Computer Laboratory Home Page Search A-Z Directory Help
University of Cambridge Home Computer Laboratory
Computer Laboratory > Abstracts

Seminars will be held in the Lecture Theatre 1 - William Gates Building, Computer Laboratory at 2:15pm
for the research groups' seminars:

 Networks & OS seminars
 Security seminars
 Logic and Semantics seminars
 Natural Langage and Information Processing(NLIP) Group Seminars
 weekly timetable

CCTV in the UK: A Failure of Theory or A Failure of Practice?

Martin Gill


Although CCTV was heralded as something of a silver bullet in the fight against crime (and by two Governments) scholarly research has questioned the extent to which it 'works'. Martin Gill led the Home Office national evaluation on CCTV and has subsequently conducted more research with CCTV schemes across the country. In this talk he will outline the findings from the national evalaution and assess the views of the public, scheme workers and offenders' perspectives (including showing film clips of offenders talking at crime scenes) to show just why CCTV has not worked out as many considered. Martin will relate these findings to the current development of a national strategy.

Wednesday Seminars