UK Riots Show CCTV Fails To Deter Criminals

UK Riots Show CCTV Fails To Deter Criminals

An article by Cory Doctorow looks at the use of CCTV and those who commit crimes in front of the cameras.

Emma Hutchings
  • 19 august 2011

Cory Doctorow has written an interesting article for the Guardian examining the use of CCTV as a deterrence and a method of crime prevention. He points to the UK riots as an example of CCTV’s failure to deter criminals, as the rioters looted and caused mayhem in full view of the cameras.

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