CCTV and Policing: Public Area Surveillance and Police Practices in Britain

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CCTV and Policing considers how the introduction of closed circuit television (CCTV) has affected policing practices in Britain. Based on original field research, the volume examines the various factors that have shaped police CCTV use, and challenges claims that the spread of public area CCTV is indicative of a movement towards increasingly authoritarian forms of policing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199265145
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Series: Clarendon Studies in Criminology Series
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 5.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Benjamin Goold has been Lecturer in Law at both Corpus Christi College and New College, Oxford. From 2001-2002, he was Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Law and Police Science, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, and has since spent a year as Associate Professor of Anglo-American Law at Niigata University, Japan. He is currently University Lecturer in Law and Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford.

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Table of Contents

1. Under Surveillance
2. Theories of Surveillance and Security
3. Research Methods
4. Playing 'Little Brother'
5. Going by the Codes
6. Working Together?
7. Choosing Targets
8. The Impact of CCTV on Policing
9. Conclusions and Implications

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