A Comparison of the Impact of Protective and Preservative Video Surveillance on Urban Territoriality: the Case of Switzerland

  title={A Comparison of the Impact of Protective and Preservative Video Surveillance on Urban Territoriality: the Case of Switzerland},
  author={Francisco R. Klauser},
  journal={surveillance and society},
  • F. Klauser
  • Published 1 September 2002
  • Sociology
  • surveillance and society
This paper focuses on a comparison between two forms of video-surveillance and their consequences for the territoriality of public space users: the preservative, which aims to preserve public order and to prevent 'anti-social' behaviour; and the protective, which protect specific risk-points like buildings or objects. The fundamental difference between preservative and protective surveillance is linked to the spatial logic of its functioning, that can be deduced both from the position of the… 

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