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Author Newell, Bryce Clayton, author.

Title Police visibility : privacy, surveillance, and the false promise of body-worn cameras / Bryce Clayton Newell
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (x, 268 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Visibility, surveillance, and the police -- Privacy, speech, and access to information -- Bystander video and the "right to record" -- Policing as (monitored) performance -- The (techno- )regulation of police work -- Public disclosure as "direct to YouTube" alternative -- Conclusion
Summary "Police Visibility presents empirically grounded research into how police officers experience and manage the information politics of surveillance and visibility generated by the introduction of body cameras into their daily routines and the increasingly common experience of being recorded by civilian bystanders. Newell elucidates how these activities intersect with privacy, free speech, and access to information law and argues that rather than being emancipatory systems of police oversight, body-worn cameras are an evolution in police image work and state surveillance expansion. Throughout the book, he catalogs how surveillance generates information, the control of which creates and facilitates power, and potentially fuels state domination. The antidote, he argues, is a robust information law and policy that puts the power to monitor and regulate the police squarely in the hands of citizens"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 28, 2021)
Subject Video surveillance -- Social aspects -- Northwest, Pacific -- 21st century
Wearable video devices in police work -- Northwest, Pacific -- 21st century
Police -- Northwest, Pacific -- 21st century
Social control.
Privacy, Right of.
Social Control, Formal
LAW -- Media & the Law.
Privacy, Right of
Social control
Wearable video devices in police work
Pacific Northwest
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020048859
ISBN 0520382927