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August 26, 2010
9780774818711
English
256
19 illus.
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1.35 Pounds (US)
$96.00 USD
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August 19, 2011
9780774818728
English
328
19 illus.
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1.1 Pounds (US)
$34.95 USD
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Panoptic Dreams

Streetscape Video Surveillance in Canada

The number of Canadian cities using video surveillance systems to monitor city streets is growing. In Panoptic Dreams, Sean Hier explores how and why Canadian cities introduced street surveillance programs between 1981 and 2005 and brings to light the governance structures and privacy protection policy frameworks that made these programs possible. This book uses empirical findings to reflect critically on video surveillance policy and design structures in Canada. The original analyses will assist academics, privacy advocates, and others with community-based interests to assess the strengths and weaknesses of establishing streetscape CCTV surveillance monitoring systems.

Endorsements

"With Panoptic Dreams, Hier has made a major scholarly contribution to surveillance studies. It combines sound theory, rigorous research, lucid analysis, and clear-minded proposals that stand to reinvigorate the policy discourse on how to make public-area video surveillance relevant to Canadian cities and towns. Panoptic Dreams is the benchmark for future empirical studies in this field."—Brandon C. Welsh, Professor of Criminology, Northeastern University; author of Making Public Places Safer: Surveillance and Crime Prevention (Oxford University Press, 2009)

"Public surveillance cameras are one of the most significant and controversial anti—crime initiatives of the past twenty years. Sean Hier’s s is the definitive study of the early introduction of such devices in Canada. Hier details the local politics, policing, and privacy concerns that have shaped Canada’s approach to public surveillance. Anyone interested in the nitty—gritty politics of how anti—crime initiatives are implemented should read this book."—Kevin D. Haggerty, Editor of Canadian Journal of Sociology

UBC Press

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