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Current research projects: Multi-tasking in the workplace: Over the last several years I have been studying the different ways that information workers experience disruptions in their work due to multi-tasking and interruptions. With students we have don. Beauty and Police. Aura Rosser, a forty-something Black mother of three, was shot to death by police here in Ann Arbor, on November 9, 2014.
What kind of human being was she? At the moment the answer depends on what the police suggest (drug addict) and what her sister is reported to have said (an artist). Art as a crime deterrent: the Greens End experiment. In "Could babies' faces reduce crime?
", posted today on the BBC website here, Daniel Gordon writes (in relevant part): "A host of conventional measures have been tried to control anti-social behaviour - CCTV, community policing, court orders, and tougher sentencing - but could paintings of babies and other offbeat techniques help? A parade of shops in south-east London is the site for an experiment.As evening draws in, the shop shutters along Greens End, a street in Woolwich, come down, revealing a gallery of portraits of local babies. They were painted by a collective of graffiti artists, who worked from family photos sent in by people living close by. Could babies' faces reduce crime? 29 August 2012Last updated at 05:06 ET By Daniel Gordon BBC World Service Local babies' faces painted on London shop fronts.
Crime and Policing in Virtual Worlds. The rapidly changing nature of information and communications technologies suggests that as soon as new hardware, software or other applications are introduced, they will be exploited in some form or fashion by international criminal organisations.
The speed at which criminals can exploit these technologies is truly remarkable. Unfortunately, law enforcement and the criminal justice system, bound by limited budgets, finite training, and traditional legal regimes are much slower in their abilities to respond. How much does cybercrime cost? The cost of protecting ourselves against cybercrime can far exceed the cost of the threat itself.
This is the conclusion of a recent report ‘Measuring the cost of cybercrime’ by an international team of scientists led by the University of Cambridge. On the basis of the findings – which provide the first systematic estimate of the direct costs, indirect costs and defence costs of different types of cybercrime for the UK and the world – the authors conclude that we should spend less in anticipation of cybercrime and more on catching the perpetrators. “Advances in information technology are moving many social and economic interactions, such as fraud or forgery, from the physical worlds to cyberspace,” said lead author Ross Anderson, Professor of Security Engineering at the University of Cambridge’s Computer Laboratory. “As countries scramble to invest in security to minimise cyber-risks, governments want to know how large that investment should be and where the money should be spent.”
The Insidious Power of Not-Quite-Harassment. When I first met Bora at a Philadelphia pub in June 2010, I was new to the scene; hardly anyone read my blog.
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‘Hunger in Los Angeles’ was designed using gaming development tools and includes a body-tracking system. Users wear a head-mounted goggle display to fully immerse themselvesin the game where they can walk around and interact with other characters in real-time. The incident in the game is an account of what happened at the Unitarian Church in L.A., where real audio collected at the scene were used in the game. New Realities Emerging in Crisis Communications. Boy, was last week a tough one for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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