Tensions in security partnerships: observations of a city CCTV system and its partners on the ground

Jameson, Jill and Strudwick, Katie (2009) Tensions in security partnerships: observations of a city CCTV system and its partners on the ground. Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 11 (2). pp. 90-103. ISSN 1460-3780

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/cpcs.2009.1

Abstract

This paper is based on data gathered for an evaluation of a large public area closed circuit television (CCTV) system in an English city. The methodology includes semi structured interviews with security guards, shop assistants and camera operators, and a survey of retail premises, as well as observations and data analysis from the camera control room. The paper deliberates on the working relationships between the different practitioners who used the radio/CCTV link that monitored the local shopping precinct and aims to reflect firstly on the tensions in practice, between different practitioners in their interactions with the public, and secondly the tensions between practitioners in their interactions with each other. The paper concludes that although the link has a number of positive consequences for the working conditions of those using it, there are a number of tensions between practitioners who raise issues in respect of accountability and effective working relationships.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Security, partnerships, suspiciousness, Accountability, CCTV
Subjects:L Social studies > L410 UK Social Policy
L Social studies > L400 Social Policy
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:3011
Deposited By: Alison Wilson
Deposited On:23 Jul 2010 12:10
Last Modified:18 Nov 2013 14:53

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