|About the Book|
This book considersasome of the most notable aspects of the legal response to the war on terror post- 9/11 and the use of technology to support them. It examines the shift from a criminal justice response to the creation of a parallel preventive system running in tandem with it. This system hasatended to veer away from the commission of criminal offences or adherence to ordinary criminal justice safeguards. Such a preventive strategy relies on targeting terrorist suspects OCo those who it is thought may in future commit terrorist acts OCo and curbing their actions with the aim of preventing terrorist activity before it occurs.The book further considers the role that surveillance plays in the counter-terrorist efforts of state or non-state actors. It also evaluates the counter-productive effects that many of these measures have had.This book was originally published as a special issue of International Review of Law Computers & Technology.