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Technofix (Gebrüder Einfalt - Brothers Einfalt). Trademark / Logo = The letters “G.E.” or “G.E.N.” (prior to 1930) / later the words “Marke Technofix” within a triangle. Founded 1922 - 1977. Founded by Georg and Johann Einfalt. Technofix Trademark


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Representatives from several churches and groups are focused on getting body cameras to the Rochester police department. They are urging civic leaders to purchase the devices for everyone’s protection. Reporter Tara Grimes attended Tuesday night’s city council meeting and shares what they have to say.

“Body cameras increase transparency and helps resolve complaints and disputes,” Muhammad said. “Cities using body cameras report that the body cameras have helped resolve questions.”

“I think that keeps the transparency of both above board and on the table.

Although many of those who stood up at the meeting believe body cameras would help build trust between officers and citizens, others said more than that is needed.

“I think if you’re talking about building trust, tools are nice,” Rochester City Councilman Adam McFadden said. “But what you want to do is build trust in the hearts and minds of people and I think we have to work at that regardless if we have cameras or not.”



Space Traders. Aliens offer the USA gold and technofixes in exchange for black people [33mins]

The Free Thought ProjectBy John VibesThe limitless possibilities of new technology are allowing people to fight back against police abuse like never before.  Not only can people record occurrences of police brutality, but there are also dozens of apps that are designed to help you stay a few steps ahead of “the man”. Out of…

Surveillance as "Techno-Fix" and Threat to Legitimacy for Police

"…the period from the late 1980s onwards is […] a period in which the traditional state monopoly of access to surveillance technologies has been eroded, with a growing range of widely accessible technologies that can be utilized by the public to carry out informal surveillance, which is often incorporated into narratives that are critical of criminal justice and other state agencies (Cottle, 2008; Greer and McLaughlin, 2010a, 2010b; Jenkins, 2009).” (p. 1-2)

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"Although much of the existing literature on technology and criminal justice focuses on the ability of surveillance technologies to contribute to the efficient and effective operation of agencies (Jacobson, 2004)…”

  • Jacobson M (2004) Reply to Kevin D Haggerty. Theoretical Criminology 8(2): 233–238.

"there is an emerging literature that critically examines criminal justice-related technologies in a social context, particularly in the case of surveillance (Andrejevic, 2007; Ditton, 2000; Hier, 2003; Marx, 2003; Norris and McCahill, 2006).”

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"Within these debates about the relationship between technology and criminal justice there have been several attempts to explore potential connections between use of technology by criminal justice agencies and attempts to bolster public confidence in the legitimacy and capabilities of those agencies (Haggerty, 2004b; Kinsella and McGarry, 2011; Neyroud and Disley, 2008).”

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"Several writers have argued that one of the reasons for the proliferation of criminal justice technologies has been attempts by criminal justice agencies to tap into firmly established cultural perceptions of the abilities of technology to deliver significant improvements in performance, efficiency and effectiveness (Haggerty, 2004a, 2004b; Nunn, 2001).”

  • Haggerty K (2004a) Displaced expertise: Three constraints on the policy relevance of criminological thought. Theoretical Criminology 8(2): 211–231.

"Haggerty (2004b) posits the emergence of a criminal justice ‘techno-fix’ in which technology and technological expertise are mobilized as sources of legitimation for criminal justice practices to augment the increasingly fragmented, critical and theoretical forms of knowledge and expertise traditionally provided by academic criminology.”

"But within these debates there is also a small and emerging literature which is beginning to explore an alternative possibility – that technologies utilized both by criminal justice agencies and by the public in their interactions with criminal justice agencies have the potential to undermine public confidence in these agencies (Greer and McLaughlin, 2010b; Kinsella and McGarry, 2011; Neyroud and Disley, 2008; Wells, 2007, 2008, 2011; Wilson and Serisier, 2010).”

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"It should be emphasized that this is still a largely unformed and speculative aspect of the debate on technologies and criminal justice agencies, and this current article is another speculative and theoretical intervention in this debate. While the possibility that technologies could inadvertently impact on public confidence in criminal justice agencies has been posited, there have been relatively few attempts to explore the precise manner in which these challenges to confidence may be engendered.”

three scenarios where there is apparent potential for surveillance technologies to generate a direct or indirect challenge to public confidence.”

  1. "the increasing availability of formal surveillance footage of misconduct by police and other agencies.” “One of the unintended consequences of the expansion of formal systems of surveillance such as CCTV has been the increasing incidence of ‘official’ surveillance footage used to publicize and prosecute cases of alleged malpractice by police officers.”
  2. "the growing use by sections of the public of smart phones and other widely available image recording devices (often in conjunction with social networking websites) to carry out informal surveillance of criminal justice agencies and disseminate critical images and information.” “..images that have triggered significant and highly visible public criticism of criminal justice agencies have not routinely been generated by formal technologies and networks of surveillance, but by technologies of informal surveillance utilized by members of the public.”
  3. "the deployment of speed cameras by local Safety Camera partnerships and the wider use of surveillance technologies by local government agencies to explore some of the forms in which technologically mediated interactions between the public and regulatory agencies can engender public critiques of the agencies involved.”

Kearon, “Surveillance technologies and the crises of confidence in regulatory agencies”. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 0(0) 1–16