Public and Private Surveillance

Kevin D. Haggerty and Daniel Trottier

in Criminology

ISBN: 9780195396607
Published online April 2012 | | DOI:
Public and Private Surveillance

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When people think of surveillance, what usually comes to mind are spies and hidden cameras. Surveillance, however, consists of a much wider range of practices and technologies. Developments in new technologies, administrative practices, commerce, and governmental regimes have culminated in surveillance in its various manifestations becoming a dominant organizing practice of late modern society. Surveillance is now an inescapable phenomenon, and how it is used raises some of the most pressing political and ethical questions of our day. The following references are some of the key works in the social study of surveillance. Not included, however, are works on the topic of “privacy,” which is its own vast and often highly legalistic field of inquiry.

Article.  6603 words. 

Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice ; Criminal Justice ; Criminology

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