By Richard Jochelson,James Gacek,Lauren Menzie,Kirsten Kramar,Mark Doerksen

ISBN-10: 1138055336

ISBN-13: 9781138055339

In Philip okay. Dick’s brief tale Minority Report, the establishment of Precrime punishes individuals with imprisonment for crimes they might have devoted had they now not been avoided. With Dick’s allegorical thought, the authors of Criminal legislations and Precrime: felony experiences in Canadian Punishment and Surveillance in Anticipation of felony Guilt posit that contemporary advancements in Canadian legislations point out a pattern towards enforcing punitive measures at more and more previous levels of the prosecutorial method. the result's a in all likelihood new box of felony administration that may be characterised as "precrime"—particularly using the legislations as a know-how of surveillance and prevention for the reason that "terror" turned a justification for intervention.

The authors word that as threat administration logics (based in actuarial sciences) have shifted to precautionary ones (based in administrative sciences), the legislation has replied through constructing suggestions within the area of legal rules in gentle of the "war on terror": the necessity to confirm safeguard, the proliferation of electronic info, and the improvement of drones, social networking, and cloud garage to assemble own information. The authors view shifts in legal research; the considerable felony legislations of sexual expression, behavior, and paintings; and civil forfeiture as emblematic of precrime populism. The unifying subject matter of those concepts is they happen sooner than state-identified crime, come up out of a precautionary philosophy, and search to presume (or keep away from) criminality.

The e-book is a provocative learn for students and scholars in felony legislation, policing, and surveillance, in addition to for these attracted to how components of legislation, resembling immigration, overall healthiness, and anti-terrorism, are mobilizing the logics of threat and surveillance in new ways in which emphasize precaution. The authors invite criminal students to put the analytical lens of precrime on legal and regulatory practices in Canada in addition to different Western international locations around the globe.

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