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

Benjamin J. Goold


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 the police in Britain first became involved in public area surveillance, and how they have since attempted to use CCTV technology to prevent, respond to, and investigate crime. In addition, the volume also provides a detailed analysis of the legality of CCTV surveillance in light of recent changes to the Data Protection Act and the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights. Challengi ... More

Keywords: CCTV, policing, Britain, empirical research, public area surveillance, crime, legality, Data Protection Act, European Convention on Human Rights, technological change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199265145
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265145.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin J. Goold, author
Fellow and Tutor in Law, Somerville College, University of Oxford