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Crime, Security and Surveillance: Effects for the Surveillant and the Surveilled: Introduction

Gudrun Vande Walle, from the University College Ghent, made a contribution to the 2012 Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, in the category “Crime Prevention,” under the title “Crime, Security and Surveillance: Effects for the Surveillant and the Surveilled: Introduction”. Here is the abstract: This presentation is the introduction of the panel session: Crime, Security and Surveillance – effects for the surveillant and the surveilled. In this session we present the new book with the similar title Crime, Security and Surveillance – effects for the surveillant and the surveilled that is an offspring of the EU funded COST-network “Living in Surveillance Societies”. In this book an international and interdisciplinary group of researchers discuss three themes that currently hold a very prominent position, not only in criminology, but much further afield, namely crime, security, and especially surveillance. The contributions set out to reflect on the dichotomy of surveillance in the domain of crime control and security, and on the consequences of technologies employed in the course of a particular surveillance or security practice. As an introduction to this panel session we give an overview of the new topics and trends in surveillance in Europe and of the implications for the surveillant (police, citizen, shopkeeper, …) and surveilled (citizens) in terms of violation of human rights, social exclusion, job description, legitimacy…

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  • “Crime, Security and Surveillance: Effects for the Surveillant and the Surveilled: Introduction”, by Gudrun Vande Walle (Proceedings)

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