Surveillance has a long-standing relationship with crime and its identification, prevention, detection, and punishment. With information on each citizen spanning up to 700 databases and over 4 million CCTV cameras in the UK alone, many have put forward the notion that we live in a ‘surveillance society’. Offering a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between surveillance, crime, and criminal justice, this book critically explores the development and uses of surveillance technologies, the intensification of monitoring and control, and the uneven impact this is having upon different populations in modern society.  

New Policing and New Surveillance

New policing and new surveillance


Chapter 4 provides:

  • A critical examination of the emerging ‘risk paradigm’ in the ‘plural policing’ literature
  • A look at how ‘new surveillance’ technologies are mediated by the existing organisational, occupational and individual concerns of ‘plural police’ actors
  • An emphasis on continuity by showing how ‘plural police’ surveillance practices continue to fall disproportionately on the ‘usual suspects’
  • An examination of how the emergence of ‘new surveillance’ technologies and ‘plural policing’ networks is bound up with wider urban transformations, entrepreneurial ...
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