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Myths and Realities 13 Security and Surveillance: Has it Gone Too Far?

Increased surveillance, security checks and CCTV are all increasingly deployed to support efforts to fight crime and terrorism. Recent reports suggest there are almost two million CCTV cameras in the UK: one for every 32 of us. But what impact do these cameras have on crime, on our perceptions of our own personal security, and on civil liberties?

Join Dr Kirstie Ball, Reader in Surveillance and Organisation, Open University, and Dr Peter Fussey, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of Essex, as they discuss the complex evidence and issues surrounding the impact and effectiveness of surveillance.  The evening was chaired by Professor Bridget Hutter, Professor of Risk Regulation at the London School of Economics.

MP3 file, 1 hr 33 mins 45 secs, 37.56 MB