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A comprehensive overview of the effects of new technology on criminality, crime prevention, and the criminal justice system is presented in this new textbook/reader. Fourteen chapters explore five critical issues: How will new technological innovations affect both crime prevention and crime control policies toward offenders and victims? Will criminal justice personnel be replaced by new hardware or software? Will technology lead to increased privatization of traditional justice functions? Is there research evidence that technological innovations have improved the criminal justice system s response to crime? What is the link between technology and various forms of criminal behavior?Applications of hard and soft technology are assessed in chapters by scholarly specialists on: the link between technology and criminality (by Kip Schlegel and Charles Cohen); crime prevention (by Brandon Welsh and David Farrington, and by Arthur Lurigio and Andrew Harris); policing (by Don Hummer and by Christopher J. Harris); courts (by Eric Bellone and by Ronald Corbett); institutional corrections (by Jacob Stowell, and by James Byrne and April Pattavina); community corrections (by Patricia Harris and James Byrne, and by April Pattavina and Faye Taxman); and the emerging role of the private sector (by Donald Rebovich and Anthony Martino). Prof. Gary Marx s concluding commentary analyzes the social control and privacy implications of the many new technology applications. A comprehensive list of web sites is provided for further research on new technologies.