By Dominique Robert
Constructed by way of Bruno Latour and his collaborators, actor-network thought (ANT) bargains crimes reviews a valuable highbrow problem. It calls for us to take the performativity flip, reflect on the function of gadgets in our research and conceptualize all actants (human and non-human) as relational beings. hence energy isn't the estate of 1 occasion, yet quite it's an impression of the relationships between actants. This leading edge assortment presents a chain of empirical and theoretical contributions that shows:- the significance of conceptualizing and interpreting applied sciences as the most important actants in crime andcrime control.- the numerous features of ANT: its a number of makes use of, its theoretical mixing with different methods, itsmethodological implications for the field.- The fruitfulness of ANT for learning applied sciences and crime reports: its capability and barriers for figuring out the area and revamping crime reports learn goals.Students, lecturers and policy-makers will make the most of studying this assortment that allows you to discover criminology-related issues differently.
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Studies in Glasgow (Fyfe and Bannister 1996, Mackay 2003) and Liverpool (Coleman and Sim 1998, 2000) showed that open-street CCTV was the result of a strategic alliance between local government and local economic interests. These two categories of stakeholders were seeking to make their city more attractive by reducing crime to support economic development, whilst the police supported it because they perceived CCTV as a low-cost management tool (Williams and Johnstone 2000, Mackay 2003). This type of explanatory scheme has also been applied to the French case, through the idea of “cross-legitimization” between network operators and localities, in a coalition combining technology providers and local authorities11 (Rochette and Marchandet 1998, Ocqueteau 2004).
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