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Smart Surveillance
How to Interpret the Fourth Amendment in the Twenty-First Century

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  • Publication planned for: September 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2019
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108728966

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  • Over the last decade, law enforcement agencies have engaged in increasingly intrusive surveillance methods, from location tracking on cell phones to reading metadata off of e-mails. As a result, many believe we are heading towards an omniscient surveillance state and irrevocable damage to our privacy rights. In Smart Surveillance, Ric Simmons challenges this conventional wisdom by taking a broader look at the effect of new technologies and privacy, arguing that advances in technology can enhance our privacy and our security at the same time. Rather than focusing exclusively on the rise of invasive surveillance technologies, Simmons proposes a fundamentally new method of evaluating government searches - based on quantification, transparency, and efficiency - resulting in a legal regime that can adapt as technology and society change.

    • Proposes a new method of evaluating surveillance that will stand in contrast to other books about surveillance and government power, which use older paradigms in applying the Fourth Amendment
    • Adopts a more balanced and oftentimes pro-law enforcement ideology in addressing the question of law enforcement surveillance
    • Includes numerous chapters on the effect of big data and predictive algorithms on policing and judging to appeal to those who want to know more about big data's role in the criminal justice system
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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: September 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108728966
    • length: 270 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus. 5 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: the myth of the surveillance panopticon
    1. The cost-benefit analysis theory
    2. Measuring the benefits of surveillance
    3. Quantifying criminal procedure
    4. Reactive surveillance
    5. Binary searches and the potential for 100% enforcement
    6. Public surveillance, big data, and mosaic searches
    7. The third party doctrine dilemma and the outsourcing of our Fourth Amendment rights
    8. Hyper-intrusive searches
    Conclusion: implementing the change.

  • Author

    Ric Simmons, Ohio State University
    Ric Simmons is the Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer Professor for the Administration of Justice and Rule of Law at the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University. He is the co-author of four textbooks on evidence and criminal procedure, and he has published over two dozen scholarly articles in law journals. His scholarship focuses on the Fourth Amendment and how courts and legislatures should react to the impact of new technologies in regulating surveillance.

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