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

Self hosting solutions

Describe the problem. Follow the instructions, jeez. Learn a totally new syntax to describe the problem again. Okay, don’t follow those instructions, follow these. No, you have to do this totally different thing first. Yeah, it doesn’t work automatically. You have to change it from ‘not working mode’ to ‘working …

The contradiction at the heart of higher education: prepare for disappointment

We want to be useful to society. But any attempt to show that or to have it guide us either destroys what we are, or turns us into technical servants or mouthpieces of other peoples’ ends. If you want to see how that turns out, enjoy listening to Christian Rock. …

Is crime still seductive when it is rationalised? The return of the early modern gang to the crime labour process

Is crime in competition with being law abiding? For rational choice theorists the answer is mostly yes. The decision to commit crime is a calculated judgement based on self interest. There is nothing particularly special about criminals or crime. In contrast both deviance theory and bio-psychological criminology say there is …

Politics and technology is a struggle over seratonin and dopamine

It is difficult to understand the appeal of Ardern, Sturgeon, Trump and Johnson without recognising that politics is about providing psychological goods: the warm bath of a seratonin hit, with the odd excitement of a dopamine rush to break it up now and then. Western politicians have given up on …


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