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Making Public Places Safer: Surveillance and Crime Prevention

Brandon C. Welsh and David P. Farrington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195326215
eISBN:
9780199943999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326215.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The United Kingdom has more than 4.2 million public closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras—one for every fourteen citizens. Across the United States, hundreds of video-surveillance systems are ... More


Introduction

Brandon C. Welsh and David P. Farrington

in Making Public Places Safer: Surveillance and Crime Prevention

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195326215
eISBN:
9780199943999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326215.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This introductory chapter explains the theme of this book, which is about surveillance systems and crime prevention. It evaluates the effectiveness of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and ... More


The Politics of Surveillance for Crime Prevention

Brandon C. Welsh and David P. Farrington

in Making Public Places Safer: Surveillance and Crime Prevention

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195326215
eISBN:
9780199943999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326215.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines the political aspect of surveillance for crime prevention. It provides the background on the different forms of surveillance that are designed to prevent crime in public places, ... More


How Might Surveillance Measures Reduce Crime?

Brandon C. Welsh and David P. Farrington

in Making Public Places Safer: Surveillance and Crime Prevention

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195326215
eISBN:
9780199943999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326215.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter investigates how surveillance measures can reduce crime. It explains that public-area surveillance falls under the category of situational-crime prevention, which stands apart from these ... More


Closed-Circuit Television

Brandon C. Welsh and David P. Farrington

in Making Public Places Safer: Surveillance and Crime Prevention

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195326215
eISBN:
9780199943999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326215.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter reviews the scientific evidence on the effectiveness of closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance cameras to prevent crime in public places. CCTV evaluations were carried out in four ... More


Safer Streets, Safer Cities: Policy Choices for America

Brandon C. Welsh and David P. Farrington

in Making Public Places Safer: Surveillance and Crime Prevention

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195326215
eISBN:
9780199943999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326215.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter explores key policy choices and challenges that U.S. cities face in the use of major forms of public-surveillance approaches such as closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance cameras ... More


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

Benjamin J. Goold

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199265145
eISBN:
9780191699023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265145.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book is the first major published work to present a comprehensive assessment of the impact of CCTV on the police in Britain. Drawing extensively upon empirical research, the volume examines how ... More


Children's Television Programs in China: A Discourse of Success and Modernity

Kara Chan and Fanny Chan

in Discourses of Cultural China in the Globalizing Age

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099128
eISBN:
9789882206847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099128.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter shows that while the children's television programs broadcast on CCTV, the national television network of China, are predominantly produced locally, they emphasize intellectual ... More


Television at Work: Industrial Media and American Labor

Kit Hughes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190855789
eISBN:
9780190855826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855789.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book explores how work, television, and waged labor come to have meaning in our everyday lives. However, it is not an analysis of workplace sitcoms or quality dramas. Instead, it explores the ... More


Under Surveillance

Benjamin J. Goold

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199265145
eISBN:
9780191699023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265145.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Since the late 1980s, more than one million closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras have been installed in towns and cities across Britain, with an estimated 500 or more being added to this figure ... More


Research Methods

Benjamin J. Goold

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199265145
eISBN:
9780191699023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265145.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

In many ways, working alongside police officers and CCTV operators requires a researcher to confront a number of difficult questions about the role of observer and to re-examine many of the ethical ... More


Playing ‘Little Brother’

Benjamin J. Goold

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199265145
eISBN:
9780191699023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265145.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines how CCTV came to be installed in each of the six towns in Britain covered by the book, as well as the role played by the police in the decision-making processes that led to the ... More


Going by the Codes

Benjamin J. Goold

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199265145
eISBN:
9780191699023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265145.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the regulation of public area surveillance in Britain and the impact of this regulatory framework on the development and use of CCTV throughout the Southern Region. Although ... More


Working Together?

Benjamin J. Goold

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199265145
eISBN:
9780191699023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265145.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Regardless of how technically advanced the scheme or the number of CCTV cameras in use, it is the operators who determine who is watched, how long they are watched, and what — if anything — happens ... More


Choosing Targets

Benjamin J. Goold

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199265145
eISBN:
9780191699023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265145.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

In the early days of CCTV in Britain, most public area surveillance systems were fairly rudimentary affairs. Stationary black and white cameras, returning grainy, often blurred images, were connected ... More


The Effect of CCTV on Policing

Benjamin J. Goold

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199265145
eISBN:
9780191699023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265145.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

One of the most important questions raised by the advent of CCTV is whether the spread of public area surveillance in Britain has brought about any significant changes in the way in which towns and ... More


Conclusions

Benjamin J. Goold

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199265145
eISBN:
9780191699023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265145.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book has addressed two questions: How has the introduction of CCTV affected policing practices in Britain? What does the police response to CCTV tell us about the future of policing? It finds ... More


Situational Breakdowns Beyond Protest Violence

Anne Nassauer

in Situational Breakdowns: Understanding Protest Violence and other Surprising Outcomes

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190922061
eISBN:
9780190922092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190922061.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 9 explores whether the books’ findings hold in other contexts by examining other instances of surprising outcomes. First, the chapter discusses the outbreak of violence in uprisings after ... More


Happiness “with a Chinese Taste”: An Interpretive Analysis of CCTV’s 2014 Spring Festival Gala’s Public Service Announcement (PSA) “Chopsticks” (Kuaizi pian)

Giovanna Puppin

in Chinese Discourses on Happiness

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9789888455720
eISBN:
9789888455515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455720.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores how happiness is constructed in a new category of public service announcements (PSAs), which are broadcast during the CCTV's Spring Festival Gala. It lays down the theoretical ... More


The night-time economy: exploring tensions between agents of control

Gavin J.D. Smith

in Securing an urban renaissance: Crime, community, and British urban policy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348159
eISBN:
9781447303329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348159.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the tensions between agents of control in the management of the night-time economy (NTE) and town centres in Great Britain. It suggests that while the NTE has risen to a ... More


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