This lively and accessible text provides an introduction to the history of crime and crime control. It explains the historical background that is essential for an understanding of contemporary criminal justice and examines the historical context for contemporary criminological debates. For each topic, the book provides an overview of current research, comment on current arguments, and links to wider debates.

Surveillance: From the Workplace to the Streets?

Surveillance: From the workplace to the streets?


Chapter 7:

  • Provides an overview of the current state of surveillance in the UK today. Over 4 million cameras watch over the citizens of the UK. To what end? How did surveillance over daily life grow to these proportions, and has increased surveillance delivered the benefits it promised?
  • Follows the history of surveillance from the private to the public arena. The factory has provided a strong model for surveillance since the mid-nineteenth century but how did the principles and practices of factory surveillance transfer to the streets?
  • Explores the ...
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