By Dominique Robert
Built via Bruno Latour and his collaborators, actor-network thought (ANT) deals crimes stories a necessary highbrow problem. It calls for us to take the performativity flip, examine the function of items in our research and conceptualize all actants (human and non-human) as relational beings. hence strength isn't the estate of 1 celebration, yet fairly it really is an impression of the relationships between actants. This cutting edge assortment presents a sequence of empirical and theoretical contributions that shows:- the significance of conceptualizing and studying applied sciences as the most important actants in crime andcrime control.- the numerous elements of ANT: its a variety of makes use of, its theoretical mixing with different ways, itsmethodological implications for the field.- The fruitfulness of ANT for learning applied sciences and crime reports: its strength and obstacles for knowing the area and revamping crime reports examine goals.Students, teachers and policy-makers will take advantage of studying this assortment on the way to discover criminology-related issues another way.
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After the municipal leaders changed in 2008, the decision was taken to set up dozens of cameras, which was actually done. But ANT cannot explain this new configuration and its effects. Indeed, the change in the political coalition cannot be described and interpreted as a product of the CCTV actor-network. 20 Global Trends and Local Specificities Another point of discussion raised by the use of ANT in our analysis deals with its ability to propose a general understanding, beyond case studies. If concepts like “networks”, “interessement”, and “enrolment” are useful to study the development of a specific device, in a specific city, they do not offer a comprehensive explanation of CCTV diffusion.
Actor-network Theory and Crime Studies: Explorations in Science and Technology by Dominique Robert