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CCTV Research Projects and Published Papers

United Kingdom Research

The Scottish Centre for Criminology / The Scottish Office Central Research Unit - 1999
The Effect of closed circuit television on recorded crime rates and public concern about crime in Glasgow
Jason Ditton, Emma Short, Samuel Phillips, Clive Norris & Gary Armstrong
The Scottish Centre for Criminology - 1999
"Yes, it works - no, it doesn't: comparing the effects of open-street CCTV in two adjacent town centres"
Jason Ditton & Emma Short,
NACRO - May 2002 - 'pdf' download
To CCTV or not to CCTV? -
A review of current research into the effectiveness of CCTV systems in reducing crime
Information Commissioner (UK) - March 2004 - 'pdf' download
Public Attitudes to the Deployment of Surveillance Techniques in Public Places
Centre for Criminological Research - University of Sheffield - Jan 2004
Conference on CCTV and Social Control -
The politics and practice of video surveillance - European and Global perspectives
The Politics of CCTV in Europe and Beyond
UK Government - April 2002 - 'pdf' download - How CCTV systems are used
Crime Prevention and Community Safety: an international Journal (2006) 8,1-16
The Effectiveness of Redeployable CCTV - Sam Waples & Martin Gill

Home Office - UK Government - 'pdf' downloads

Closed Circuit Television in Public Places: Its Acceptability and Perceived Effectiveness
Terry Honess and Elizabeth Charman (1992) - 'pdf' format
Study 252 - Crime Prevention effects of closed circuit television: a systematic review
Study 292 - Assessing the impact of CCTV - Authors Martin Gill & Angela Spriggs
Research report on the impact of CCTV on crime and the fear of crime ... - February 2005
Police attitudes to and use of CCTV- RDS On line report - OLR 09/05 - 2005
Scarman Centre National CCTV evaluation Team
National evaluation of CCTV: early findings on scheme implementation - effective practice guide
Control Room Operations: findings from control room observations- RDS On line report - OLR 14/05 - 2005
The impact of CCTV: fourteen case studies - RDS On line report - OLR 15/05 - 2005
Effect of urban closed circuit television on assault injury and violence detection
V Sivarajasingam1, J P Shepherd1 and K Matthews - Published by the British Medical Journal
SIDE and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV): Exploring Surveillance in Public Space.
Mark Levine - Department of Psychology Lancaster University - 'pdf' format
Towns on the Television: Closed Circuit TV Surveillance In British Towns and Cities
Global Urban Research Unit - University of Newcastle upon Tyne - Electronic Working Paper No 17 - 'pdf' format
An independent evaluation of the Installation of CCTV Cameras for
Crime Prevention in the Whitehawk Estate, Brighton

Peter Squires - Health and Safety Policy Research Centre - University of Brighton
"Smart CCTV" - An overview of the potential issues surrounding the future use of Video Analytics
VProf. Simon Rogerson - IMIS Journal Volume 12 No 1 (February 2002)

European Research

The UrbanEye Project - A Pan European Research programme on CCTV - all links below are 'pdf' downloads
Inception Report - Literature Review - CCTV in Britain - Video Surveillance in Norway and Denmark -
Video Surveillance in Oslo and Copenhagen - CCTV in London - Video Surveillance in Austria -
Islands and Networks of Visual Surveillance in Berlin - Four CCTV Systems in London -
Surveillance operations in 14 Norwegian and Danish organisations -
CCTV in Berlin Shopping Malls - Public opinion on CCTV in the Norwegian capital Oslo -
What people think about CCTV in Berlin - Final Report: CCTV in Europe -

Australasian Research

An overview of the effectiveness of closed circuit television (CCTV) surveillance - Australia - 'pdf' format
Is Closed Circuit Television socially acceptable? ...Thesis authored by D.J. Brooks, Australia - 'pdf' format
Criminology Research Council - Australia - April 2003 - 'pdf' download
Open - street CCTV in Australia: a comparative study of establishment and operation
"Crime and CCTV in Australia: Understanding the Relationship" - December 2006 - Australia - 'pdf' format
Bond University - Helene Wells, Troy Allard and Paul Wilson

United States Research

Effects of Closed-Circuit Television on Crime - Brandon C. Welsh, USA,
The Need for Closed Circuit Television in Mass Transit Systems - February 2006
Michael Greenberger - University of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2006-15
Closed Circuit Television: The Cincnnati Experience - 2003
Author HURLEY, DAVID C. - Degree PhD, University of Cincinnati, Education : Criminal Justice
Crime Mapping and Closed Circuit Television - National Institute of Justice (U.S.A.)
Public Video Surveillance: - Is It An Effective Crime Prevention Tool?
By Marcus Nieto - California Records Bureau
ACLU - Expert Findings on Surveillance Cameras -
What Criminologists and Others Studying Cameras have found?

By Noam Biale, ACLU Technology and Liberty Program

South African Research

Closed Circuit TV Report
An assessment of closed circuit television surveillance with reference to the Benoni project

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