Dean Wilson is Professor of Criminology in the School of Law, Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex, UK. Dean’s primary research interests are policing, surveillance, security and technology. He is also a Co-Director and Treasurer of the Surveillance Studies Network, and an Associate Editor of the journal Surveillance & Society. Dean recently published (with Jude McCulloch) the first book-length criminological study of pre-emption (2016) Pre-Crime: Pre-emption, Precaution and the Future, Routledge. His current projects continue to examine the interface between policing, security and technology.