268. Does Increased Surveillance Reduce Crime?


This Sociology Factsheet will look at what surveillance is and the extent to which it can be used to reduce crime. Sociologists are particularly interested in understanding how surveillance is used as crime prevention strategies and the impact this has on victims and offenders of crime. It thus lends into greater debates regarding the victims of crime, prevention, and punishment. This Factsheet includes Exam Hints to help you achieve maximum marks, while the Activities give you the opportunity to apply what you have learned and develop your skills in this area. Sociology terms in bold are explained in the Glossary and a reference list is included at the end of the Factsheet.

The examiner will expect you to be able to:

  • Demonstrate your understanding of the crime prevention strategies that are used in the British criminal justice system.
  • Analyse and evaluate evidence regarding crime prevention strategies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of situational and environmental crime prevention.
  • Evaluate the extent to which surveillance is effective in tackling crime and the sociological perspectives on this debate.
  • Apply relevant sociological theories and concepts to understand crime prevention strategies in contemporary British society.
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Publication Date

April 2023


ISSN: 1351-5136

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