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Understanding Surveillance Technologies: Spy Devices, Privacy, History, & Applications, Revised and Expanded Second Edition

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Understanding Surveillance Technologies: Spy Devices, Privacy, History, & Applications, Revised and Expanded Second Edition

This book, now in its second edition, with 1,000 pages and more than 700 diagrams, is still the only text that comprehensively conveys the breadth of the field.

By J.K. Petersen,

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  • Reflects recent developments in strategies, policies, and legislation in national, local, and private security
  • Discusses hotly debated personal security and privacy issues regarding mass surveillance strategies
  • Covers RFID identification chips, cell phones with GPS systems, computerized methods for scientific imaging with radar, and Voice over IP (VoIP)
  • Discusses DNA surveillance and portable DNA detection kits
  • Includes a free downloadable curriculum guide to the Website for further information and instruction

    Understanding Surveillance Technologies demystifies spy devices and describes how technology is used to observe and record intimate details of people's lives-often without their knowledge or consent. From historical origins to current applications, it explains how satellites, pinhole cameras, cell phone and credit card logs, DNA kits, tiny microphones ("bugs"), chemical sniffers, and implanted RF/ID chips have enabled us to create a two-edged sword-devices that promise security while, at the same time, eroding our privacy.

    Understanding Surveillance Technologies is profusely illustrated with extensive references and indexes, laying the groundwork for more specialized texts on specific technologies. It covers each of the major sensing devices and explains how they are used in civilian, criminal justice, scientific, national security, and military applications. It also includes recent changes in legislation and the organization of the intelligence community, and discusses how equal access to high-tech sensing devices and encryption schemes has changed society.

    Understanding Surveillance Technologies is modular, so the chapters can be read in any order, and is written in an accessible, somewhat narrative style, to suit the needs of journalists/newscasters, privacy organizations, educators, civic planners, and technology centers. It is appropriate as an adjunct reference for criminal justice/law enforcement/military, and forensic trainees, and as a textbook for courses in Surveillance Studies, Sociology, Communications, and Political Science. Now in its second edition, with 1,000 pages and more than 700 diagrams, it is still the only text that comprehensively conveys the breadth of the field.


    Table of Contents
    Introduction
    Introduction & Overview
    Acoustic Surveillance
    Audio
    Infra/Ultrasound
    Sonar
    Electromagnetic Surveillance
    Radio
    Radar
    Infrared
    Visual
    Aerial
    Ultraviolet
    X-Rays
    Chemical & Biological Surveillance
    Chemical & Biological
    Biometrics
    Animals
    Genetics
    Miscellaneous Surveillance
    Magnetic
    Cryptologic
    Computers
    Index

    Publication Date: 2/5/2007
    Number of Pages: 1024

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