This edited book explores the history, development and use of technology in the policing of society, showing that technology plays a key, if not pivotal role in the work of law enforcement.
The authors analyse several examples of technology in common use today, which include both officers' equipment and technology used by crime scene investigation teams.
They discuss the supportive role that technology plays in the investigation process as well as the concerns that may arise from a reliance upon technological advances.
The book offers the reader a unique look at the scholarly and professional experience, with chapters written by academic researchers, as well as a number practitioners from the field of policing.
It is essential reading for all those interested in a constantly changing and evolving field with implications for both theory and practice.