Law and Technology: An Overview
This chapter begins by explaining what law is and what it is intended to accomplish, from a social systems perspective. It differentiates between civil and criminal law and explains that the book will primarily focus on criminal law for several reasons. The most important reason is that criminal law tends to be the first area of law to encounter problems that arise with how law deals with technologies because criminals tend to be the first to adapt new technologies for undesirable purposes. The chapter also introduces and explains the notion of context-specific laws. It explains what they are, why they arose, and what their limitations are as the implementation of technology moves from specialists to individual consumers.
Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.