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            We See It All: liberty and justice in the age of perpetual surveillance

            We See It All: liberty and justice in the age of perpetual surveillance (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fasman, Jon

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            An investigation into the legal, political, and moral issues surrounding how the police and justice system use surveillance technology, asking the question- what are citizens of a free country willing to tolerate in the name of public safety? The police now have unparalleled powe...r at their fingertips- surveillance technology. Seamless, persistent, even permanent surveillance is available - sometimes already deployed, sometimes waiting for the right excuse. Automatic licence-plate readers allow police to amass a granular record of where people go, when, and for how long. Drones give police eyes - and possibly weapons - in the skies. Facial recognition poses perhaps the most dire and lasting threat than any other technology. Algorithms purport to predict where and when crime will occur, and how big a risk a suspect has of re-offending. Tools can crack a device's encryption keys, rending all privacy protections useless. Embedding himself with both police and community activists in locales around the United States - ranging from Newark and Baltimore to Los Angeles and Oakland - Jon Fasman looks at how these technologies help police do their jobs, and what their use means for our privacy rights and civil liberties. Fasman provides a framework for thinking through through these issues, exploring vital questions. Should we expect to be tracked and filmed whenever we leave our homes? Should the state have access to all of the data we generate? Should private companies? What might happen if all of these technologies are combined and put in the hands of a government with scant regard for its citizens' civil liberties? Through on-the ground reporting and vivid story-telling, Fasman explores the moral, legal, and political questions these surveillance tools and techniques pose. ' A deeply reported and sometimes chilling look at mass surveillance technologies ... Fasman avoids alarmism while making a strong case for greater public awareness and tighter regulations around these t
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            ISBN 9781922310699
            Published NZ 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Justice on Trial: Radical Solutions for a System at Breaking Point

            Justice on Trial: Radical Solutions for a System at Breaking Point (Hardback)

            By Daw, Chris, QC

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            Our justice system, once the envy of the world, is in a state of cardiac arrest. Crime has risen to record levels; serious violence, including knife crime, drug-related behaviour and gang activity are out of control. Social media and the internet are fuelling criminal activity by... providing places for criminals to operate and influence young people. In this book one of the UK's leading criminal defence barristers, Chris Daw QC, provides an insider's view of the justice system - complete with fascinating real-life accounts - and proposes radical solutions to some of the biggest challenges it now faces. After a brief introduction and outline of the history of justice in the UK and abroad, Chris presents his manifesto for the twenty-first century: he examines the use of prisons, both in the UK and the US on Alabama's 'Death Row'; he argues passionately for the legalization of drugs to destroy the criminal networks who traffic in their supply; he speaks to young people who are the perpetrators and victims of crime, delving into youth crime and the treatment of young offenders, and he examines the role of the internet as the new frontier of organised criminal activity. Finally, he asks us to move beyond the binary of 'good and evil', to adopt a more pragmatic and humane approach to justice - one that could allow Britain to have the lowest crime rate on Earth.
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            ISBN 9781472977885
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Movement: The African American Struggle for Civil Rights
             

            The Movement: The African American Struggle for Civil Rights (Hardback)

            By Holt, Thomas C.

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            The civil rights movement was among the most important historical developments of the twentieth century and one of the most remarkable mass movements in American history. Not only did it decisively change the legal and political status of African Americans, but it prefigured as w...ell the moral premises and methods of struggle for other historically oppressed groups seeking equal standing in American society. And, yet, despite a vague, sometimes begrudging recognition of its immense import, more often than not the movement has been misrepresented and misunderstood. For the general public, a singular moment, frozen in time at the Lincoln Memorial, sums up much of what Americans know about that remarkable decade of struggle. In The Movement, Thomas C. Holt provides an informed and nuanced understanding of the origins, character, and objectives of the mid-twentieth-century freedom struggle, privileging the aspirations and initiatives of the ordinary, grassroots people who made it. Holt conveys a sense of these developments as a social movement, one that shaped its participants even as they shaped it. He emphasizes the conditions of possibility that enabled the heroic initiatives of the common folk over those of their more celebrated leaders. This groundbreaking book reinserts the critical concept of movement back into our image and understanding of the civil rights movement.
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            ISBN 9780197525791
            Released NZ 22 Apr 2021
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics, and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America
             

            The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics, and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Okrent, Daniel

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            From the widely celebrated New York Times bestselling author of Last Call--this rigorously historical (The Washington Post) and timely account of how the rise of eugenics helped America keep out inferiors in the 1920s is a sobering, valuable contribution to discussions about immi...gration (Booklist). A forgotten, dark chapter of American history with implications for the current day, The Guarded Gate tells the story of the scientists who argued that certain nationalities were inherently inferior, providing the intellectual justification for the harshest immigration law in American history. Brandished by the upper class Bostonians and New Yorkers--many of them progressives--who led the anti-immigration movement, the eugenic arguments helped keep hundreds of thousands of Jews, Italians, and other unwanted groups out of the US for more than forty years. Over five years in the writing, The Guarded Gate tells the complete story from its beginning in 1895, when Henry Cabot Lodge and other Boston Brahmins launched their anti-immigrant campaign. In 1921, Vice President Calvin Coolidge declared that biological laws had proven the inferiority of southern and eastern Europeans; the restrictive law was enacted three years later. In his trademark lively and authoritative style, Okrent brings to life the rich cast of characters from this time, including Lodge's closest friend, Theodore Roosevelt; Charles Darwin's first cousin, Francis Galton, the idiosyncratic polymath who gave life to eugenics; the fabulously wealthy and profoundly bigoted Madison Grant, founder of the Bronx Zoo, and his best friend, H. Fairfield Osborn, director of the American Museum of Natural History; Margaret Sanger, who saw eugenics as a sensible adjunct to her birth control campaign; and Maxwell Perkins, the celebrated editor of Hemingway and Fitzgerald. A work of history relevant for today, The Guarded Gate is a masterful, sobering, thoughtful, and necessary book that painstakingly connects the American eu
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            ISBN 9781476798059
            Released NZ 19 May 2020
            Publisher Scribner Book Company
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            Lords of the Land: Indigenous Property Rights and the Jurisprudence of Empire
               

            Lords of the Land: Indigenous Property Rights and the Jurisprudence of Empire (Hardback)

            By Hickford, Mark

            Through focusing on the political history of New Zealand during its imperial settlement, this book offers a fresh assessment of the history of indigenous property rights. It shows how native title became a constitutional frame within which political authority was formed and conte...sted at the heart of Empire and the colonial peripheries.
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            ISBN 9780199568659
            Released NZ 22 Dec 2011
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History
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            Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America
             

            Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cohen, Adam

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            A New York Times 20 Books We're Watching For in 2020 pick From New York Times bestselling author Adam Cohen, a revelatory examination of the conservative direction of the Supreme Court over the last fifty years since the Nixon administration In 1969, newly elected president Richa...rd Nixon launched an assault on the Supreme Court. He appointed four conservative justices in just three years, dismantling its previous liberal majority and setting it on a rightward course that continues to today. Before this drastic upheaval, the Court, led by Chief Justice Earl Warren, had been a powerful force for equality and inclusion, expanding the rights of the poor and racial minorities. Its rulings integrated schools across the South, established the Miranda warning for suspects in police custody, and recognized the principle of one person, one vote. But when Warren retired, Nixon used his four nominations to put a stop to that liberal agenda, and turn the Court into a force for his own views about what kind of nation America should be. In Supreme Inequality, bestselling author Adam Cohen surveys the most significant Supreme Court rulings since the Nixon era and exposes how rarely the Court has veered away from its agenda of promoting inequality. Contrary to what Americans like to believe, the Court does little to protect the rights of the poor and disadvantaged; in fact, it has not been on their side for fifty years. Many of the greatest successes of the Warren Court, in areas such as school desegregation, voting rights, and protecting workers, have been abandoned in favor of rulings that protect corporations and privileged Americans, who tend to be white, wealthy, and powerful. As the nation comes to grips with two new Trump-appointed justices, Cohen proves beyond doubt that the modern Court has been one of the leading forces behind the nation's soaring level of economic inequality, and that an institution revered as a source of fairness has been systematically making America le
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            ISBN 9780735221529
            Released NZ 23 Feb 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty
             

            The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Acemoglu, Daron; Robinson, James A.

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            'A must-read. Acemoglu and Robinson are intellectual heavyweights of the first rank . . . erudite and fascinating' Paul Collier, Guardian, on Why Nations Fail In this profoundly important follow up to their global bestseller, Acemoglu and Robinson provide a powerful new framework... for looking at countries' development through the way that the state interacts with society. This conceptualisation - in which any country can be located on a simple diagram and its future predicted - is new and based on decades of their research. The power distribution between state and society affects how peaceful societies are, what types of institutions develop, how much oppression and fear people suffer, how their economies are organized, and how rich they are. Full of entertaining stories from the past (it starts with the wife of a Nigerian ruler fleeing Abuja with 38 suitcases of cash), Balance of Power sheds light on issues from the present and has practical political ideas for the future. 'An intellectually rich book that develops an important thesis with verve' Martin Wolf, Financial Times, on Why Nations Fail
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            ISBN 9780241314319
            Released NZ 26 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            Constitutional Law of Papua New Guinea
             

            Constitutional Law of Papua New Guinea (Trade Paperback / Paperback, reprint of the 2003 edition- new cover)

            By Kwa, Eric L.

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            Released NZ 10 May 2011
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            Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law

            Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rosen, Jeffrey

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            An intimate look at the life and career of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in her own words, through an extraordinary series of conversations

            ISBN 9781250762641
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2020
            Publisher St Martin's Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Finding the Heart of the Nation: The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth

            Finding the Heart of the Nation: The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth (Hardback)

            By Mayor, Thomas

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            Aunique and important book that takes us into the lives of Indigenous people today, and offers constructive ideas about how we can live together, moving beyond the injustices of the past.

            ISBN 9781741176728
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Explore Australia
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