CCTV - Can it really prevent crime?
by Professor Martin Gill, Director of the University of Leicester’s Scarman
Centre, will build on a Home Office report released on 14 August on the
effectiveness of CCTV in crime prevention.
government report looks at the use of CCTV in city centres and public housing;
and car parks.
Findings indicate mixed results, with CCTV only providing a significant
reduction in vehicle crime in car parks.
Martin Gill commented:
“Amongst the confusion we need to develop new and better evidence not
just about whether CCTV works, but also when and why, and this is what we are
doing. Our early results are
Gill is to reveal influential initial findings from his research on the
effectiveness of CCTV in crime prevention at a conference co-hosted by the
University of Leicester’s Scarman Centre, with the Home Office and the
Association of Chief Police Officers on 27 November 2002.
research findings are part of a Home Office evaluation being conducted by the
University of Leicester’s Scarman Centre.
conference will also:
Discuss existing evidence on the use of CCTV
Highlight what can make a CCTV scheme successful
Look at new insights from the experience of international experts
Evaluate the contribution of digital CCTV
Debate the prospects of number plate and facial recognition systems.
conference will appeal to members of the police force and the CCTV and
electronics industries, policy makers, security professionals, people in
industry, academics, local authorities and regional crime reduction
further details or to reserve a place contact Perpetuity Conferences Ltd, 50
Queens Road, Leicester, LE2 1TU, UK, telephone +44 (0)116 221 7777, facsimile
+44 (0)116 221 7171, email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
More information is available from Professor Martin Gill, Director of
the University of Leicester’s Scarman Centre, telephone +44 (0)116 252 5709,
facsimile +44 (0)116 252 3944, email email@example.com
Home Office research study, “Crime prevention effects of closed circuit
television: a systematic review” can be viewed on website www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/whatsnew1.html
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