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.
Chapter 7: ‘Contesting’ and ‘Resisting’ Surveillance: The Politics of Visibility and Invisibility
‘Contesting’ and ‘Resisting’ Surveillance: The Politics of Visibility and Invisibility
- What is ‘Resistance’? 145
- The ‘Everyday Politics of Resistance’ 148
- Ambiguities over Resistance 153
- Surveillance, ‘Performance’ and ‘Display’ 155
- The ‘Great Unwatched’: Power, Surveillance and Invisibility 156
- The Role of the Powerful in Shaping Surveillance and ‘Risk’ 161
- Summary and Conclusion 166
- Study Questions 167
- Further Reading 168
[W]here surveillance is perceived as or has the effects of control, the fact that its subjects interact and react with surveillance means that its effects ...