• Created by: OliviaEOC
  • Created on: 27-04-15 15:20

Arguments for CCTV

  • It plays a necessary role in combatting terrorism, drug trafficking and illegal immigration
  • It allows police to intervene more quicly and effectively in acts of violence
  • CCTV protects business owners because it limits people from trying to break in
  • CCTV can identify criminals when there is little other evidence
  • CCTV can also be used to catch people breaking road laws
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Arguments against CCTV

  • People feel they are over-monitored - in Great Britain there 14 cameras for each person
  • CCTV doesn't prevent crimes from happening
  • CCTV is very expensive - in 2003 the CCTV market was worth between 250 and 500 million euros
  • People may commit crimes in places where CCTV isn't in place
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