Handbook of Surveillance Technologies, Third Edition

J.K. Petersen

January 23, 2012 by CRC Press
Reference - 1040 Pages - 969 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439873151 - CAT# K13389

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Features

  • Addresses a broad spectrum of surveillance techniques, from online tracking, GPS, GIS, and satellite surveillance to sonar and biometric surveillance systems
  • Offers up-to-date information that reflects recent developments in legal statutes and privacy concerns
  • Covers the latest surveillance technology, techniques, and applications including social media, GPS circuits in cell phones and PDAs, and Google street-viewing technology

 

Summary

From officially sanctioned, high-tech operations to budget spy cameras and cell phone video, this updated and expanded edition of a bestselling handbook reflects the rapid and significant growth of the surveillance industry. The Handbook of Surveillance Technologies, Third Edition is the only comprehensive work to chronicle the background and current applications of the full-range of surveillance technologies—offering the latest in surveillance and privacy issues.

  • Cutting-Edge—updates its bestselling predecessor with discussions on social media, GPS circuits in cell phones and PDAs, new GIS systems, Google street-viewing technology, satellite surveillance, sonar and biometric surveillance systems, and emerging developments
  • Comprehensive—from sonar and biometric surveillance systems to satellites, it describes spy devices, legislation, and privacy issues—from their historical origins to current applications—including recent controversies and changes in the structure of the intelligence community at home and abroad
  • Modular—chapters can be read in any order—browse as a professional reference on an as-needed basis—or use as a text forSurveillance Studies courses

Using a narrative style and more than 950 illustrations, this handbook will help journalists/newscasters, privacy organizations, and civic planners grasp technical aspects while also providing professional-level information for surveillance studies, sociology and political science educators, law enforcement personnel, and forensic trainees. It includes extensive resource information for further study at the end of each chapter.

Covers the full spectrum of surveillance systems, including:

Radar • Sonar • RF/ID • Satellite • Ultraviolet • Infrared • Biometric • Genetic • Animal • Biochemical • Computer • Wiretapping • Audio • Cryptologic • Chemical • Biological • X-Ray • Magnetic