is happening is damaging to both science and imagination."

The Murder of the Century

The Murder of the Century Author Paul Collins
ISBN-10 9780307592224
Release 2011-06-14
Pages 336
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“No writer better articulates ourinterest in the confluence of hope, eccentricity, and the timelessness of the bold and strange than Paul Collins.”—DAVE EGGERS On Long Island, a farmer finds a duck pond turned red with blood. On the Lower East Side, two boys playing at a pier discover a floating human torso wrapped tightly in oilcloth. Blueberry pickers near Harlem stumble upon neatly severed limbs in an overgrown ditch. Clues to a horrifying crime are turning up all over New York, but the police are baffled: There are no witnesses, no motives, no suspects. The grisly finds that began on the afternoon of June 26, 1897, plunged detectives headlong into the era’s most baffling murder mystery. Seized upon by battling media moguls Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, the case became a publicity circus. Reenactments of the murder were staged in Times Square, armed reporters lurked in the streets of Hell’s Kitchen in pursuit of suspects, and an unlikely trio—a hard-luck cop, a cub reporter, and an eccentric professor—all raced to solve the crime. What emerged was a sensational love triangle and an even more sensational trial: an unprecedented capital case hinging on circumstantial evidence around a victim whom the police couldn’t identify with certainty, and who the defense claimed wasn’t even dead. The Murder of the Century is a rollicking tale—a rich evocation of America during the Gilded Age and a colorful re-creation of the tabloid wars that have dominated media to this day. From the Hardcover edition.

Constructing Identities at Work

Constructing Identities at Work Author J. Angouri
ISBN-10 9780230360051
Release 2011-12-13
Pages 248
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This edited collection presents cutting edge research on the process of identity construction in professional and institutional contexts, from corporate workplaces, to courtrooms, classrooms, and academia. The chapters consider how interactants do identity work and how identity is indexed (often in subtle ways) in workplace discourse.

Probleme der Philosophie

Probleme der Philosophie Author Bertrand Russell
ISBN-10 3518102079
Release 1988
Pages 151
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Probleme der Philosophie has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Probleme der Philosophie also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Probleme der Philosophie book for free.