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Introduction: pre-crime book
This introduction presents an overview of key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of the book. This book discusses the majority of its case studies and examples from Australia, the US and Britain. While there are variations among these countries, each demonstrates a distinct trend towards pre-crime, and rationales and laws circulate among these jurisdictions. This book discusses the study of pre-crime. It aims are threefold, (i) aims to describe the shift to pre-crime and develop the language and conceptual tools to capture this change. In pursuit of this aim one define pre-crime, point to various types of pre-crime, set out key pre-crime traits and compare and contrast these with traditional post-crime and risk-focused criminal justice frames. (ii) it aims to demonstrate how pre-crime produces crime and insecurity. (iii) seeks to describe the deleterious effects of pre-crime on justice and society. The book exlpores suspect identities become proxies for the guilty mind element of pre-crime offenses.