How Video Surveillance has Changed North American Culture

Video surveillance and security operations have become increasingly prevalent in North America. However, these practices and technologies have influenced American culture. There continues to be heated debate surrounding the complex issues of privacy and surveillance. We take a look at the ways the latest surveillance technology has been incorporated into society and the general public’s response to the visible and discreet security technologies. The transformation in technology The fast pace of life in North America has led to greater reliance on media and technology to …

Body camera technology is disrupting American law enforcement

Heightened cases of police misconduct in the U.S. have led more members of the public to consider the use of body cameras as a means of protection against police brutality. Body cameras disrupt law enforcement by making the officers more aware of their actions when engaging with civilians. One argument is that such technology can serve to decrease the numerous complaints against officials for proof of conduct recorded on film. Devices worn by police officers serve the purpose of reducing the use of force initiated …