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.  

Surveillance, Power and Social Impacts

Surveillance, Power and Social Impacts

Surveillance, power and social impacts


Chapter 6 provides:

  • An introduction and overview of the social impacts of surveillance
  • An exploration of the contextual and contingent nature of surveillance and its relationship to power
  • An illustration of how the impacts of surveillance are differentiated across the social order
  • A consideration of how the context of surveillance impacts on prevailing definitions and responses to crime and deviance

Key Terms

  • Light touch surveillance
  • New surveillance
  • Social divisions
  • Surveillance reach
  • Synoptic gaze
  • Usual ...
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