publication . Book . 2003

Open-street CCTV in Australia: a comparative study of establishment and operation

Wilson, Dean; Sutton, Adam;
Closed Access English
  • Published: 10 Apr 2003
  • Publisher: Criminology Research Council
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This study provides an overview of the current operation of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in Australian public spaces. Although the use of CCTV as a community safety measure in Australian public spaces has expanded remarkably in the past decade, little is known about how these surveillance systems operate. This study was not intended to be an evaluation. Rather it aims to provide a more informed context within which future discussion and research into Australian open-street CCTV, both theoretical and empirical, can proceed.\ud There are currently 33 systems operated by local governments in Australia. New South Wales, with eleven systems, has the greatest numb...
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