Res Publica 13 (2):127-143 (2007)

Over the past decade the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) as a means of crime prevention has reached unprecedented levels. Though critics of this development do not speak with one voice and have pointed to a number of different problems in the use of CCTV, one argument has played a dominant role in the debate, namely, that CCTV constitutes an unacceptable violation of people’s right to privacy. The purpose of this paper is to examine this argument critically. It is suggested that the argument is hard to sustain
Keywords CCTV  crime prevention  privacy rights  surveillance
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DOI 10.1007/s11158-007-9035-x
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