Public Area Surveillance and Police Work: the impact of CCTV on police behaviour and autonomy

  title={Public Area Surveillance and Police Work: the impact of CCTV on police behaviour and autonomy},
  author={B. Goold},
  journal={surveillance and society},
  • B. Goold
  • Published 2002
  • Political Science
  • surveillance and society
  • 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 surveillance cameras affects the working attitudes and behaviour of individual police officers. In particular, this paper asks whether CCTV makes the police more accountable or more cautious in the exercise of their discretion in public spaces. Although noting that in certain circumstances CCTV may inadvertently… CONTINUE READING
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