Amber Marks

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Amber Marks is a British barrister and author.[1] After working as a lawyer in private practice and in the UK government legal service, she took up research on the increasing use of sniffer dogs and other olfactory surveillance methods.[2] She has written an account of her research for the popular market, Headspace (published 2008); in connection with this publication, articles by or about her were published by some of the major English newspapers.[3] She also works in forensic science and criminal justice technologies. She is a trustee of Release.[4]

Marks currently teaches at the London School of Economics, Queen Mary, University of London and King's College London.[2]

Marks' father was former teacher, convicted drug smuggler, and author Howard Marks and her mother is author Judy Marks.


  • Marks, A. (2006). Drug detection dogs and the growth of olfactory surveillance: Beyond the rule of law? Surveillance and Society, 4, 257–271.
  • Marks, A. (2008). Headspace. London: Virgin Books. ISBN 978-0-7535-1364-4.
  • Marks, A. et al. (2008). Crime Control Technologies: Towards an Analytical Framework and Research Agenda. Regulating Technologies, ed. R. Brownsword, K. Yeung. Oxford: Hart. ISBN 978-1-84113-788-9.
  • Bladerunner and biometrics: Heathrow T5 unveiled. The Register, 26 March 2008.
  • Smells Suspicious. The Guardian, 31 March 2008.
  • Don't Kill Me: Can we trust new weapons that are supposed to be non-lethal?. Prospect, 4 July 2009.


  1. ^ Profile in Elle Magazine, November 2008
  2. ^ a b Amber Marks. Queen Mary, University of London.
  3. ^ See for example "Amber Marks: a law unto herself". The Telegraph.
  4. ^ Trustees. Release.

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