Surveillance in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, and the Law, 1st Edition

  • Pam Dixon
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  • ISBN-10: 1440840555
  • ISBN-13: 9781440840555
  • DDC: 342.7308
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 808 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released August 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This book examines the key issues surrounding government surveillance and privacy in 21st-century America, covering topics ranging from the surveillance conducted during colonial days, which inspired the Fourth Amendment, to the new high-tech developments that pose unprecedented potential challenges to the privacy of millions of Americans. Readers will gain insight into the complex challenge of interpreting the Fourth Amendment protections against warrantless, unreasonable government searches and understand how changes in the methods by which the U.S. government carries out counterterrorism and law enforcement activities influence its relationship with American citizens and businesses.