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Crime, technology and society by Angus Bancroft
Author: <span>Angus Bancroft</span>

Waiting for the delivery man: Temporalities of addiction, withdrawal and the pleasures of dope time  

This is the draft text of an article I completed during our staff/student writing workshop, revised from earlier. Waiting for the delivery man: Temporalities of addiction, withdrawal and the pleasures of dope time Abstract A range of work published in the drug field has reinscribed drug user experience as embodied  …

Are markets fundamentally irrational or just irrational right now? And is bitcoin becoming nice?

… there’s no real difference. If it’s irrational at any point it is fundamentally irrational. The answer depends on what a market is and what rationality/irrationality are. In trade terms a market is irrational if it departs persistently from its real valuation. If a market is defined solely as the …

Malware production through bricolage and scalar threats

We are well into the era of advanced, generation 2.0 types of malware. Adware, ransomware, cryptocurrency miners and others use social engineering and complex value chains with multiple functions being coordinated through them. Threats to industrial control systems, other backbone processes, and threats that use the internet of things remove the human …

What is up with the balaclavas guys?

Lovely discussion with students in my not-quite criminology classes about imagery of crime using Europol’s SOCTA 2017. The report crisply and directly illustrates Europol’s assessment of major threats in the field of drug trafficking, human trafficking and cybercrime. Not surprisingly for a report subtitled ‘Crime in the Age of Technology’ …

The real steal

In what sense is crime a coherent action category? There is the positivist sense that there is a state defined category of human action that justifies coercive control and we can leave it at that. That approach leads us up some blind alleys as key terms such as human trafficking …

I know you don’t want to talk about ontology so I plan to make you

Ontology and epistemology are two dimensions of research that are easily despatched in a sentence yet which give every research a lifetime of heartache. Ontology is the theory of the nature of reality, and epistemology of the acquisition and evaluation of knowledge about it. Both are facets of understanding. It …


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