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What are you reading? Criminologist reviews book by QM's Amber Marks

19 September 2013

In the Times Higher Education's "weekly look over the shoulders of our scholar-reviewers", Linda Asquith, lecturer in criminology at Nottingham Trent University, says that she is reading Headspace: Sniffer Dogs, Spy Bees and One Woman’s Adventures in the Surveillance Society by Amber Marks. She describes the 2009 book as "fascinating". It "explores the increasing use of smell in surveillance, from sniffer bees to genetically modified dogs. In addition to the random interesting facts about police surveillance the book is stuffed with, the author also raises the question of privacy and state surveillance and whether the state’s interest in surveillance is wholly benevolent".

Read the original article on the Queen Mary Media Centre.

 

 

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