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The Resource Capturing the criminal image : from mug shot to surveillance society, Jonathan Finn

Capturing the criminal image : from mug shot to surveillance society, Jonathan Finn

Label
Capturing the criminal image : from mug shot to surveillance society
Title
Capturing the criminal image
Title remainder
from mug shot to surveillance society
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Finn
Title variation
From mug shot to surveillance society
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the beginning of the twentieth century, criminals, both alleged and convicted, were routinely photographed and fingerprinted--and these visual representations of their criminal nature were archived for possible future use. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, a plethora of new tools--biometrics, DNA analysis, digital imagery, and computer databases--similarly provide new ways for representing the criminal. Capturing the Criminal Image traces how the act of representing--and watching--is central to modern law enforcement. Jonathan Finn analyzes the development of police photography in the nineteenth-century to foreground a critique of three identification practices that are fundamental to current police work: fingerprinting, DNA analysis, and surveillance programs and databases. He shows these practices at work by examining specific police and border-security programs, including several that were established by the U.S. government after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Contemporary law enforcement practices, he argues, position the body as something that is potentially criminal. As Finn reveals, the collection and archiving of identification data-which consist today of much more than photographs or fingerprints-reflect a reconceptualization of the body itself. And once archived, identification data can be interpreted and reinterpreted according to highly mutable and sometimes dubious conceptions of crime and criminality
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Finn, Jonathan M.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Legal photography
  • Criminals
  • LAW
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Criminals
  • Legal photography
Label
Capturing the criminal image : from mug shot to surveillance society, Jonathan Finn
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : constructing the criminal in North America -- Picturing the criminal : photography and criminality in the nineteenth century -- Photographing fingerprints : data, evidence, and latent identification -- The control of inscriptions : standardizing DNA analysis -- Potential criminality : the body in the digital archive -- Visible criminality : data collection, border security, and public display
Control code
ocn593295906
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 163 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816670543
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttbknk9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)593295906
Label
Capturing the criminal image : from mug shot to surveillance society, Jonathan Finn
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : constructing the criminal in North America -- Picturing the criminal : photography and criminality in the nineteenth century -- Photographing fingerprints : data, evidence, and latent identification -- The control of inscriptions : standardizing DNA analysis -- Potential criminality : the body in the digital archive -- Visible criminality : data collection, border security, and public display
Control code
ocn593295906
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 163 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816670543
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttbknk9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)593295906

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