- Subject index
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 8: Deconstructing Surveillance, Crime and Power
Deconstructing Surveillance, Crime and Power
- Beyond ‘What Works’: Surveillance, the ‘Crime Problem’ and Social Harm 170
- Surveillance as a Social Process: Continuity and Discontinuity 174
- The State of Surveillance 177
- Contesting and Resisting Surveillance? 179
- Summary and Conclusion 184
Beyond ‘What Works’: Surveillance, the ‘Crime Problem’ and Social Harm
This book has explored the relationship between surveillance and crime, not in terms of whether the former ‘works’ in a technical sense to prevent or reduce the latter, but in broader terms of how surveillance ‘works’ ...