Surveillance, Crime and Social Control

Surveillance, Crime and Social Control

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Post 9/11 the need for an expansion of surveillance and greater expenditure on surveillance capabilities has been argued for by government and industry to help combat terrorism. This has been coupled with increasing incorporation of surveillance technologies into the routine practice of criminal justice. This important collection draws together key contemporary writings to explore how the surveillance gaze has been directed in the name of crime control. Key issues include theories on surveillance, CCTV, undercover police surveillance, bodies databases and technologies, and surveillance futures. It will be an essential collection for law librarians and criminologists.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 610 pages
  • 171.45 x 247.65 x 44.45mm | 1,233g
  • Ashgate Publishing Limited
  • Aldershot, England, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0754624609
  • 9780754624608

Table of contents

Contents: Series preface; Introduction. Part I Theory: I'll be watching you: reflections on the new surveillance, Gary T. Marx; Bentham's Panopticon: from moral architecture to electronic surveillance, David Lyon; Postscript on the societies of control. Gilles Deleuze; The viewer society: Michel Foucault's Panopticon revisited, Thomas Mathiesen; The surveillant assemblage, Kevin D. Haggerty and Richard V. Ericson. Part II CCTV: CCTV and the social structuring of surveillance, Clive Norris and Gary Armstrong; 'You'll never walk alone': CCTV surveillance, order and neo-liberal rule in Liverpool city centre, Roy Coleman and Joe Sim; Seen and now heard: talking to the targets of open-street CCTV, Emma Short and Jason Ditton; The eyes have it: CCTV as the '5th utility' , S. Graham); Yes it works - no it doesn't: comparing the effects of open-street CCTV in 2 adjacent Scottish town centres, Jason Ditton and Emma Short; State surveillance and the right to privacy, Nick Taylor; Video surveillance, gender and the safety of public urban space: 'Peeping Tom' goes high tech, Hille Koskela. Part III Undercover Police Surveillance: Undercover policing in Canada: wanting what is wrong, Jean-Paul Brodeur; Towards a sociological model of the police informant, Steven Greer; Subterranean blues: conflict as an unintended consequence of the police use of informers, Clive Norris and Colin Dunnighan; Snitching and the code of the street, Richard Rosenfeld, Bruce A. Jacobs and Richard Wright. Part IV Bodies, Databases and Technologies: The body and the archive, Allan Sekula; The electronic panopticon: a case study of the development of the National Criminal Records System, Diana R. Gordon; Critique: no soul in the machine: technofallacies in the electronic monitoring movement, Ronald Corbett and Gary T. Marx; News media, popular culture and the electronic monitoring of offenders in England and Wales, Mike Nellis; Written on the body: biometrics and identity, Irma van der Pleog; Governanc
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About Dean Wilson

Clive Norris is Professor of Sociology at the University of Sheffield and Deputy Director of the Sheffield Centre for Criminological Research. He is one of the founding editors of the free on-line journal 'Surveillance and Society' and is currently researching the impact of new surveillance technologies on criminal justice. Dr Dean Wilson is a Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Dean's research interests include Closed Circuit Television in urban Australia, the social impact of biometric technologies, histories of policing and media representations of crime.
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