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8.1 Aims and objectives of the Unit

The aim of this unit is to provide an overview of recent technology developments in the field of security, with particular emphasis on how the use of the technologies impacts on the lives of individuals. The objectives are:

  • Consider the main research techniques that have been used to evaluate the impact of security technologies.
  • Identify the main drivers that have led to the growth of technological fixes to modern security risks.
  • Examine how the technologies are impacting or could potentially impact on offending behaviour and their effect on society.
  • Review research findings related to the effectiveness of the technologies