Mike Rich presents on the perfect prevention of crime

Elon Law Professor Michael Rich presented insights from his current research about the ethics of deploying technologies that can prevent crime at the third annual works-in-progress series for internet law scholarship.

At the conference, Rich spoke on the use of technology to frustrate criminal conduct and the unique implications of such technologies for individual freedom and the political process. Rich’s presentation drew from his scholarly work-in-progress, “Flipping the Murder Switch: Limits on the Perfect Preventive State.” Rich is scheduled to present insights from this research at an April 5 symposium of the St. John’s University School of Law Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development.

The internet law works-in-progress event took place March 16 at Santa Clara Law and was hosted by the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law and The Institute for Information Law and Policy at New York Law School.

In October, Rich presented, “Immigrant Informants and Transnational Organized Crime” at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law in Washington, DC and ongoing research on “the perfect preventive state” at the Fifth Annual Fall Institute sponsored by the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section.

Rich’s 2012 New York Times op-ed, “The Perfect Non-Crime” is available here.

More information on Elon Law Professor Michael Rich is available here.