Crime prevention has always been somewhat a battle that most authorities face as they try to come up with new measures to counter crime and anti-social behaviour among citizens. In order to prevent these issues, there are multiple solutions and measures that can be taken, one is installing Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in areas where there are high crime risks such as shopping malls and parking garages. The CCTV can be defined as the use of video cameras to transmit signals or images to a specific place or set of monitors, which allows close monitoring and surveillance. In the UK there are 4.2 million CCTV cameras installed. Today, CCTVs are extensively used to counter crimes and some are installed in public areas.
The article’s objective is to identify why some city governments have managed to change the corruption equilibrium while others have failed. The article achieves its objectives by analysing the example of the Hong Kong city government and its success in managing corruption in the police force. This article is significant for the intended audience, city governments, and police heads if they want to understand how they can manage corruption in the police force. It has been written in a language this is easily understandable by the intended audience, and
Although, I think the masses feel that they are. People watch television shows like America’s Most Wanted, COPs, or the First 48, and they see body-camera or actual footage of crimes/apprehensions take place. They see this type of footage and assume that things must be true! The masses see the stories being told, survivors coming forward, or family members that “were left behind” telling the stories about what happened, all while there is a dramatic reenactment of the crime happening with the voiceover. These types of television shows are seen as more credible because of the cinematic nature but also because of the “expert witnesses” they sometimes interview to discuss the crime at hand.
Rosalyn plays an important part in the movie, she has the power to ruin the whole plan is she makes one simple mistake. The film was inspired by a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FDI) sting operation, ABSCAM. While the FBI was looking for the people who have stolen a piece of art, they discovered more than what they set out to find. They were able to find criminals that were involved with fake stocks and bonds. They discovered that government officials were bribing businesses.
This trend of sensationalizing violent crime should stop. The media should also dedicate some of its attention to other types of crime and bring awareness of other issues that surround the society. Verifying reports on violent crimes is not an easy task since not all incidences of crimes are reported to the police. The police data would not always reflect the actual numbers. It is worth noting that fear of violent crime is greater today than in the past.
Furthermore, the film also showcases the mass media’s influence on the American people. Similarly, to Wag the Dog, the mass media played a big role in covering the attacks during the Clinton administration. Believing that Bill Clinton started these attacks to sway attention away from the scandal, perhaps it is not a coincidence that the media was used as it reached a lot of people and could easily swift the attention of the viewers. Moreover, Wag the Dog also portrays politicians as experts in public manipulation through mass media. While the use of media during elections is common, the use of “fake news” to cover up a sex scandal, both in the film but also in “real life”, is an arguable presumption, but one that I find to be true.
John Kampfner raises this concern in his article: “Big Brother is watching you more closely than ever: CCTV cameras, the spies in our midst”, where he emphasises the problems with the increasing amount of surveillance cameras. His point with the article is to bring awareness of the situation with CCTV cameras to the general public, so they themselves can take action. The text is built like a feature article where Kampfner tries to convince the reader of his main claim: “The march of CCTV cameras…is remorseless”. He already begins to convince the receiver of this point with a strong and provocative headline. In this way, he catches the reader’s attention and can afterward elaborate his concerns.
Such troubles continue to exist today all around the world. For instance, in the United Kingdom in recent years, in hopes to limit crime, the government has tried an approach known as situational crime prevention (SCP), an idea which focuses on creating more environments where crime is less apparent. Likewise, in many cities today, surveillance is installed which makes it more challenging for crime to take place when areas are constantly being monitored. Many businesses and homes now also have secure locks and sensitive alarms to ward off any potential crime. To some extent, these measures have reduced felonies as statistics show that the overall number of crimes committed in England and Wales has evened since the mid-1990s.
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Many cities installed CCTV cameras in their commercial hubs, streets, squares and so on. This, they believed would bring down crime rates and ensure safety of the populace. Many institutions adopted the same, without knowing that they were helping spread the electronic Panopticon. And it is a debatable topic whether CCTV cameras actually help to control crime or just records the