ACR212 - Crime, Surveillance and Technology
|Year||2017 unit information|
Trimester 3 (alternate years 2016, 2018) and Trimester 1 (alternate years 2017, 2019) (Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online))
Any 4 credit points at level 1
Campus: 4-5 x 3 hour Seminars per Trimester.
Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.
The level 3 version of this unit (ACR312) is only available for continuing students who commenced before 2013. Refer to Student Services team at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) for further information.
This unit examines new and emerging surveillance technologies and the impact these have for traditional notions of crime and security problems. Examples include the increasing use of video surveillance, facial recognition software, unmanned drones, smart televisions and mobile webcams. While some of these technologies have been developed as deliberate tools for surveillance, many have been developed for other purposes (such as webcams and smart televisions) but have the result of providing for increasing means of technological surveillance. The unit examines the effects of these technologies in relation to crime and security problems as well as society more broadly.
Report, 50%, 2000 words
Group Assignment, 50%, 2000 words
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