Title: Surveillance, policing and the control of territory
Associate Professor Darren Palmer, School of Humanities & Social Sciences Deakin University, Australian Surveillance Studies
This paper seeks to draw upon research into the use of technology in the policing environment as a means to identify key issues relating to Point of View technologies. The literature stems from two sources. The first concerns recent research with colleagues into the use of ID scanners in the night time economy. I want to use this research as part of the framing of the different perspectives on how we might approach consideration of the use of surveillance technology generally. The second literature approaches the nexus between policing and technology from a socio-‐legal perspective, drawing upon the broader literature examining the use technology to govern police practice, and in particular the requirement to record police interviews with suspects (audio and where possible/appropriate video). In this instance, the use of technology was resisted by police but has now become, at least in Australia, a standard police practice (though I am not suggesting there aren’t any problems in its use). I want to use this literature to identify how we might approach new technologies, or at least the adaptation of existing technologies into new contexts, and the policy and legal developments shaping how POV technology is being used.
Dr Darren Palmer (BA Hons, MA Criminological Studies, PhD) is the past convenor of the new major sequence in Criminology in the Bachelor of Arts at Deakin University. He has had many years teaching experience at La Trobe University (Law & Legal Studies)and Deakin University (Police Studies/ Criminology). He has taught in a range of areas including criminal justice, criminal law, psychology and crime, policing, and criminology research methods.
He has published widely in a number of areas and is a leading radio and television expert commentator on policing and criminal justice issues. He has published widely in a number of areas and is a leading radio and television expert commentator on policing and criminal justice issues.
His current research interests include Policing and criminal justice histories, the professionalization of police practice, Police education, Police memorials, Police pursuits, changing forms of policing and security in Australia and internationally, the impact of terrorism on policing, Policing accountability, managerialism, governmentality and prisoner access to tertiary study.
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