The New Geometry of Harm
By (author) Michael McGuire
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Hypercrime by Michael McGuire
Book DescriptionHypercrime develops a new theoretical approach toward current reformulations in criminal behaviours, in particular the phenomenon of cybercrime. Emphasizing a spatialized conception of deviance, one that clarifies the continuities between crime in the traditional, physical context and developing spaces of interaction such as a 'cyberspace', this book analyzes criminal behaviours in terms of the destructions, degradations or incursions to a hierarchy of regions that define our social world. Each chapter outlines violations to the boundaries of each of these spaces - from those defined by our bodies or our property, to the more subtle borders of the local and global spaces we inhabit. By treating cybercrime as but one instance of various possible criminal virtualities, the book develops a general theoretical framework, as equally applicable to the, as yet unrealized, technologies of criminal behaviour of the next century, as it is to those which relate to contemporary computer networks. Cybercrime is thereby conceptualized as one of a variety of geometries of harm, merely the latest of many that have extended opportunities for illicit gain in the physical world. Hypercrime offers a radical critique of the narrow conceptions of cybercrime offered by current justice systems and challenges the governing presumptions about the nature of the threat posed by it. Runner-up for the British Society of Criminology Book Prize (2008).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781904385530
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Routledge Cavendish
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Hypercrime, Hardback (December 2007)
Develops a theoretical approach toward reformulations in criminal behaviours, in particular the phenomenon of cybercrime. This book analyzes criminal behaviours in terms of the destructions, degradations or incursions to a hierarchy of regions that define our social world.
Collaborative Public Management, Paperback (January 2004)» View all books by Michael McGuire
Based on a study of 237 cities within five states, this title provides a look at how city officials work with other governments and organizations to develop their city economies and what makes these collaborations work. It illustrates how public managers address complex problems through strategic partnerships, networks, alliances, and committees.
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Author Biography - Michael McGuire
Dr Michael McGuire teaches in the Department of Applied Social Studies at London Metropolitan University.
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