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A tainted trade? Moral ambivalence and legitimation work in the private security industry.
The private security industry is often represented - and typically represents itself - as an expanding business, confident of its place in the world and sure of its ability to meet a rising demandExpand
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Consuming security?
How does our understanding of private security alter if we treat security consumption as consumption? In this article, we set out the parameters of a project which strives—theoretically andExpand
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Public Area Surveillance and Police Work: the impact of CCTV on police behaviour and autonomy
  • B. Goold
  • Political Science
  • 1 September 2002
Drawing on a recent study of the impact of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras on policing practices in a large English police force, this paper considers whether the presence of surveillanceExpand
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Open to all? Regulating open street CCTV and the case for “symmetrical surveillance”
In addition to an examination of the legal treatment of surveillance, this article will set out a more detailed account of how public area surveillance technologies might be regulated. The proposedExpand
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Privacy rights and public spaces: CCTV and the problem of the “unobservable observer”
This article examines a number of questions (i.e. privacy as a civil liberty; conventions of anonymity; and identity and motive – the problem of the "unobservable observer") and the possibility ofExpand
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Covert surveillance and the invisibilities of policing
This article draws upon research from the first ethnographic field study of covert policing conducted in the United Kingdom, and seeks to shed light on how covert officers carry out theirExpand
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Protecting Information Privacy
This report for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (the Commission) examines the threats to information privacy that have emerged in recent years, focusing on the activities of the state. ItExpand
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From a Visible Spectacle to an Invisible Presence: The Working Culture of Covert Policing
In this article, we draw upon data derived from an ethnographic field study of covert policing to shed light on the occupational culture of those officers engaged in the targeted surveillance of theExpand
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Crime and Security
Contents: Series preface Introduction. Part I Theorizing Security: The concept of security, Lawrence Freedman Against security: thinking normatively about private security, Ian Loader . Part IIExpand
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Watching the watchers: conducting ethnographic research on covert police investigation in the United Kingdom
It has long been claimed that the police are the most visible symbol of the criminal justice system (Bittner, 1974). There is, however, a significant strand of policing – covert investigation thatExpand
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