Singularity, tech addiction, fake news, echo chambers, algorithmic bias, superintelligence; as different as they seem at first, these are some of the many signal words in the language of popular science literature and tech-news that express that technology is no longer just a means to an end. To study the everyday life of objects as well as the social and political dimensions of technology requires a view that is broader and more transversal than a sole view on the object itself. Studying agency means studying transformation and changes, emergences and development. Such a dynamism is difficult to capture without either focusing on the genealogy of the object or on the web of relations in which it is situated. Computing crime ties in with a long-standing history of police bureaucratization, the use of technology within the police, and the many reforms that sought to increase police efficiency.