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.  

Globalisation, Surveillance and the ‘War’ on Terror

Globalisation, Surveillance and the ‘War’ on Terror

Globalisation, surveillance and the ‘war’ on terror


Chapter 5 provides:

  • An historical overview of the relationship between ‘terrorism’ and ‘surveillance’
  • An examination of the ‘global diffusion’ of surveillance and the integration of discreet surveillance systems
  • A focus on the limits of ‘global panopticism’, which argues that the rapid diffusion of new surveillance measures is unlikely to have the desired impact on ‘global terrorism’
  • A look at how surveillance measures introduced to prevent ‘terrorism’ are being deployed to monitor the wider civilian population

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