Surveillance cameras and crime: a review of randomized and natural experiments

  title={Surveillance cameras and crime: a review of randomized and natural experiments},
  author={Gustav Alexandrie},
  journal={Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention},
  pages={210 - 222}
  • Gustav Alexandrie
  • Published 3 July 2017
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention
Abstract Research on the effectiveness of surveillance cameras in reducing crime suffers from potential threats to causal validity. This paper reviews seven studies that address some of these problems using the rigorous research designs of randomized and natural experiments. Included studies that reported changes in total crime found crime reductions ranging from 24 to 28% in public streets and urban subway stations, but no desirable effects in parking facilities or suburban subway stations… 
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