The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights was pleased to welcome His Honour Judge Patrick J. Moran to the launch last week of CCTV as a Crime Prevention Strategy: A Review of the Literature by Dorothy Appelbe. The event took place on the 28th January 2009.
The report is the culmination of research funded by Allianz Ireland, Cork Chamber of Commerce and the Faculty of Law, University College, Cork.
Wherever we go about our daily business in the UK these days, it appears that we will never be too far away from being captured on CCTV. For most law abiding citizens, this rarely presents a problem. We have come to recognise CCTV as almost part and parcel of our daily lives. In fact, many people welcome CCTV on the streets of our towns and cities in the fight against crime and in helping to secure the convictions of criminals who might have otherwise been able to go about their business and remain undetected.
In nowadays, the most of schools districts should install the video surveillance camera and must be sure that this is the right route to deter theft, property damage, and to prevent outsiders from entering the school’s property. Although, most school districts that have implemented video surveillance systems have faced privacy concerns from parents, students and civil libertarian groups, school officials assert that cameras curb crime and are important sources of physical evidence when crimes do occur.