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xiv, 434 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages -412) and index.
Introduction: the problems of policing -- Part I: Democratic policing -- Policing in secret -- Legislatures that won't legislate -- Courts that can't judge -- Fostering democratic policing -- Part II: Constitutional policing -- Searches without warrant -- Searches without probable cause -- General searches -- Discriminatory searches -- Part III: Twenty-first-century policing -- Surveillance technology -- Third-party information and the cloud -- Government databases -- Counterterrorism and national security -- Conclusion: the challenges of democratic policing.
Offers an account of the erosion of personal privacy rights in the United States, arguing that a mass surveillance of all society backed by an increasinghly militarized police force will cause an unprecedented breach of civil liberties.