In crime control and criminal justice, science and technology are relied on to establish guilt, develop preventive policies, track suspects, and much more. This raises questions as to how facts about criminal behaviour are established, how surveillance technologies spread and how crime prevention affects everyday experiences. To answer such questions, the editors of Actor-Network Theory and Crime Studies propose, crime studies need to move beyond critical constructionist approaches. Dominique Robert and Martin Dufresne argue that these approaches have in too many cases led to studies that critique and even ‘debunk’ without giving satisfactory accounts of how science and technology affect legal and policing practices and vice versa. [...]
Technology and Culture

Grommé, F. (2017, August 8). "Actor-Network Theory and Crime Studies: Explorations in Science and Technology" ed. by Dominique Robert, Martin Dufresne. Technology and Culture. Retrieved from