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1 GAO United States General Accounting Office Report to Congressional Requesters September 2000 WEST NILE VIRUS OUTBREAK Lessons for Public Health Preparedness GAO/HEHS

Dental Public Health

Jul 26, 2015

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Dental Public Health Dental Public Health Introduction Topics Historical Development Dental Care Delivery in the United States around the world Financing Dental Care Legislative Initiatives Education and Promotion Target Populations Lesson Plan Program Planning Program Evaluation Oral Epidemiology Research Methods Biostatistics Evaluation of Literature and Products Careers in the Government Entreprenurial Initiatives Board Review The Prevention Movement Dental Hygiene s Relation to Dental Public Health Historical Development Dental Hygiene as Forerunner to the Prevention Movement Dr. Alfred Fones Founder of Dental Hygiene School and First Author of Dental Hygiene College Textbook Historical Development Continued Practice Settings Schools Industry Military Hospitals Professional Organizations Preventive Modalities Dental Hygiene Treatment Fluoridation Xylitol Dental Sealants Oral Cancer Exams and Tobacco Cessation Nutritional Counseling Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) Mass Education/Media Dental Care Delivery In the United States Dental Care Delivery Vehicles of Dental Care in the United States FEDERAL Departments of the Federal Government NONGOVERNMENT Private Practice Institutions, Schools Insurance-Based Models STATE Departments of State State Prisons Community Clinics, Schools Dental Public Health The oral health care and education, with an emphasis on the utilization of dental hygiene sciences, delivered to a target population Factors Affecting Dental Health Access to Care ‘ Restriction of dental hygiene services ‘ Shortage of Medicaid providers ‘ Financial Situations Insurance Medicaid ‘ Transportation Factors Affecting Dental Health, Continued SES Relation to Dental Health Dental Hygiene Sciences Increase in the Geriatric Populations Malpractice Insurance Changes Federal Influence Executive Branch System Legislation Senate and House of Representatives President and Cabinet Federal Court Executive Judicial Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service Operating Division Human Services Operating Division Public Health Service Operating Division National Institutes of Health Food and Drug Administration Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Indian Health Services Health Resources and Services Administration Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Human Services Operating Division Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Medicaid Medicare Administration for Children and Families Administration on Aging Public Health Service PHS works toward improving and advancing the health of our nation. U.S.

Surgeon General Dental Hygienists work as Public Health Officers. Other Federal Departments Influencing Dental Care Agriculture Defense Education Justice Labor State Treasury Veteran s Affairs United States Peace Corps (which is an executive branch agency) Individual State Influence State Dental Divisions Medicaid S-CHIPS Prisons Tribal Clinics Institutions Community Clinics Dental Health Care Personnel Need Demand Utilization Supply Dental Hygiene Shortages Dental Hygienist to Dentist Employment Ratio = 1:2 Dental Finance Public and Private Funding of Dental Care Historical Funding of Dental Care Patient s Responsibility The Advent of Dental Insurance Medicaid Coverage for Dental Services Today s Dental Financing Payment Methods Fee-for-Service Capitation Plans Encounter Fee Plans Barter System Fee-for-Service A dental practice sets a fee, and a patient and/or third party pays for the fee. UCR: usual, customary and reasonable fee Indemnity plans pay fee-for-service. Discounted coverage available and sliding scales for certain patients in certain clinics Capitation Method Dental Managed Care A certain amount is paid to a dental practice for a certain number of patients. Payment is received whether treatment is provided or not. Many times employees will state that they are not paid for cleanings provided; however, this is not an accurate statement. Encounter and Barter Encounters are for an arrangement paid for each visit. Barter system is used when the dental provider negotiates payment by exchanging goods and services. Insurance Plans Dental Service Corporations Health Service Corporations Preferred Providers Organizations Individual Practice Associations Capitation Programs Dental Billing ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ Claim Form ADA CDT Payment Plans Dental Credit Cards Explanation of Benefits Government Role Research Disease Prevention Disease Control Program Planning and Operation Funding for the Education of Dental Professionals Regulation Government s Role U.S.

PHS Federal Block Grants State Governments Local Governments Medicaid Title XIX State/Federal Program Your State s Medicaid Program Other State s Medicaid Program Dental Care Delivery Around the World International Dental Health Care Dental Diseases Historical Perspective Demographics and the Dental Hygienist Global Education of the Dental Hygienist The Role of the Dental Hygienist Access to Care in Other Countries International Dental Health Care, Continued Dental Public Health Programs and Campaigns Oral Health Policies Lobbying Groups International Dental Organizations International Overview Related Dental Professionals Regulation of Dental Hygienists Independent Practice Portability of Licensure Future of Dental Hygiene Legislative Initiatives Affecting Dental Hygiene Practice In the United States Issues in the United States Preceptorship/Alternative Education On-the-Job Training for Supragingival Scaling Restrictive Supervision Laws Affecting Access to Care Advanced Dental Hygiene Practitioner State Governments Legislative Executive Judicial Major Bodies of Law Common Law Statutory Law Constitutional Law Administrative Law Laws Pertaining to Dental Hygiene State Dental Hygiene Practice Act, sometimes referred to as the statute Supervision Status State Dental Board Administrative Law Governs Dental Hygienists and the Practice of Dental Hygiene Rules and Regulations Self-Regulation Supervision Types Unsupervised Independent Practice Collaborative Practice General Supervision Indirect Supervision Direct Supervision International Overview Related Dental Professionals Regulation of Dental Hygienists Independent Practice Portability of Licensure Future of Dental Hygiene Dental Health Education and Promotion Health Education Principles Five Dimensional Health Model Physical Mental Social Spiritual Emotional Dental Health Education Goal: to prevent dental diseases utilizing appropriate dental health interventions Health Education Principles Health Education: the education of health behaviors that bring an individual to a state of health awareness Health Promotion: the informing and motivating of people to adopt health behaviors Health Behavior: an action that helps prevent illness and promotes health for a population Goals of Dental Health Education Provide Effective Dental Health Education. Change Values Aimed at Improving Health. Healthy Behaviors Stages of Learning Unawareness Awareness Self-Interest Involvement Action Habit Transtheoretical Model Precontemplation Contemplation Preparation Maintenance Action Theory of Reasoned Action Attitude toward the behavior Subjective norms Perceived behavioral control Intention Behavior Social Cognitive Theory Self-Efficacy Theory Knowledge Behavior Environment Empowerment Models Participant Oriented Social Environments Motivation Motivation is the will of the individual to act. Maslow s Heirarchy of Needs Self-Actualization Need for Self-Esteem Belongingness and Love Safety Needs Physiological Needs Behavioral Conditioning Classical Conditioning Operant Conditioning Modeling Lesson Plan Development Assessment Phase Assess target populations needs interests abilities Assess resources Dental Hygiene Diagnosis Formulate Findings from Assessment into a Diagnosis. Prioritize Goals. Planning Broad Goal Formulation Specific Objectives Select Teaching Methods. Implementation Be Prepared. Effective Teacher Characteristics Evaluation Qualitative Measurement Quantitative Measurement Information Provided to Appropriate Parties Target Populations For the Practicing Hygienist Target Populations A group of individuals with similarities of some sort whether it be age, race, educational background, life situations, and/or health conditions Specific Target Populations Family Caregivers Health Care Workers Hospice Workers Persons with Medical Conditions/ Diseases Developmentally Disabled Hearing Impaired Visual Impairments School Teachers Social Workers Ages Prenatal Infancy Children Adults Older Adults Cultural Diversity The social, ethnic, and cultural elements that compose a person. Barriers to Dental Hygiene and Dental Care Age Culture Education Transportation Illiteracy No providers Social Issues Language No Finances Values Attitudes Invulnerability Education Levels Habit Lack of Faith Safety Denial of Disease Convenience Provider Conflicts Misunderstanding Fear Program Planning For the Dental Hygienist What is a dental public health program?

Educational, clinical, and referral services to a target population Preventive Programs School Fluoride Mouthrinse Programs School Dental Sealant Programs Xylitol Programs Mouthguard Programs Dental Health Educational Programs Tobacco Cessation Programs Denture Identification Programs Dental Public Health Programs Healthy Smile Program Inner City Health Center Dental Program Soroptomist Dental Project Matthew 25 Operation Smile Dental Hygiene Program Planning Paradigm Assessment Population s dental needs Demographics Facility Personnel Existing Resources Funding Dental Hygiene Program Planning Paradigm, Continued Dental Hygiene Diagnosis Prioritization of needs Formulation of diagnosis to provide goals and objectives for blueprint Methods to measure goals Blueprint Address constraints and alternatives. Planning Dental Hygiene Program Planning Paradigm, Continued Implementation Program will begin operation. Revision and changes identified and employed Measuring goals Qualitative and quantitative evaluation Ongoing revisions employed Evaluation Program Evaluation Dental Public Health Program Evaluation Program Planning ‘ Objectives Measurement of Objectives Formative Summative Evaluation Techniques Traditional Nonclinical Measurements Interviews Surveys Basic BSS Dental Indexes Clinical Methods Government s Evaluation Healthy People 2010 Objectives and Evaluation Mechanisms NOHSS Call to Action Oral Epidemiology Study of Oral Diseases Multifactorial Nature of Disease Terminology Epidemic Endemic Pandemic Disease Rates Mortality Morbidity Prevalence Incidence Etiology Surveilance Risk Factors Index Oral Epidemiology Reports Morbidity and Mortality (MMWR) Healthy People Reports Surgeon General s Report Call to Action Global Oral Data Bank Epidemiology of Oral Diseases Periodontal Diseases Tooth Loss Dental Caries Oral Cancer Cleft Lip/Palate Injury Toothaches Research In Dental Hygiene Significance of Research to Dental Hygiene Dental public health is based upon programs that have demonstrated effectiveness in achieving health for the population. Types of Research Historical Descriptive Epidemiological Survey Observational Case Studies Correlational Longitudinal Cross-sectional Retroactive Experimental (Prospective) Quasi-experimental Beginning Research Research Question Does Brand X toothpaste whiten teeth? Positive Hypothesis Brand X toothpaste does significantly whiten teeth. There is no statistically significant difference between Brand X and a placebo when comparing the whitening of teeth. Null Hypothesis Research Design Formulating a hypothesis Review of the literature Methods and materials Statistical evaluation Experimental Approaches Two group pretest/post-test designs Time series Post-test only Solomon three and four group Factorial Placebos Control groups Sampling Techniques Randomization Systematic Convenience Stratifying Informed Consent Informed Consent is part of examining the ethics of the research project as a whole. Dental Research Biostatistics Categorizing Data Discrete or Continuous Nominal Ordinal Interval Ratio Descriptive Statistics Measures of Central Tendency Mean Median Mode Measures of Dispersion Range Variance Standard Deviation The Normal Distribution Gaussian Distribution Bell-Shaped Curve Skewed Data Graphing Data Frequency Distribution Table Grouped Frequency Table Bar Graph Histogram Polygon 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr East West North Correlation Correlation Coefficients Positive Correlation Negative Correlation Strong Correlation Correlation Pearson Product Movement Correlation Coefficient Spearman Rank-Order Correlation Coefficient Statistical Decision Making Probability Type I Error Type II Error Degrees of Freedom Inferential Statistics Parametric Inferential Statistics Student t-test Analysis of Variance Nonparametric Inferential Statistics Chi Square Test Other Nonparametric Tests Interpretation of Data Statistical Significance Clinical Significance Research Results Validity: Results of the study can be inferred to the general population. Reliability: The study was conducted in a controlled manner and if repeated would lend the same results; thus, the study is reproducible.

Evaluation of Scientific Literature and Dental Products Regulation of Dental Care Products Food and Drug Administration American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance Dental Hygienist s Role Critical consumer Patient education Awareness of advertising techniques Evaluation of Scientific Literature Introduction Purpose Research Design Sample Selection Product Usage Examiners Statistical Significance Results Careers in Dental Public Health Positions for the RDH U.S.

PHS VA Hospitals Federal Prisons Military Base Clinics Other Agencies United States RDH Positions Commissioned Officer Positions Civil Service Positions National Health Service Corps Other Options Independent Contractor Employee of Dental Staffing Agency Student Opportunities COSTEP Strategies for Creating Dental Hygiene Positions In Dental Public Health Settings Populations Homebound Institutionalized Populations with Disabilities Rural Area Residents Population with Dental Phobias Populations faced with Language or Cultural Barriers Patients without Financing Proposed Plan for Action Dental Hygiene Program Planning Paradigm Assessment Dental Hygiene Diagnosis Planning Implementation Evaluation Practice Management Issues Patient tracking Appointment scheduling Practice promotion Collection of fees Proposal Development and Presentation Introduction Significance of Position Blueprint of the Operational Program Conclusion Contracts Teaching Strategies Dental Public Health Review Community Health/Research Principles Promoting health and preventing disease within groups Participating in community programs Analyzing scientific information, utilizing statistical concepts, and applying research results Dental Public Health: Contemporary Practice for the Dental Hygienist: The Dental Hygienist is the Premier Dental Public Health Provider.

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Public Surveillance Unit

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The Public Surveillance Unit or PSU is a fictional institution in the Judge Dredd comic strip in 2000 AD. It was introduced in progs (issues) 954 and 959 (1995). Notable PSU characters in the comic strip are Judge Niles, its chief, and Judge Roffman, who frequently assists Judge Dredd in surveillance, espionage and tracking criminals. Former PSU-chief Judge Edgar was also a recurring character and a rival of Dredd.

Overview

PSU is an organisation within the Justice Department of Mega-City One. It is responsible for monitoring every activity of every one of the millions of citizens who inhabit the city. The whole city is full of surveillance cameras which automatically record and log every sighting of each citizen on the PSU computers locations, dates and times, and associates. PSU also records every credit card transaction and every purchase anybody makes. They also keep fingerprints and DNA records. This information is used to build up detailed files on every individual in the city, updated throughout their lifetimes.

It is normally used for solving crimes, but can also be used to keep dissidents under control and to keep an eye on democracy activists.1

PSU has its headquarters inside the Statue of Judgement.2 It also has staff at section houses across the city.

In 2134, the terrorist group Total War destroyed the Statue of Judgement in a missile attack, wiping out most of the unit and disabling its functions. Justice Department had grown too reliant on PSU by this point: the sudden loss of it meant they were crippled in the pursuit of a Soviet plot and that criminals in every sector ran amok. A senior judge went as far as to say “we might as well pack up and hand the city over to the Sovs”.3 The remnants of PSU were merged into the new Undercover Operations Division.4

Heads of PSU

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GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC VIDEO SURVEILLANCE

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Are video surveillance cameras in public places a good idea?

  • Do you want to ensure your safety in public? We can make that possible, along with protecting your property, and preventing crimes, with surveillance cameras. Surveillance cameras are very helpful in today’s world.
    I think we should have surveillance cameras in public places because they ensure public safety. Rarely will anyone attempt to harm you when they know their actions are being recorded on camera. Cameras keep you and your personal property safe. The police can identify criminals recorded with cameras. Through surveillance cameras, the police can both prevent crimes from happening and can quickly solve criminal cases with material evidence.
    In addition, surveillance cameras protect against property theft, and vandalism. It is very difficult to get away with stealing something if there are cameras filming you. Surveillance cameras protect personal property.
    Furthermore, surveillance cameras prevent crime.

    No one will want to attempt a crime. The cameras record almost everything on tape. Therefore, the thief will often get caught. Surveillance cameras will catch the thief before, or during the process of committing the crime. If no one is aware of the crime until after it has been committed, the surveillance footage is always a crucial piece of evidence during a police investigation. Surveillance cameras have, and will prevent many crimes.
    Some people may say that we should not have surveillance cameras in public places. They claim that they invade privacy. That is false. Why be out in public if you want privacy?

    Just stay at home. Surveillance cameras are meant to keep you and other property safe, not to stalk you.
    We should have surveillance cameras in public places. People that do not agree, should not go out in public. Cameras are there not to invade a person’s privacy but to protect the public by deterring criminal activity and by providing material evidence when a crime has been caught on film. That is why we should have surveillance cameras in public places.

  • If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about.

    When you’re in a public space, you’re in the eye of the public. So what’s the difference in being watched by a closed circuit TV camera? Even if you were caught picking your nose the police aren’t going to arrest you for that and no surveillance officer is going put it on national television.

  • Why NOT (IN PUBLIC ONLY)?!

    First of all, there is no doubt that the video surveillance cameras in PUBLIC can prevent lots of crimes. Some people point out about the privacy and liberties! That does not make any sense.

    I mean what kind of privacy do you want to get in public. Some people said “it’s useless”, and my question is: at least it not going to hurt anyone.

  • Video cameras in public are a good idea because they deter people from committing crime.

    Having video surveillance cameras placed in public places is a good idea because people are less likely to commit crimes in the area if they know they’re going to be being filmed the whole time. Things like shoplifting hardly seem worth it when pitted against the possibility of going to jail.

    Posted by: TwoVic

  • Having a video surveillance in a public place is a good idea because it can see things that we may not always catch.

    When a crime happens it may be a good idea to have it on tape. The criminal can be apprehended quickly and there wont be an issue finding them as much as there is without. Especially in abduction cases a video would be a great way of tracking down a person quickly and maybe preventing a death.

    Posted by: B3rkIffy

  • We should have surveillance cameras

    Why not? if something were to happen, they could figure it out because it was caught on camera. If you have nothing to hide whats wrong with cameras watching you? Having cameras in public places make people feel safe. if people know that there are cameras around they will most likely not do anything stupid.

  • It is called PUBLIC.

    When we go into public anyone can see you.

    If you try to break the law, most likely you will get caught. If you are not a criminal you have nothing to worry about. I definitely think we should have cameras. The government could find criminals easier. If you are a criminal then you have something to worry about.

  • the effect on the criminals

    It pushes the criminals to the danger zone, where they will not be able to have the courage to invade others. That again will help to decrease crime rate.
    Some may say this invades our privacy, bu the fact that most of these security cameras are placed in public places completely dissproves the that.

  • Video surveillance cameras can be used by law enforcement to stop crime and in the extreme, help prevent a terrorist attack.

    Video surveillance cameras should not be considered an invasion of privacy. By their very nature, video surveillance cameras are placed in public areas with large numbers of people. No one should have expectations of privacy in public places with large numbers of people around. The cameras can be used to prevent crime or used as evidence in trials for crimes that are committed.

    Posted by: ddeathnote

  • I believe video surveillance cameras in public places are a good idea as they can help to deter crime.

    Video surveillance cameras are beneficial in public places as it means people are less likely to commit a criminal offence as there is a higher likelihood that they will be caught. People feel safer in the knowledge that a potential mugger or attacker will be put of by the presence of a camera. Cameras now have the ability to zoom in to reveal someone’s identity which can be beneficial to crime prevention when used in the correct way.

    Posted by: J Navarro 62

  • Provided the place has no reasonable expectation of privacy, CCTV cameras are fine.

    In places where there isn’t a reasonable expectation of privacy, the benefits of CCTV cameras generally outweigh the detriments. The first and most obvious benefit is that criminal offenders can be identified and caught. Other benefits include the monitoring of traffic patterns and gathering evidence for traffic accidents. There would need to be rules, however, to prevent misuse of the cameras to stifle legitimate expression, such as protests.

    Posted by: 54uIIan

  • Video surveillance cameras would decrease crime.

    In addition to decreasing crime, video surveillance cameras would also make it easier to catch criminals. The public should have no expectation of privacy in a public place so no laws would be broken. Video cameras would make people feel safer. It would also make business owners feel more confident. The only people that would be negatively affected by video surveillance would be people who are doing something wrong.

    Posted by: VasilBuddy

  • Unfortunately, in today’s society these cameras are needed to deter criminal activity.

    Unfortunately, in today’s society, it is necessary to try many means to deter crime. Surveillance cameras can often help law enforcement identify the person who committed a crime and perhaps an arrest can be made and, hopefully, keep this person off the street so that he cannot commit another crime, at least while he is incarcerated! Under certain circumstances, these cameras can be an aid in stopping a crime before it happens.

    Posted by: R0d0Ferdy

  • Video surveillance cameras in public places have proved to be valuable in areas of crime and violent weather.

    Video surveillance cameras in public places are a great idea. We’ve already seen them used for crimes of kidnapping, car accidents and hurricanes and tornadoes. They are not an invasion of privacy because there is no privacy in public. These cameras can also be used to prevent criminal activity in high crime areas. We’ve seen so many shows of people ‘caught on tape’ that we are accustomed to seeing cameras everywhere.

    Posted by: R33Just

  • Security cameras offer safety and protection to the public

    I believe that security cameras offer much more in safety than they do as a privacy hindrance. I don’t do things in public places I wouldn’t want anybody else to see anyways. I would rather have the security and assurance that there is a third eye over my shoulder making sure everything’s alright

    Posted by: SaundM0vi3

  • I support public surveillance cameras as it is a deterrent for criminal activity.

    The only valid reason one could be opposed to public surveillance cameras is if he is wanting something to not be seen. It is a public area, so nothing with that need of privacy should be going on as it is.

    On the other hand, if someone is doing something wrong and it is caught on video, not only can it be used to punish the person(s) involved, it can also be a warning to other criminals that they too can be caught very easily if they move their violence to the streets.

    Posted by: Z Frye

  • It doesn’t violate rights.

    If the government was concerned with what the average Joe was doing at every single turn. We’d know about it by now but that’s not the point. Make a decision do you want to be safe at the expense of being on a security reel that will be thrown out after a month or do you want to take your family to a place that has no security cameras, with the potential of them being the victim of a crime and the perpetrator never being caught? Do you want your right to safety or your right to be a nameless and insignificant person on a destined to be disposed security reel?

  • Protecting the law abiding!

    Being captured on CCTV footage will never result in an individual being charged with a crime unless they have committed a crime. The only people who have anything to fear from being filmed in this way are those whom law abiding citizens would be keen to be held accountable for their actions. If this crime detection tool results in those who infringe on our liberty to walk home without fear at night or have our children play in the local park without being harassed by unsavory characters or even lets us make a withdrawal at the ATM without constantly looking over our shoulders suspiciously, then let there be more of them to help police clean up our streets.

  • They Deter Crime

    Cameras in public places send a signal to would be criminals that their actions are going to be documented. There are legal issues about privacy that will require a sorting out in court. While they will not stop a determined, or insane actor from his or her purpose, they will frustrate the those that would have the ability to conjure a second thought about the commission of an act before actually doing it. Secondly those that do act stand a far greater chance of being caught and their chances of doing a similar act again are going to be reduced, given that most crime is conducted by repeat offenders.

    I have but one caveat to such an issue that raises a technology element to the arena of fundamental rights: Cameras should also be placed in the all committee rooms. The offices of elected officials and the cloak rooms of legislative bodies. Even if they would have some restriction of a year before being viewable by the public, perhaps those elected would also have cause to consider their words and actions. What is good for the goose is good for the gander.

  • We should have surveillance cameras

    Why not? If something were to happen, they could figure it out because it was caught on camera. If you have nothing to hide, what’s wrong with cameras watching you? Having cameras in public places makes people feel safe. If people know that there are cameras around they will most likely not do anything stupid.

  • Why not?

    If you wouldn’t do it on camera, don’t do it in public! If you’re not doing anything wrong, why would you care that they were there? It’s only if you have something to hide that you would feel uneasy/paranoid/worried about what was being recorded. If you have nothing to hide, video surveillance should enhance how safe you feel.

  • Video surveillance in public places is a great idea, because it lets the bystanders have a sense of security.

    I believe that video surveillance cameras are a great idea in all public places because it would create a sense of security for the people walking around and exploring the world. As long as it is in public areas, it would have no sense of invasion of privacy because the places are often filled with different people. It would be a good idea to see who travels down the public places in case an emergency breaks out, the person who committed the crime can be caught with the cameras.

    Posted by: N34rIyGaIv

  • Video cameras are going to help us gain more security and help us see what happens on the street daily.

    There are already people in the streets that’s why they are “public places” so what is the difference of putting a mechanical person there that can not move but watch the streets for the whole day and see what is happening and if there is anyone doing anything wrong such as stealing or mugging people they will catch them and find who committed the crime.

  • Surveillance cameras should be installed in public places

    It is beneficial to stopping crime, lots of crimes happen everyday and there should be more surveillance cameras in the public. Money can be pricey but we can get supporters for surveillance cameras in the public to donate money. And how is privacy violated?

    It’s not like the government is going to install surveillance cameras in the restroom. This question we are all arguing about is talking about installing surveillance cameras in PUBLIC PLACES. So there fore there is no privacy invaded.

  • Of Course Public Surveillance in public places is a good idea

    I think that every town and city across the united states should provide public surveillance to keep their citizens safe. Plus it would help deter crimes and what not. Cameras help the police with their public safety. Cameras also protect against property theft, and vandalism. It would be very hard for anyone to get away with committing a crime with the use of cameras.

  • Of course, nothing wrong with it.

    It is a public place, if you don’t feel right about doing something with a video camera watching you then most likely you shouldn’t be doing that in the first place. It just helps prevent people come committing crimes and it helps to resolve muggings and assaults in public places.

  • Public cameras watching you

    Why not. Public places are public.

    You can have no expectation of privacy. They suppress crime and are helpful when a child is snatched. Already there are cameras in stores and casinos, public cameras are just an extension of that. What is it that you intend to do in public that you don’t want recorded?

  • yes to cameras.

    Absoloutely good idea for safety reasons especially when children are out playing, it dosnt invade ones privacy at all, i dont care if they are on every street corner if im doing nothing wrong or illegal then why would i be bothered? You have to question the ones that oppose it? If they are doing nothing wrong then what is their problem, i think certainly out in public then yes have cctv, it helps in catching the destroyers of life, and there are plenty of those in the world so that alone is a good enough reason to have cameras everywhere, if we lived in a perfect world we wouldnt need cameras or police or soldiers etc but unfortunately we dont live in a perfect world and there are predators around every corner….So yes yes yes to cctv!

  • Surveillance Cameras Aid in Identifying Criminals

    If there were no surveillance cameras in the streets of Boston, the Boston Marathon Bombers would not have been caught and punished for their horrible crimes against humanity. Cameras in high traffic ares help catch people speeding or going through red lights. Also, with the camera being there and the threat of the being caught, it has been proven that less crimes are committed.

  • Video Surveillance Cameras = Safety

    If we were to never have had surveillance cameras, we may have never caught the suspects in the Boston Bombing. Just imagine if we didn’t have the public surveillance cameras – we may have never seen who the two brothers were and when/where they set the bombs down.

    And how.

  • Surveillance Cameras prevent crime.

    Unfortunately, the Boston Marathon incident was a severe incident, but it proves one thing. How did the police catch the two brothers responsible for this mess? Surveillance cameras. Who knows how much damage the two could have done without surveillance cameras? You might try to argue, but don t you think that over 200 people injured or killed is enough?

  • Can Stop Criminal Behavior

    Surveillance cameras can help stop criminal activity! With these new cameras around, the police will be able to stop a crime very quickly. They could see who is committing the crime and where it is and get there very quickly. I support the idea of having surveillance cameras in the city.

  • Absolutely the government should ban surveillance cams!

    It would cut down on the amount of crimes that people commit each year. For example in the Boston marathon bombing the FBI figured out who did it by a department store video cam and they saw the guy place the bag down. If the government put out cams they would have no need to look on the department stores video feed. They could use their own!

  • Safety is Logical

    If someone were to rob me in daylight, I would hope that a surveillance camera was there to identify that person. Crimes have been easier to solve with surveillance evidence. Inside homes or bathrooms are another thing, but those are not public places, therefore PUBLIC surveillance cameras should not and could not be there.

  • CCTV footage makes people feel safer

    People feel safer if there will be footage that backs up their claims. Essentially those who are against are more likely to be the people who will be caught, i.E., “if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear. These camera’s are not going to be pointed directly into your homes, they are out in public area’s to protect those who want to go out and live, rather than worrying about the fact that others might see you. They also act as a deterrent to criminals as well as proof of footage.

  • Prevention is better than cure

    Wanting privacy in public is not realistic and practical. People asking for that do not know the difference between the two. Secondly, the very people not wanting such surveillance will be the first ones thanking its usefulness if something bad was to happen to them or their dear ones. Imagine if police prevented a kidnapping by picking up lurking criminal by being proactively using this technology and that park happened to the one where your kid played; would you still ask for privacy and fight the use of CCTV or will thank government for stopping a crime before it happened? If you want to maintain your privacy, stay home!

  • Helps find criminals later

    After all, to stop crime, we have to find the criminals. Security cameras record the event, so we can check out who the bad guy really is. People say it’s a invasion of privacy, but think about it. You worry about a few people behind the security camera, but when you go to a shopping center, you get looked at by hundreds of people.

  • Camera’s is a must.

    Mainly because of lowlifes in cars who see someone walking along, they stop the car and throw something at them and/or shout and verbally abuse them then cowardly drive off. People like that are sick and should be punished but they can get away with it with no camera’s around. And of course for the even worse types who drive dangerously, run someone over from dangerous driving etc… I find drivers in general annoying, ever get the one’s who see you’re crossing the road from about 15 yards away and they think they can piss you off by going faster to try and scare you? You know you’ll make it across the road before they get there and so do they but they’re just full on lowlife scumbags for even resorting to that immature behaviour just for a kick.

    There should be camera’s everywhere, there’s too many idiots around unfortunately and they should all be punished, if they’re crime was too quick for the victim to get a good enough description of them then camera’s are the only other hope of getting these badly brought up losers where they belong in prison.

  • CCTV in public places are not an invasion of privacy

    It would be an invasion of privacy if it were surveillance cameras within people’s homes. However when we are talking about CCTV in public places, there’s a difference. By going out in public, an individual is surrendering his/her privacy, it cannot be said that monitoring what someone does outside their private residence etc. Is an invasion of their privacy.

  • School Debate Project

    I’ve been researching the pros and cons of school surveillance cameras and, from the information I’ve found, pro is the obvious winner. Many acts of violence, bullying, drugs, and vandalism could be prevented by the presence of surveillance cameras. Even if they can’t be stopped, the criminal can be persecuted as the principal or teacher sees fit because they’re face can be seen and detected on the cameras’ footage. A lot of people say that they’re an invasion of privacy but if they’re not placed in locker rooms or bathrooms they’re not that invasive. If you’re not doing anything wrong, and you don’t have anything to hide, you really don’t have anything to worry about. Overall, the presence of surveillance cameras will benefit schools greatly.

  • You need to sacrifice some privacy to gain it.

    1) They are watched by people who are either qualified law enforcers or are recorded but not watched constantly
    2) They are respectful of human rights as they protect our civil liberties due to allowing criminals to be tracked, therefore are not only stopping people who take our human rights completely away (ie criminals) but give a fair trial at court.

    Video evidence is very convincing.
    3) They are confined to The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act that states that surveillance can be used so long as they are in the interest of public safety and regulates how they are used. If people use them for voyeurism or indecent invasion of privacy they will be caught.
    Do not always think that privacy is straight forward. Sometimes you need to break privacy to gain it.

  • I think it is good idea

    I my opinion this idea is pretty good because the advantages are very important even for our normal life. If we carefully see this idea from different sides, we would understand that security depends on these camera. On other hand, people who disagree with that, because of their privacy, I think this reason doesn’t make sense comparing with people safety and security. If we gained a good result from the camera for, we will have strong security underground. For instant, security may find the criminal from the recording of the surveillance cameras, also they may stop the crime before it happens. In order to have a secure society, we should think deeply about all benefits of these surveillance cameras.

  • I think it is good idea

    In my opinion this idea is pretty good because the advantages are very important even for our normal life. If we carefully see this idea from different sides, we would understand that security depends on these cameras.

    On other hand, people who disagree with that, because of their privacy, I think this reason doesn’t make sense comparing people’s safety and security. If we gained a good result from the camera, we will have strong security underground. For instant, security may find the criminal from the recording of the surveillance cameras, also they may stop the crime before it happens. In order to have a secure society, we should think deeply about all benefits of these surveillance cameras.

  • A good deterrant

    You should have the right to know who’s doing what in front of your house after hours. It’s a good deterrant from doing the small things like egging someone or TPing someone, and will make it less likely that bigger things like car theft or robbery would happen.

  • Your wrong

    People say that the man got killed but with those surveillancecams i bet they caught that criminal. you wouldnt like it if someone stole something of your and all you want is that man behind bars and your stuff back youll get your stuff back with surveillance cams. All you need to do is have some cameras and you will be avenged.

  • Yes is should

    Originially before CCTV and other cameras were made, a lot of crimes and muggings were not caught. Some say it is an infringment of freedom but that is also saying that the Police and upper Justice is corrupted. Though yes, hackers can use it maliciously, it can also be detected.

  • It will protect the general population and hold incrimininating evidence against the criminal.

    Putting surveillance cameras in public places and the Internet will protect businesses and citizens from robbers or stalkers. Having this incriminating evidence can have a criminal brought to justice. Some may argue that they need their privacy, but this wouldn’t be an “invasion” of private property, only surveillance in public areas.

  • People can be caught killing someone, stealing merchandise, and wrecking a stolen car. They aren’t always this amazing, but they are important especially to catch theives.

    I have seen many shows on how people die, and the last picture/video of them alive was on a public security camera. I am not asking you to put cameras in bathrooms or in security cameras. That is way over the limit. They are important, and very cheap depending on what you buy.

    Dome cameras (best in my opinion) cost as little as 60$

  • yes

    Due to advancement of technology, these cameras come in small sizes which can be secretly installed leaving them unnoticeable by large mass. Therefore, by getting unnoticeable they record the happenings of the area which can be later used to detect the culprit of any crime taking place. There also some spy cameras which can be installed to record the happenings for a long period of time.

  • Advancement of Technology

    Due to advancement of technology, these cameras come in small sizes which can be secretly installed leaving them unnoticeable by large mass. Therefore, by getting unnoticeable they record the happenings of the area which can be later used to detect the culprit of any crime taking place. There also some spy cameras which can be installed to record the happenings for a long period of time.

  • It helps!

    Some people don’t know that they are being watched. they are less likely to get out of the store with the merchandise when there is someone who is watching. The cameras can also be helpful when finding the person that stole the object. they can even show who is stolen the object to the police.

  • Providing they are monitored

    If they are used, then they need to be monitored. This would thus provide employment. If local business owners help fund this (seeing as it would benefit them by protecting their companies and employees) then it would reduce the strain on the taxpayer. As well as this, it would quicken the time taken to arrest and convict criminals as hard evidence can be produced. It should also be made to be as environmentally friendly as possible.

  • VIDEO SURVEILLANCE IS GOOD!!!!

    If you’re not doing anything wrong, why would you care that they were there? It’s only if you have something to hide that you would feel uneasy/paranoid/worried about what was being recorded. If you have nothing to hide, video surveillance should enhance how safe you feel.

  • Just think what would happen without surveillance.

    Many criminals would escape without punishment to return another day, suspicious characters would be more likely to advance into Criminal, and without the knowledge of being watched things like the five finger discount would increase and the economy would once again tip off because so much would be free to one person and outrageously expensive to others.

  • I do believe it’s a great idea if……

    I am employed..well was employed rather, at a diner. I had 100 dollars stolen from my wallet which was inside a zipped up purse. My ex-employer has video cameras everywhere. One of them even points right at the purses which is near the till. I asked my boss to review the tape for me. Not once did I accuse anyone of theft. My boss said she fast forwarded through the tape and saw at many points my fellow co-worker and I went to our purses. (ie: cellphone check and smoke breaks). I explained that this unfortunately made be believe that it was possibly my co-worker.

    She then agreed that we could review the tape together at a slower speed and during my break times on the day in question, as I felt the money was taken then. She called me early the day of the meeting and said she accidently erased the tape. She said it would cost alot but she could possibly retrieve it. I just got back from reviewing the tape. First off, the tape was dated on the 5th. The incident was on the 4th. Secondly, at one point the tape said 8:00 am. I was serving a customer that I knew from a previous job. I was shocked when I saw this because I was on my break from 7:58-8:08 (I can prove this from phone logs in my cell) The above customer wasnt in the restaurant in the morning.

    He came in at 11:30 and had a tea,clubhouse sandwich and soup. He sat with an elderly gentleman. This I know because they were talking in the parking lot when I got off work. So in conclusion, surveillance is useful if they are 100% tamperproof.

  • I agree that surveillance cameras in public places are a good idea, because they are both a deterrent, and a way for police to catch criminals.

    For example, at almost every traffic light, there are cameras. This has provided great punitive utility, as people that hit pedestrians, cause accidents, or drive recklessly have been spotted, and later arrested. Also, cameras near parking lots have spotted kidnappings, murders, and countless other crimes. I wish it were not so, but public surveillance cameras are beneficial and necessary in this violent society.

    Posted by: DevilishMason95

  • I believe that video surveillance cameras in public places provide safety and help give a sense of security.

    I believe that video surveillance cameras in public places are a good thing. These cameras provide safety to those in the area, and they also help deter criminals. Aside from the deterrence, they help in providing evidence for trials and make prosecutions easier. They help in giving an extra advantage to the police and security teams that patrol the areas, and I believe they give citizens extra peace of mind and feeling of safety.

    Posted by: SilentIgnacio

  • YES

    I do believe they should be used. They stop crime from happening, help your own safety whether it be from crime or from accident seeing as the person monitoring the screen can see if u are in one, it also helps catch criminals. If you are worried about invasion of PRIVACY, don’t be! its not an invasion of PRIVACY if you are in a PUBLIC area.

  • Saftey comes first.

    If someone you cared about were the victim of a crime i think you would defintely sleep better at night knowing that thankfully for video surveillance in public places the criminal was caught and identified on camera. I think this is a great idea.

  • Yes, because they do reduce crime.

    Knowing that there may be hidden video surveillance cameras in public places would cause most people to think twice before trying to pickpocket, harass, or mug someone. Thus, it would reduce the crime rate. Also, the majority of the people would have peace of mind knowing that the cameras are there for their safety.

    Posted by: FeIBuddy

  • Banks, ATM stations and convenience stores are good places for video surveillance cameras to help deter crime and to catch robbers.

    When a person is thinking about committing a crime, a video camera may deter them and if it doesn’t, the footage will certainly help the police identify suspects.

    Posted by: R4v4g3rPavI

  • I believe that the protection of the cameras outweigh the risk to privacy.

    If I were ever a victim of a crime in a public place I would be thankful for a camera to film it all. It would make catching the person who did something to me easier. It would also deter criminals from committing future crimes. No one would want to be on film robbing or raping another person.

    Posted by: R3gg43Mark

  • Unfortunately in these days and times, video surveillance cameras are necessary – even in public places.

    In the current day and time of potential acts of terrorism and other crimes, public video surveillance cameras are a necessary tool for the protection of people, places, and businesses. In addition, these types of devices are greatly needed in schools to protect children from various dangers, including kidnappers and pedophiles. So, while the concept of surveillance cameras may not be popular, most should agree that they are very necessary in the society we live in today.

    Posted by: Quibarce

  • I agree to have video surveillance cameras in public places, because they will help in preventing, detecting and analyzing various untoward incidents like terror attacks.

    In the year 2008, India’s financial capital Mumbai was attacked by Terrorist. The main suspect, Ajmal Kasab, was identified by footage recorded in a CCTV camera. By this we can understand that having surveillance cameras in public places is vital for safety. In public gatherings, video camera’s help in monitoring crowds and identifying problems. It also creates sense of protection for the public because of constant vigilance provided by the police.

    Posted by: C3II0Good

  • Video surveillance cameras have been helpful to police in identifying criminals.

    I don’t think there is anything wrong with having surveillance cameras in public places. If an area is open to the public, you expect that people will be able to see you, and you have nothing to worry about if you’re not committing a crime. The only public places that should not have cameras would be bathrooms or dressing rooms because people expect privacy in those areas.

    Posted by: N Schroeder 60

  • Sometimes cameras can be good to use to distribute violence and catch people doing crimes.

    If you are in public and are with children and in a neighborhood where you would think crime may happen, you may want to try and protect them. A camera can add security and can attribute to finding answers when you think your children or anyone have been kidnapped, abused, etc.

    Posted by: waffletime

  • I support the use of surveillance cameras in public places as a way to deter criminal acts and to protect the public

    The installation of surveillance is an excellent way to stop crime in public places such as downtown, in front of banks, parking garages and university campuses. If a criminal is aware of the possibility that their actions may be caught on film I believe they will be less likely to commit a crime. The news media is very willing to give air time to footage of crimes in progress. They have been very successful in tracking down perpetrators who are recognized by friends, associates and family. The addition of a reward for information leading to their capture is even more effective.

    Posted by: R3n5God2iIIa

  • It is pretigious issue to inert cameras at public places

    According to my theory cameras are not just to protect or guard cameras in public places public properties but also it help us to reduce crime.It is very necessary for inserting cameras in big cities especially.We all know that big cities are the hub of crimes, if camera are inserted over there then criminals would think twice before taking any unfavourable action against anyone,they would be caught there and then only with proofs.It will be a big help to those who come late at night home speacially the girls due to any reason there will be less chances to be the victims of any mis-happenings ending with my support in favour of cctv cameras at public places I would like to give rest to my talks and hope you liked it.You can subscribe my chanell www.no.thoughts.org THANK YOU……(:

  • It is very much important in need especially in big cities

    In big cities crime is like an everyday issue.With the help of cctv cameras criminals will think twice before doing any misdeed.It will be a great help for police to find the criminals as they would be caught in the camera.Today in all over the world it necessary to place cctv cameras for the protection of citizens and for the protection of the public properties.Ending with it thanks a lot. If you liked my views login to my website www. number1thought 187.Com

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    Because if we did not have them then not as many criminals burgulars and others would be caught for bad things and it can also be that someone is hurt and they are by a camera and get spotted then they could get help alot quicker then if there was no security camera

  • Cameras protect us

    Cameras deter criminals, protect property and makes people feel safer. Surveillance cameras protect against larceny and vandalism. The police can use cameras to prevent crimes from happening. The police can detect offenders recorded with cameras. Surveillance is not a violation of our liberties, it is an efficient way of stopping crime.

  • What would we do or where would we be if we didnt have surveillance?????!!

    As we all know close surveillance is needed everywhere in brinton. If we didnt have this close surveillance everywhere, our whole country would be in complete disaster and everyone in danger the whole of the time. It is used for so many things and cases in the world. Just so useful. Of course criminals dont like this but thats because they dont want to be caught!! This is the whole point of surveillance!!:)

  • We don’t have anything to hide

    If you are really against surveillance cameras then that means that you have something to hide. Yes surveillance cameras will take away our privacy but it will also take away the privacy of those trying to hurt people or doing something illegal. The question is would you sacrifice some privacy to insure your safety?

  • Why we should install surveillance cameras

    Installing cameras in public places is a good way to help prevent many crimes from happening and ensue public safety. Cameras help us stay ahead of the enemies that want to destroy our country for what it represents and kill us, by installing cameras we can prevent people from getting hurt and help them feel safe in their community.I personally feel that being and knowing that I’m safe is better than my privacy being invaded while I’m in public.

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  • They help prevent similar crimes happening.

    Say someone was shoplifting and the cameras didn’t see the face, people checking the recordings could find out how the crime was carried out and prevent it happening again from the same culprit or other culprits. This allows people to defend against crimes. If we can find out how someone got away with shoplifting we could find ways to prevent people doing it the same way and ultimately making it near impossible to commit a crime.

  • How can you be private in public

    How can you private in public. It’s called public for a reason and people see you do crimes but with security cameras even more will see. As well as if criminals get away in a get-away car people most likely won’t see the plates but security cameras can with slow motion, instant replay and freeze

  • YES yes yes

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  • It works in Japan

    I lived in Japan for almost 3 years and cameras are everywhere. People know they’re possibly being watched and behave accordingly. It’s not a cure-all but is at least a step in the right direction. Can it be abused by the government? Of course it can.

    Just as nearly anything can. In the end it’s a better deterrent for now than any government abuse. Currently, the oppression of the violent far outweighs any other oppression.

  • Yes they are helpful

    It will help us and the community to know what is happening and if crimes happen we have footage of the crime and scene and can figure out answers and helps security like on airplanes and downtown areas and concerts with big public places and special events like marathons and such so yes

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  • Privacy has its disadvantages.

    We need surveillance cameras because without them, that same robber who robbed three stores would still be running free. Yes, I know we all want privacy but everything kept private is not a good idea. Some things need to be seen so no one gets hurt. An I think you all know what I mean by that.

  • It just helps!

    You don’t want crime, do you? Even if it doesn’t save lives, it still would help the court case to find and punish the murderer. Every day, quality and timing improves so this is partly a problem of time as technology takes time to develop. One day, it might be you or a close family member who is saved from this technology or at least needs this evidence for a court case or other.
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  • It’s not invading your privacy

    If you have nothing to hide you should not be worried about surveillance cameras, also they are public. Which means they are not in your home and they are out in in the public to protect and watch over those in public. The surveillance cameras can be hidden so no criminal can see it and will not be able to tamper with it so it may watch over the public.

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  • People can’t be trusted.

    Some people in law enforcement might lie about what they saw if the person was close to them, cameras can’t lie. Also lets say the officer gets attached or vice versa, the camera could see it and the criminal or officer could not lie, there’s evidence against the lie. And if there is no one as a witness for a crime and the people said they were sitting on a bench in the park they can prove it.

  • I think they should not have surveillance cameras in pubic places .

    I say that because the police even will hear every thing you say and they get in everyone business and who knows nets they will be in public bathrooms even your own house the could even see in you bedroom its a invaded of privacy and it is a waste of money and don’t we have are freedom .

  • Yes they should be able to.

    Crimes are caught more if they are caught on film. If they didn’t have cameras and someone was sitting on a bench in New York and someone came up and took there phone you would not be able to tell who it was and how to get them. If we did you would be able to find the person faster.

  • Surveillance cameras are a very good idea.

    I don’t see any problem with surveillance cameras. It’s not like the government is going to sit and watch you, they have better things to do. If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about. Also, you’re already in public so you don’t have much privacy anyways. Cameras can help police solve cases and lower the number of crimes.

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  • Make public extremely public for the sake of safety

    It’s time to surrender some privacy for the sake of public safety. The only way we can combat Terrorism is by engaging the public to help police public areas. Imagine a world where instead the chance of an encounter with another pedestrian in a public corner, you might be watched via live stream on the internet by 1000 + viewers at any given moment. Imagine a world where buying building materials, fertilizer, gasoline or any one of the 100+ materials that could be used to make a bomb with cash would no longer be permitted.

    We need smarter systems and full community participation to stay safe now. It will become evidently clear we will not have a choice.

  • We need prevention

    I believe this as people can be caught if they have done a crime or if they have done anything wrong. The recording tape will have all the footage of what problem has gone wrong and what are the actions and consequences of the actions someone may or may not have done.

  • Robbes or privacy think about it

    It’s simple do you want someone to rob you and your family so yeah think about it you don’t want anyone to cause harm to you or any other person and would you rather have police that are trained see you picking your nose or get robbed by someone. Just saying THINK

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  • I completely agree with all the yeses

    Also think about putting them around schools! We can detect shootings or other criminal things. With all the shootings in schools happening imagine with a camera we would be able to detect that easily and no one could get hurt. I like feeling safe in my school o cameras should be a yes. I don’t think they are gonna put cameras in changing rooms or bathrooms!?

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  • I believe cameras can reduce crime and make us feel safer.

    I think cameras can help deter crime, (maybe even stop crimes when they’re happening), and also bring justice by providing evidence. If you do nothing wrong, you have nothing to worry about the cameras. Cameras in public places should not be a problem (it’s nothing like 1984 in which people had cameras in their home!) I wish there were more cameras in France so I would feel safe, I live in a very risky neighborhood, in the suburb of Paris.

  • Mom records me in the bathroom but idc

    Makes no sense its not like i do anyting wrong like i just chill in the bathroom and go poo and nothing wrong is even happening so i dont really care whether or not because my mom is mean but it makes a lot of sense why they are there so people dont do bad tings in bathroom

  • Role of CCTV Cameras: Public, privacy, protection

    If we use surveillance cameras in our town, we can most likely prevent something from happening. Either a robbery or a hit – and – run, etc. etc. we can stop it or catch it on time. Cameras can help us more than you think or know.

    Why do you think there are cameras everywhere and at every store? They are to help us be safe.

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  • You can catch a thief

    Video surveillance cameras zoom in on humans bodies and look at every detail. They can recognize your age, sex, and ethnicity. They can also look at your car’s license plate to see what car you have and to hunt it down. That is why and how I think cameras are good for stores because it can catch a thief.

  • We feel like criminals.

    Why do I have to feel like a criminal? I think most of us feel like they are doing something wrong because the suveillance cameras are looking always at them. I think we need privacy to make our lives comfortable and private so no one will know about our lives.

  • We feel like criminals.

    Why do I have to feel like a criminal? I think most of us feel like they are doing something wrong because the suveillance cameras are looking always at them. I think we need privacy to make our lives comfortable and private so no one will know about our lives.

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  • What’s wrong with having them?

    They can only do more good anyway. They will help with crime rate and plenty of other things. What is with “invasion of privacy” its not like we are putting them in your house. Plus your in public how is that invasion of privacy. Its just like having them at the supermarket or store.

    You don’t notice them and even if you do so what. As long as your not doing anything your not supposed to then your fine.

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  • We definitely should have cameras in the public.

    We should have cameras in the public. Like I have some around my house because one time someone almost broke into my car and well they didn’t which is good. But I became wary and decided to place cameras around my house and I monitor them here and there and plus it records so if I miss something I can watch over them. Like one time someone broke into the house behind mine and I wasn’t home but the police for that investigation noticed I had cameras around my house and wondered if I had caught the people on my cameras and sure enough I did! The police later told me they had caught them. Surveillance cameras are a good way to help stop crime.

  • Cameras in public places are essential

    For me the idea of taking some sourvillance cameras in public places, is esssential, it can help you to prevent roobers, criminals or terrorism attacks. People must not think that it could be a way of taking out privacity, maybe without this the socity would not be as it is now

  • Helps make less crimes and police can find the crimminals

    It helps the community with less crimes like thrift shopping and police can track more evidence and help with support to solve crimes and find the robber. It will tell the robbers not to rob over in the public areas because they know that they are being watched by the cameras or police.

  • Surveillance cameras in public should be encourage.

    They help the officers catch the criminals, and detect every crime such as robbery, rape or even murder. Those who doesn’t want to have cameras in public shouldn’t be in public, because one way or another, they will be seen, so why to hide if you haven’t done anything wrong.

  • Very good idea to have it in public

    I am mostly neutral to this topic. Surveillance cameras helps in police investigation and many other things but in public places it should be installed if we are not interfering in someone others private matters.It’s range should be mostly to my house or yard and not my neighbors room window

  • Makes me feel safe

    It gives people the security to make them feel safe. It will be easier to catch criminals in action as well. If anything bad happens you can always depend on the video surveillance cameras to direct you in the right direction. You may think it is an invasion of privacy but it helps extremely in the long run.

  • Proof is in the footage

    Too many times there are brutal attacks in public, but are left unsolved. Cameras take the guess work out of it. More and more these days you here of crimes happening, and what almost always helps the investigation is somebody’s cell phone recording what REALLY HAPPENED. Is there a better method to catch criminals in the act? I don’t worry about my privacy rights at this point. Get some curtains for your house if you believe that these cameras will be used for peeping instead of surveillance.

  • Rather have and not need, then need and not have

    Is this really still an argument? After the way we found the Tsarnaev brothers after their horrific crimes , the Philadelphia kidnapping video, and so many other cases, I think it is definite benefit having cameras around. With all the crazy people on craigslist and the predators that exist I think its a necessity to implement cameras in public places to make sure we can punish those responsible for their actions. While cameras may not prevent crime, they are a huge help during investigations and video evidence is compelling in court.

  • They help crime

    Cameras are big help to us. They help solve crimes and investigations. Like at the boston bombing, there was a camera that caught it on tape. So i think that cameras are useful in the public. Even though it may get in our privacy like going to the bathroom. Bye

  • A reliable witness to a crime.

    We are going to need every resources available to assist in prosecuting criminals.

    Video camera in a holding cell showed a suspect being detained punching himself several times in his face, who later claimed that he was a victim of police brutality. Cameras are needed everywhere, except, of course, private residence.

  • We should have cameras in public places.

    The use of surveillance cameras would make people more conscious of the actions they are about to undertake, thus preventing crime as well as any harm towards others. Not only will it increase public safety, but it can protect personal property. Also, the police can prevent a crime from occurring or can easily solve a crime since they will have materical evidence to support their case.

  • Yes, there should be cameras

    If you are not doing anything bad why worry, its not just soters like forever 21 or the supper market that have cameras . It is also little stores like little 99 sent stores there will always be bad people and cameras should be there to help a person feel safer.

  • The Great Work of Surveillance!

    Surveillance cameras are important to the world. The reason it is important is because if any tragic things happen the world will have proof to stop this madness. With one thief gone the whole world will have one thief less in the world. This is the reason that the world has become a safer place.

  • The Great Work of Surveillance!

    Surveillance cameras are important to the world. The reason it is important is because if any tragic things happen the world will have proof to stop this madness. With one thief gone the whole world will have one thief less in the world. This is the reason that the world has become a safer place.

  • I believe that WE SHOULD HAVE CAMERAS!

    If public places do not have cameras how else is the police enforcement going t o catch caramels. If you are worried about privacy why go in the public? Most people will not do crimes knowing that there are cameras recording them. Not everyone has access to the videos, and if they are posted they have blared faces.

  • Yes, i’m for it

    Not only do surveillance help catch or find criminals it could also convict them . In 2011, in Tucson , there was a shooting the shooter was caught clear on the surveillance cameras ,if there was no surveillance cameras the shooter would never been caught and could have done it again . Yes they do zoom in and yes its a little creepy ,but they could see if they like it enough to steal an item .

  • CCTV cameras are not to blame for your mistakes.

    Why do people oppose the idea of being filmed in public? Because they are afraid of being caught doing something they weren’t supposed to be doing? If this is the case, it is not the fault of the cameras. YOU took the risk by doing whatever it was you weren’t supposed to be doing. What if someone, another person, saw you instead? A policemen?

    Would you campaign for no police patrols in public areas? Do you walk around all day uncomfortable with being filmed because you desire to break the law, cause damage to a person or property, or cheat on your partner etc. and don’t want to be caught? It all boils down to one simple statement: If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about.

  • Life is better than private life

    I mean, it is better to live in a safe and protected environment rather than living in a violent privacy. Trough the use of public camera, the environment will be safer by the fact of giving a little fear to those who were used to commit crime. Moreover, it will give a feeling of reliance to the people.

  • Pros outway the Cons

    What are the Cons? Oh that’s right nothing except personal dignity. First off for those who say Surveillance cameras shouldn’t allowed, bed time someone breaks into your car, steals your wallet, hurts you behind a car well don’t go around asking for help because you’ve got no proof without a witness which is gilet unlikely. This world is bad enough too much people are doing illegal actions in parking lots such as drugs for a start.

    If your not going to allow some surveillance then this world will continue to get worse.

  • I think we should have video surveillance cameras in public places as it can avoid disasters, such as crimes, thieves… Or improve police investigations.

    This is a good idea of using this kind of cameras in public places since every misbehaviours can be caught, and maybe people do not rebel. They could be used for the security of the inhabitants, so that they can feel safer. Furthermore, if someone committed a crime, these cameras enable policemen begin an investigation and find quickly the culprits.
    So there are certainly benefits…

  • I think its good to put cameras

    I think it s good that we put cameras so we can catch crime scenes and know what happened ex:if sombody get hit by a car, the camera will record the scene and number plate of the car for further follow up. The police will follow up the case and find the criminal. If some drivers do not respect the traffic signs for example speed limit or passing red light, the camera will take their car s picture and number plate and send a thicket for him. Also it is good to show the cameras because people could see it and will not commit the crime. Some hidden camera are installed in the stores to detect stealers in the stores or entering the store for robbery. For example if some body steal or rob the store zoom in on his hands to see clues and see his face and what he touched.I would say that its very good to put cameras.Here is another example sombody does a street race whit the hidden camera you can zoom in on his face and see ho it is.Cameras are helpfule for cops,spyes,agent s ect (good side) so i think its good to put cameras.

  • They do in fact work

    While people say they are in a public spot and should not monitored they must realize that they are in a location of business and if they choose to enter the business then they have just given the right to be monitored. Also, the purpose of these cameras are to catch thiefs, murders, muggers, and such not to stop the crime all together. A camera will have no ability to stop a shooting or rape but can catch the person responsible and ultimately provide a peace of mind to the victim of the crime.

  • Public Surveillance Cameras are a Good Idea

    Public surveillance cameras are a great idea because it doesn’t interfere with private lives or personal lives, because it is in public. Also, Public security cameras will help reduce crimes because every criminal will be wary of the fact that there are public security cameras to catch their every movement before committing the crimes. Public surveillance will also help the people identify possible suspects to the crime more efficiently and easily than compared to without video footage.

  • Got something to hide?

    Why not? It will make citizens feel more safer since criminals wont want to mug someone with a camera watching them do it. It will reduce crime and Its not like you have something to hide, Do you? The only people who should worry are the criminals. Its a public place anyway with everyone watching you.

  • Video Surveillance to deter criminals

    Yes video surveillance should be used. This has been proven by the event in Philadelphia where a woman was abducted off the street. This is probably not going to deter hardened criminals but it can help police officers find criminals. Thankfully the woman in Philadelphia was found and has returned to her family. Cameras also disprove the lies of criminals.

    Look at Michael Brown, we know he was robbing a store prior to being shot because of surveillance. There is no expectation of privacy in public but there should be an expectation of arrest if you commit crimes.

  • It helps our safety

    People need to get over their paranoia. Our safety is improved with someone watching out for us. The cameras catch robbers to terrorist. Who cares if someone catches you picking your noise or staring at people? At least it prevents the crimes that matter. There are flaws in the people that use them the Pros are heavier than the Cons.

  • Video Surveillance Cameras are there for your safety, not to threaten your privacy.

    A violation of privacy? Are you serious? They are simply there to stop crimes, and when those crimes happen, they have video evidence of who did the crime. It’s not like the camera is zooming up to you and look at what you are texting that special someone. Safety first people, c’mon.

  • Yes of course

    People can get killed when there are no cameras around even when the is no one in that public place. It’s for safety of other people and yourself. Think positive not negative. Also there may be many cases the police can’t get to. Which one are you…

    Yes or no.

  • Yes of course

    People can get killed when there are no cameras around even when the is no one in that public place. It’s for safety of other people and yourself. Think positive not negative. Also there may be many cases the police can’t get to. Which one are you… Yes or no.

  • Surveillance in our society is a good thing. The amount of surveillance in cities is increasing

    It’s caused of, firstly, more surveillance means the police can catch more criminals. Cameras in the streets film dangerous or illegal behaviour. CCTV cameras also record us in shops.

    This technology helps to catch criminals or shoplifters.
    Moreover, surveillance deters people from committing crime. They become more responsible for their actions. Thieves or criminals are afraid of surveillance.
    Of course, some methods of surveillance can seem worrying. But the public safety is more important than the personal privacy.
    So, if you don’t do anything wrong, then you have nothing to fear from surveillance.

  • Yes they are

    I believe that video surveillance cameras are a great idea in all public places because it would create a sense of security for the people walking around and exploring the world. As long as it is in public areas, it would have no sense of invasion of privacy because the places are often filled with different people. It would be a good idea to see who travels down the public places in case an emergency breaks out, the person who committed the crime can be caught with the cameras

  • Yes they are

    I believe that video surveillance cameras are a great idea in all public places because it would create a sense of security for the people walking around and exploring the world. As long as it is in public areas, it would have no sense of invasion of privacy because the places are often filled with different people. It would be a good idea to see who travels down the public places in case an emergency breaks out, the person who committed the crime can be caught with the cameras

  • It is right

    You do not need to be scared individually if you do not do anything bad. As long as you did not commit anything bad or a criminal offence.

    The cameras are for security reasons anyway. For example if you get assaulted(e.G.) slapped the police would see and arrest the person bullying you. If you are doing a good deed you have no worries

  • It’s a deterrent and a post-incident investigation helper

    Sure, installing video security cameras is not a panacea – it alone won’t put an end to all criminal activity. But it’s an aid to police in post-incident investigation that helps to get to the truth, and a great deterrent to crime. When it comes to preserving life, isn’t it worth it?

  • If you want privacy don’t leave your house

    If you don’t want to be caught on camera don’t leave your house don’t use a web cam people catch u on camera more than surveillance cameras do every day. Also the Boston bombers would’ve not been caught with out cameras. Face it people we need cameras to solve crimes

  • I think that the implantation of cameras is a good act.

    Closed circuit TV can warn about a lot of things!
    Studies say that 50% of offences are avoided due to cameras.
    Their fonction are multiple, but we can see in first the fact of detering.
    Then, persons who are behind can judge the situation and call the police if it is necessary or film the heah of the delinquent to indentify him later.

  • Cameras are a good idea!

    Honestly people need to learn the difference between PUBLIC and PRIVATE property. When your in a public place you have no control you dont own the places! So if they want to put cameras up at parks or beaches or parking lots to help safety they should! As long as you are doing everything right you will be fine! If something wrong happened then its your fault for disobeying the rules. And for people who think its an invasion of privacy maybe they are saying that because they know they wil get in big trouble.

  • Surveillance Cameras are a necessity in a public environment.

    First of all, cameras in areas such as parking lots or a hallway give people a sense of safety and protection. It can also come in handy to aid in an act of crime(i.E. Someone breaking into a car in a parking lot). Being a person that has to walk through an entire parking lot to get to my car when I get off work, I feel more at ease with the presence of surveillance cameras.

  • Surveillance Cameras are a necessity in a public environment.

    First of all, cameras in areas such as parking lots or a hallway give people a sense of safety and protection. It can also come in handy to aid in an act of crime(i.E. Someone breaking into a car in a parking lot). Being a person that has to walk through an entire parking lot to get to my car when I get off work, I feel more at ease with the presence of surveillance cameras.

  • Video cameras in public spaces do not infringe on privacy.

    Even though many people believe CCTV in public areas is infringing upon our privacy, there is no law pertaining to this. Having a police officer on the streets and in public spaces is not considered an infringement upon our privacy. However, people choose to believe that having surveillance cameras in the streets is. What is the difference between having an officer monitor the streets behind a computer monitor rather than on the streets him/herself?

  • Cameras can be used to find criminals and suspects.

    Not an invasion of privacy

    The Boston Marathon Bombing happened in 2013, when, near the finish line, two bombs went off and killed 3 people, as well as around 260 people. The police were able to figure out who set off the bombs using public cameras and were able to track down the suspects only after a couple of days. After investigation, the police were also able to find out that the two men were planning to bomb Times Square after the marathon. If the police had not used the public cameras to find out who these men were, they would not have been able to find out this information and more people could have been injured and possibly killed. This is a fantastic example on why public cameras should be around public places.Many people argue that putting cameras around would invade their privacy because they do not know where the cameras are. That is exactly why the cameras would be used to catch criminals. If the cameras were in plain sight, criminals could sneak around the cameras or turn them off somehow. If they could not see them, it would be easier to see the criminals around. It is also not like the cameras are outside your house tracking your every move.

    The cameras would most likely only be around neighborhoods and streets. This would not affect your life much, unless you were acting suspicious doing something.

  • You’d be relieved when targeted

    If you do end up becoming a victim of any sort of mugging/attack/robbery, you’d be glad that there was a nearby CCTV camera which recorded the happening because you’d want justice to be served. As soon as the crime is committed, any ethical issues regarding whether you end up on a TV in a small dark room somewhere is irrelevant.
    Besides, most of the time you aren’t being watched. It takes an enormous amount of man hours to revisit these tapes, so most of them go straight to waste. It’s only when a crime has been reported that they’re revisited.

  • Yes, cameras in public places is a good idea

    Surveillance cameras in public places help reduce crime. It also provides safety for the people in that area. In fact, crime in schools has gone down 4% due to cameras in schools. However, places outside of school is a different argument. Thieves or robbers have found ways to bypass cameras, suggesting that officers are placed in some specific areas.

  • Video Surveillance Is Great .

    The only reason why video surveillance is good is because you know you are safe . People would not commit a crime if they know that they are being watched . So it is less likely that they would try to harm anybody . This is why we need surveillance cameras

  • If surveillance cameras weren’t needed, why would we be using them today?

    I think that surveillance cameras are a good thing to have because they can stop crimes before they are commited or atleast identify criminals, if there was a security camera watching you, would you do bad things anyway, and finally, the amount of people that support surveillance cameras is far greater than those who don’t.

  • How could having cameras in public places be a bad thing?

    If we had an opportunity to easily improve security, why wouldn’t we take it? We can’t have cops on every street corner to monitor society, but we can have security cameras to make criminals think twice before committing a crime- as they’d be recognized and caught, and we’d give people more peace of mind that they’re not completely alone and vulnerable. Security cameras have saved lives- in cases of kidnapping, they can trace where the kidnapper is headed, based on where they’ve been seen on camera. Any help to prevent, monitor, and act on crime can’t hurt.
    The main argument against public surveillance is an invasion of privacy.

    The cameras would be placed in public. There’s no privacy in public- by definition. What shady business would you be doing that you’d be so worried about being monitored in public? People can see you in public anyway- does that mean you think people- including cops- looking at you in public are invading your rights too? If you’re that worried about being watched to keep you safe, stay at home. By living in the United States, you automatically agree to give up some liberties in order to obtain protection and benefits. It’s called the social contract, and it’s one of the fundamental ideas in the creation of our government.

  • Video surveillance cameras are good.

    Video surveillance cameras are the way that you can stop the next crime from happening and you also can keep a close eye on the person if you know that that they look suspicious. People wonder why they always get into trouble with the police because obviously you were doing something that you know that you shouldn’t. Thats a no brainer.

  • Its a good thing

    Video surveillance in a public has doesn’t really have any negative consequences, people are being watched for their own safety, not to ‘invade their privacy’. People need to wake up and realise that CCTV makes would-be criminals think twice and are placed in public for the greater good of society

  • Yes it think we should have survellince cameras becuase of todays world

    No I don’t think we should have surveillance cameras basically because of all the drama that goes on around the world that the cameras do not need to capture that. The cameras are there for protection and we only kneed a sertian amount of protection before it is over the limit.

  • You shouldn’t be doing anything bad in public places anyway

    They are good because they help with public safety. If we didn’t have cameras in public places like grocery stores then what would stop people from taking things off the shelf and walking out the door with it. All the stores in America would shut down because there aren’t enough honest people to go to the cash register and buy the things they are going to get.

  • Surveillance cameras help stop crime.

    Even though a criminal can wear a mask, a surveillance camera will see every thing that the person did during the crime. A criminal is bound to move around during the crime, so it is almost impossible for the criminal to stay completely in a blind spot of a security camera. If there is a blind spot then there should be more security cameras put up. If there is a murder and the criminal decides to take the body then at least the surveillance camera would be able to identify the victim. Again, if the crime was committed in a blind spot then there should be more cameras put up.

  • The surveillance cameras are a good idea!

    What if a child got separated from their mother and got kidnapped but the A.C.L.U. Didn t think that area needed cameras. What would they do then? In San Francisco, crimes such as burglary and vehicle break-ins declined 30% in areas where cameras were installed. And many cases, including homicides, have been solved by analyzing surveillance cameras.

    It takes a very long time for policemen to investigate a crime why not just make it easier and use cameras?

  • Proof for liars

    It could be a proof for self defense tho. When someone tries to woop you , and then you murder that person. U can use this as a self defense proof. Plus it’s public so there shouldn’t be any privacy worried anyway! Public cameras are good, just dont put them in the bathroom, then it will be alright

  • Supports a feeling of safety and is no restriction of your privacy

    Why should anyone feel observed or restricted in privacy by being filmed? This is not a measure in your own home, its a measure in a public place. And if someone feels restricted in his own privacy, a public place is not the right residence for him at all. Its even more useful to protect our own liberty and is a measure for us to safe our own human rights. And if you have nothing to hide, there is no reason to refuse this.

  • Don’t expect privacy in public places

    In public places while people are watching you don’t expect privacy in public places if cameras are there what changes anyway?Cameras can stop criminals from crime and if they do something the cameras will get evidence and the police will get the theif.Also it will be hard to steal something while your being watched

  • Don’t expect privacy in public places

    In public places while people are watching you don’t expect privacy in public places if cameras are there what changes anyway?Cameras can stop criminals from crime and if they do something the cameras will get evidence and the police will get the theif.Also it will be hard to steal something while your being watched

  • YES, so far, however:

    The world is developing; the process is slow, you need technology to guide the people into changing the world from a TYPE 0 to a TYPE 1 society. This can only be done by first modernizing society. Then regulation of excess will be necessary to save us from the mistakes of the future concepts of “freedom of filming”? In any case, CCTV are a good idea to make sure democracy is respected, but in the hands of a corrupt government are the wrong option, especially in developing countries. The future’s perspective will be different but right now we need to be accepting of new ideas and both precautious of the people who use them…

  • I agree and heres why !

    If something bad happens they would know how it happened or who done it at what time and what date,having them in public places are a good idea but if there are cameras in the bathroom then that would be violating the lives of private citizens and others.Thats just what i think on it .

  • Security cameras – will make u behave better

    Security cameras act as a proof in any sort of criminal investigation after the crime and at the time of crime they are not of much help .
    Its common human tendency to act better , and in a responsible way when someone is watching , these cameras act as that someone and help people behave in a decent way.

  • You can have privacy in a private place and you don’t have it in public by the sole definition of “public”/”private”

    There are places where you can expect privacy e.g. your residence, hotel, bathrooms etc. How can one expect privacy on the street when dozens of people can see you at any time. There is no privacy to give up in public areas. If you need to do something that no one should see you go to some private place and enjoy privacy. That’s why we call places public and private because in the former you can’t have privacy and in the latter you can. One can’t expect to get in the shower and stay dry with water on.

  • Privacy isn’t being invaded

    You’re constantly being listened to outside of camera, and most of the time you’re never caught with the things. Chances are, there’s worse things out that that the police department is looking into. Unless you’re doing drugs, and stealing thing, you’re almost unlikely to be caught for anything. That’s how society works today, and reducing crimes works for everyone’s benefits, and its worth a little bit of our privacy.

  • How are they bad?

    The cameras are NOT on private property (unless the owners so approve)…They are in public places such as banks, malls, streets, etc… If you are doing something that you wouldn’t like the government to see, that means you should not be doing it. Think logically, the government has a duty-to protect the people of the United States. How could they protect the American people if they are not monitoring us? Are you aware of the crime rate in America????! If your child was grabbed off the street when you were not looking (it does happen more than you would think), would you not want a camera that caught the crime?

    Would you not want to see who stole your innocent child? Would you not think a camera could help give evidence, if not solve the case? What about the people who steal cars? These people are usually hard to find because cars can move fast. But with the help of a camera on the street light, it would give insight to the police as to who took the car. Open your mind to the facts.

  • Great idea for handicapped

    If I could view the parking lot from my home I could easily see if there were handicapped spaces available. They have an outside camera at the emissions facility and its a real time saver. I wish all public places had this feature. Even if I didn’t need a handicapped space, cameras would be a big time saver.

    So there are other reasons besides having cameras watch the other guy.

  • Safe or sorry?

    Who cares if you are being watched on a camera or not? You never know, the people behind the camera could be gawking at you or could be gagging at you 😉 but who cares. Live your life like you want to. If the cameras catch you picking a wedgie, who cares? You’re never going to see them again. You don’t even know them, and they don’t know you. The cameras and the people behind the cameras are there to protect you and help you when you need it. So next time you see a security camera, smile and wave at it and give it a thumbs up and mouth thank you, because they are there for you and your saftey.

  • I agree with this statement

    It reduces the crime. In london, they installed cctv cameras in Central London and London has reduced crime by at least 30%. Therefore i think it would be a good idea to install cctv cameras on every street and in public places for all our safety and trust. . .

  • Very effective, doesnt impose of personal rights, and prevents crime

    Example #1- Lets say the owner of a store is a non-supporter of surveillance cameras, and one day this owner of the store is out of town, when his store is broken into. You cant tell me that if this guy was caught on video from camera down the street that, this owner wouldnt do anything to have this video.
    Example #2- Have you herd about the Boston marathon Bombing, because I have and if it wasnt for cameras those Idiots would’nt have been caught as fast is they were. Thats why i am a supporter of cameras

  • Yes it is.

    To watch people and what they are doing so that if someone gets hurt they can see who it is. They can also allow people to see what they need to improve. They can also look at people that might be suspicious. This is a great thing because that will determine who it was.

  • Yes, there should be video surveillance cameras on every corner in every municipality.

    Having camera’s on every corner and connected to the internet where anyone and everyone can look at the streets live helps everyone in every area. It helps to see if traffic is jammed up on a certain street, flooding, accidents, crime. Red light traffic camera’s alone have prevented and actually stopped a lot of car accidents on certain streets in Garfield, NJ alone. There were almost constant drunk driving accidents in the middle of the night where the drunken driver hit the parked cars and even in some cases ran right into the front of some homes. Catching them before they crash with the help of those red light traffic cameras has saved many drunken drivers from having accidents and helped spare the owners of the cars they slammed into. It also prevents deaths by catching them from those camera’s. Having Camera’s on every corner for all to see and check in on online will also help catch hit and run drivers drunk or not.

    It could possibly prevent crimes or at least cut down when they know they will be caught on camera and seen by all their neighbors as well as taped. If we are to have video surveillance camera’s then they all should be accessible to everyone not limited to just Law Enforcement or the Cable Companies.

  • Government Video Cameras

    There should be cameras in big locations, it saves lives, crime, and even bullying at times. There has been many times where a video camera has caught something such as a crime or something just weird. There has been times where they dont come in handy and are just worthless. But most of the time they come in handy.

  • We need cameras!!!!

    I believe that its important to make sure our environment is in good condition without any criminals around the area. No one wants to be blamed for a crime they havent even committed in the first place. I also think that cameras keep an eye on anything bad that may be going on and finding the true criminal.

  • They are safer than most other things.

    At a mall, someone may try to smuggle something ; that’s where security cameras come in handy. You never know what may be happening, whether there are drugs in the park or commotion on the freeway. The cameras may provide useful evidence to use to catch a criminal. The community needs to be safer, and this is a place to start improving.

  • What’s bad about them?

    Security cameras in public places like parking lots, maybe gyms, and offices are not invading privacy. They don’t go in our homes or bathrooms. Security cameras will stop criminals, help prevent future crimes, and even stop crimes taking place. In my opinion, there’s no good reason not to want security cameras in public unless you have something to hide.

  • It keeps us safe.

    There are a multitude of reasons. One being probably the most obvious, police officers can’t be everywhere at once. So if a crime does occur officials can simply look at the footage from a surveillance camera and know what happened, when it happened, and who needs to be arrested. Simple as that.

  • You can always see who jumped you

    For example in the Boston Marathon explosion we found out who were the guys who put the bombs by cameras and now one is dead and the other is paying with justice. So cameras are really useful when you are going to get robbed or someone is murdered. Cameras does violate some of our privacy but we need them for our safety.

  • They keep us safe and are an unavoidable part of the future

    The world today increasingly relies on tech to keep us safe. We are monitored in a hundreds of different ways every day. Cameras are just a better way to keep us physically and legally safe. For instance if you are mugged and need to identify the thief you can use the cameras.

    If you are on the other side and someone says they were mugged by you, you then have a fool proof alibi. If you don’t want to be monitored then you better start isolating yourself and not going outside and giving up any tech connected to the internet or telephone etc.

  • Yes i agree

    Because we ill be able to keep a track on every thing that is going on. If there is any shooting, kidnapping, killing etc. In a public place and the offenders face is shown we will be able to track the person and look for him/her to put them in jail for punishment for the act they have committed.

  • Its nothing new

    The reality of the situation is that if there is a way to make the process of finding evidence for any kind of crime easier we should capitalize on using it. The fact that this is a logical way to help crime prevention makes it even better. I can understand that privacy is something that we all hold dear but on an honest note I think we can all say that nobody in the government really gives a crap about our day to day activities. And the ability to find out information on anybody, if you REALLY want to, has been around forever. Its just good detective work. The fact that its easier now shouldn’t let anyone confuse the fact that it has always been possible.

  • They’re better than nothing…

    Surely if you don’t want anyone to know what you’re doing then you probably shouldn’t be doing right!
    Secondly, with the police force continually having funding cut I’d much we have the CTTV than nothing at all protecting the streets.
    Finally, they are a deterrent for criminals which is important to consider when people claim they don’t help solve crime.

  • Yes it is

    Yes it is a good idea to have surveillance cameras in public places. Because that way if there are terrorists there they can catch them in the act, and videos are like good witnesses, especially when it comes to trials over serious cases. So yes I think it is good to have them.

  • Yes, definitely, It will reduce likelihood of crime.

    I feel that surveillance is necessary for security. Cameras may reduce the likelihood of crime, says Ellis Godard, a professor of sociology. It s a construct where people do feel safer when cameras are up. People behave themselves. They re alerting people to what they do.

    Most people feel that they should behave themselves when surveillance cameras are up, so it should reduce and prevent crime.
    Surveillance cameras, specifically, are definitely important for security. They bring many people peace of mind knowing that, even if there is a shooting, the murderer will be caught on tape. People often sacrifice privacy in a public place knowingly anyway, so why should they not sacrifice privacy for security and for the greater good? Surveillance should be at places in danger of uprisings or trouble, for example, a police station of train station, or even a school. There have been many school shootings that maybe could have been prevented by surveillance. The assassin may think again before shooting if he saw that his every move was being documented.
    Airport security is tedious but necessary for the safety of others. If a bomber went onto an airplane unchecked, he would be endangering many people. Think about it this way: Would you rather sacrifice your life or your privacy?

  • Only criminals have to worry

    In your own home, you definitely don’t want government surveillance devices monitoring your internet usage, watching you eat your food, taking a shower, or even in bed with another consenting adult. However, when you are in public, you are expected to behave in a correct manner. For any law abiding citizen, you should not have to worry about surveillance cameras in public. Only criminals have to worry about these public recording devices.

  • Teachers Do Bully Students

    I say yes to cameras because my child was a victim of a teacher bullying him. If cameras had been installed then the administrators would have seen it was a clash between student and teacher personalities. The truth is the teacher did not like my son for whatever reason and wrote him up daily for thing like texting in class, not staying on task, and talking, nothing major, no weapons, drugs, disrespect, but yet they wanted to expel him for this. I have a print out of all write ups.

  • CCTV (Closed Circuit Television)

    CCTV may not be able to reduce crime or even deter criminals; however it may used effectively to target specific offences. There is no doubt that it is a powerful and innovative weapon in the police arsenal and it may be employed to monitor town centres and help in controlling crime and upholding the letter of law. CCTV cameras have both their advantages and disadvantages but the number of situations when they helped justice outnumbers all others. Thus their benefit to society is undeniable.

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    Global Government Surveillance Reform

    The undersigned companies believe that it is time for the world s governments to address the practices and laws regulating government surveillance of individuals and access to their information. While the undersigned companies understand that governments need to take action to protect their citizens safety and security, we strongly believe that current laws and practices need to be reformed. Consistent with established global norms of free expression and privacy and with the goals of ensuring that government law enforcement and intelligence efforts are rule-bound, narrowly tailored, transparent, and subject to oversight, we hereby call on governments to endorse the following principles and enact reforms that would put these principles into action.

    The Principles

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      Limiting Governments Authority to Collect Users Information

      Governments should codify sensible limitations on their ability to compel service providers to disclose user data that balance their need for the data in limited circumstances, users reasonable privacy interests, and the impact on trust in the Internet. In addition, governments should limit surveillance to specific, known users for lawful purposes, and should not undertake bulk data collection of Internet communications.

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      Oversight
      and Accountability

      Intelligence agencies seeking to collect or compel the production of information should do so under a clear legal framework in which executive powers are subject to strong checks and balances. Reviewing courts should be independent and include an adversarial process, and governments should allow important rulings of law to be made public in a timely manner so that the courts are accountable to an informed citizenry.

    3. 3

      Transparency About Government Demands

      Transparency is essential to a debate over governments surveillance powers and the scope of programs that are administered under those powers. Governments should allow companies to publish the number and nature of government demands for user information. In addition, governments should also promptly disclose this data publicly.

    4. 4

      Respecting the Free Flow of Information

      The ability of data to flow or be accessed across borders is essential to a robust 21st century global economy. Governments should permit the transfer of data and should not inhibit access by companies or individuals to lawfully available information that is stored outside of the country. Governments should not require service providers to locate infrastructure within a country s borders or operate locally.

    5. 5

      Avoiding Conflicts Among Governments

      In order to avoid conflicting laws, there should be a robust, principled, and transparent framework to govern lawful requests for data across jurisdictions, such as improved mutual legal assistance treaty or MLAT processes. Where the laws of one jurisdiction conflict with the laws of another, it is incumbent upon governments to work together to resolve the conflict.

    Voices For Reform

    AOL is committed to preserving the privacy of our customers information, while respecting the right of governments to request information on specific users for lawful purposes. AOL is proud to unite with other leading Internet companies to advocate on behalf of our consumers. Tim Armstrong, Chairman and CEO, AOL Reports about government surveillance have shown there is a real need for greater disclosure and new limits on how governments collect information. The US government should take this opportunity to lead this reform effort and make things right. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook The security of users data is critical, which is why we ve invested so much in encryption and fight for transparency around government requests for information. This is undermined by the apparent wholesale collection of data, in secret and without independent oversight, by many governments around the world. It s time for reform and we urge the US government to lead the way. Larry Page, CEO, Google These principles embody LinkedIn s fundamental commitment to transparency and ensuring appropriate government practices that are respectful of our members expectations. Erika Rottenberg, General Counsel, LinkedIn People won t use technology they don t trust. Governments have put this trust at risk, and governments need to help restore it. Brad Smith, General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Twitter is committed to defending and protecting the voice of our users. Unchecked, undisclosed government surveillance inhibits the free flow of information and restricts their voice. The principles we advance today would reform the current system to appropriately balance the needs of security and privacy while safeguarding the essential human right of free expression. Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter Protecting the privacy of our users is incredibly important to Yahoo.

    Recent revelations about government surveillance activities have shaken the trust of our users, and it is time for the United States government to act to restore the confidence of citizens around the world. Today we join our colleagues in the tech industry calling on the United States Congress to change surveillance laws in order to ensure transparency and accountability for government actions. Marissa Mayer, CEO, Yahoo

    May 19, 2015

    Dear Members of the Senate,

    Later this week the Senate has an opportunity to pass meaningful and balanced surveillance reform by considering the bipartisan USA Freedom Act. The bill overwhelmingly passed the House with 338 votes. Members from across the political spectrum supported it. Delaying action on reform by extending expiring authorities for two months or any extended period of time would be a missed opportunity. The USA Freedom Act prevents the bulk collection of Internet metadata under various authorities. The bill allows for transparency about government demands for user information from technology companies and assures that the appropriate oversight and accountability mechanisms are in place.

    Our companies came together two years ago to push for essential reforms that are necessary to protect national security, strengthen civil liberties, reaffirm user trust in the Internet, and promote innovation. The Senate can begin delivering on those reforms by passing the USA Freedom Act. Sincerely,

    Reform Government Surveillance

    RGS Statement In Support of Bipartisan, Bicameral FISA Reform Legislation

    Statement of Reform Government Surveillance:

    Reform Government Surveillance commends the introduction of surveillance reform legislation today in the House and the Senate. We support the bicameral, bipartisan legislation, which ends existing bulk collection practices under the USA Patriot Act and increases transparency and accountability while also protecting U.S. national security.

    We thank Representatives Goodlatte, Sensenbrenner, Conyers and Nadler and Senators Lee, Leahy, Heller, and Franken, as well as other Members, who have worked hard over the past several months to draft a common sense bill that addresses the concerns of industry, the Intelligence Community, and civil society in a constructive and balanced manner. We look forward to working with Congress to pass this legislation by June 1st.

    An open letter to Washington

    December 2013

    Dear Mr. President and Members of Congress,

    We understand that governments have a duty to protect their citizens. But this summer s revelations highlighted the urgent need to reform government surveillance practices worldwide. The balance in many countries has tipped too far in favor of the state and away from the rights of the individual rights that are enshrined in our Constitution. This undermines the freedoms we all cherish. It s time for a change.

    For our part, we are focused on keeping users data secure deploying the latest encryption technology to prevent unauthorized surveillance on our networks and by pushing back on government requests to ensure that they are legal and reasonable in scope. We urge the US to take the lead and make reforms that ensure that government surveillance efforts are clearly restricted by law, proportionate to the risks, transparent and subject to independent oversight. To see the full set of principles we support, visit ReformGovernmentSurveillance.com1

    Sincerely,

    AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo

    2014 – 2015.

    All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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    Public Health Assessment and Surveillance|Natural …

    NOTE: These forms are not meant to replace normal patient triage and record keeping or routine surveillance reporting mechanisms.

    Individuals completing these forms should submit them to the appropriate state or local public health authorities. State or local public health authorities should modify contact information on these forms as needed for reporting within their jurisdiction. CDC is interested in receiving completed forms after they have been submitted to or reviewed by state or local agencies. The information derived through these surveillance efforts will be invaluable for identifying events of public health concern among facilities and across states. It also will assist in directing interventions and other resources to areas of greatest need.

    Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER)

    The Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, Health Studies Branch (DEHHE/HSB) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed the Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) toolkit to assist personnel from any local, regional, state, or federal public health departments in conducting the CASPER during disaster. One of the main objectives in developing this toolkit is to standardize the assessment procedures focusing on United States disaster response. The CASPER toolkit provides guidelines on data collection tool development, methodology, sample selection, training, data collection, analysis, and report writing.

    Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) Toolkit PDF – 3 MB Update – January 3, 20121

    Shelter Assessment Tool

    CDC has developed an Environmental Health Shelter Assessment Tool to assist environmental health practitioners in conducting a rapid assessment of shelter conditions during emergencies and disasters. The tool is an assessment form that covers 14 general areas of environmental health, ranging from basic food safety and water quality to pet (companion animal) wellness, and allows for the documentation of immediate needs in shelters. It can be easily modified to meet local needs.

    Learn more and download the tool2

    Mortality Surveillance

    Disaster-Related Mortality Surveillance Form

    Purpose: Identify the number of deaths related to the disaster and provide basic mortality information.

    Setting: Form should be filled out by medical examiners, coroners, hospitals, nursing home, or funeral homes during a disaster. This form does not replace the death certificate.

    How to use this form: Use this form for all known deaths related to the disaster. Complete one form per decedent. Send completed forms to designated public health official. EPI INFO databases are available upone request. For further assistance, contact Amy Wolkin (770-488-3402,

    Download the instructions and definitions:

    Morbidity Surveillance

    Natural Disaster Morbidity Surveillance Individual Form (Interim)

    Purpose: To capture individual-level active surveillance of medical conditions when timely, detailed, patient-level information is needed for response efforts.

    Setting: Acute care facilities (e.g., shelters with medical staff, hospitals)

    How to use this form: Use the one-page form to record information about the chief complaints and specific infectious syndromes, mental health conditions, injuries, and chronic diseases that best describe the reason the patient is currently seeking care. One form should be filled out per patient.

    This form also may be filled out by abstracting information from patient records. Please see instructions and definitions in attached word document.

    Download the form:

    Natural Disaster Morbidity Surveillance Line List (Interim)

    Purpose: This form is an abbreviated version of the Natural Diseaster Morbidity Report Form. Use this form if summary or less-detailed information is sufficient or when the burden of collecting detailed, individual information is substantial.

    Setting: Hospitals

    How to use this form: One row should be filled out per patient. This form also may be filled out by abstracting information from patient records.

    Download the form:

    Natural Disaster Morbidity Surveillance Tally Sheet (Interim)

    Purpose: This form is an abbreviated version of the Natural Diseaster Morbidity Report Form. Use this form if summary or less-detailed information is sufficient and a tally sheet is the most useful to capture morbidity data. This form captures morbidity data at the individual level, but does not separate data by individual.

    Setting: Shelter facilities

    How to use this form: Use one form per facility per reporting period (e.g., 8, 12, 24 hr). Place a tally mark next to each injury/illness that patient reports..

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    Natural Disaster Morbidity Surveillance Summary Report Form (Interim)

    Purpose: To collect aggregate morbidity data.

    This form should be used for reporting purposes and does not capture individual level data.

    Setting: Acute care facilities (e.g., shelters with medical staff, hospitals)

    How to use this form: Fill out the form based on individual forms or data from an existing surveillance or reporting system.

    Download the form:

    For More Help

    CDC is available to support local and state mortality surveillance efforts following natural or manmade disasters.

    For questions and additional information about the disaster-related mortality form, please contact the Division of Environmental Hazard and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC: Amy Wolkin (770-488-3402,

    Surveillance Resource Center

    Links to websites for CDC’s surveillance partners, other surveillance resource websites, and training, such as:

    Surveillance Information for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Public Health Professionals1
    CDC surveillance systems with public-facing websites

    CDC Data & Statistics2
    CDC data sources (interactive databases, surveys, surveillance systems)

    CDC Publications3
    CDC publications (e.g., Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, MMWR, Preventing Chronic Disease)

    CDC Vital Signs4
    Data and calls to action for monthly topical public health issues

    Data Sources Index (CDC WONDER)5
    A-Z index of data sources available and descriptions

    References

    1. ^ Surveillance Information for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Public Health Professionals (www.cdc.gov)
    2. ^ CDC Data & Statistics (www.cdc.gov)
    3. ^ CDC Publications (www.cdc.gov)
    4. ^ CDC Vital Signs (www.cdc.gov)
    5. ^ Data Sources Index (CDC WONDER) (wonder.cdc.gov)

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  • “Those who give up liberty for safety deserve neither” – Benjamin Franklin. Cameras everywhere is not a deterrent as kids egg and TP houses even if it has cameras… All that’s needed is a mask.

    It takes away our freedom to not be watched. It will allow governments to watch us, which may not matter now, but in the wrong hands, can be catastrophic.

  • I don’t think that video surveillance cameras in public places are a good idea because it is an infringement on your civil liberties. Why film innocent people doing nothing criminal in public places. Next, they’ll be putting them in public restrooms.

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  • They don’t work.

    In new York a man got stabbed and was left to die in front of three surveillance cameras. It took the ambulances 2 hours to get to the injured man, and he died before getting to the hospital. The surveillance cameras did nothing to help the man, and are a waste of tax payers money.

  • Why do they think this is right?

    Why should people be able to videotape us, without our rights? This is our world and people need to be respected, we have a voice. We need to use it. They should not be able to record us, at all.

    We are people. We are not animals or test dummies. We don’t deserve to be watched while living our lives.

  • Invasion of privacy

    I think it is wrong that there will constantly be someone watching you . People say we need them and state they don’t invade your privacy but how do you expect us to feel when I know that the majority of my life I will be watched. When I share that secrete little kiss with my boyfriend, someone will be watching. When I sit on a bench after a long jog red in the face someone will be watching me and when I trip over and fall dropping my bags of shopping someone behind a screen is likely to be laughing at my mistake. You might feel comfortable with this but I don’t and I never will. Thank you for reading my opinion

  • No No No!

    They are an invasion of privacy… They can give people anxiety and no one will want to visit a place if it’s got CCTV.

    This is because of two reasons one you are being watched all of the time, which is horrible. Number two a place that needs CCTV can’t be a nice place and why would you stay somewhere with high crime rates.

  • Surveillance cameras suck

    I think this is an awful idea because if a window is open somewhere, a person could look through and watch them all the time so that is an invasion of privacy. This is why cameras are a very bad idea to put around the city to watch people all the time

  • Not in the public

    CCTV systems, as stated, will not stop crime. I believe business and home owners should have the right to monitor their own property as they see fit. In this belief, I think there should be some state or federal ground rules applied. (Example: I should be able to install a camera in my back yard. The camera should be positioned in such a manner that I’m not monitoring my neighbors back yard.
    Business owners should be able to monitor their facilities and stores but, should be required to post proper signage to alert individuals the are is under surveillance.) As far as monitoring “common area”, public streets, sidewalks, parks…Etc. I think that’s a big ol’ NO! If only half of you people posting have seen some of the new technology you would agree it’s an infringement on our rights. Facial recognition, behavioral patterns and even racial profiling can currently be programmed into systems that are available today.

    Without and preset regulation… NO.

  • Its my right!!

    Its my right to go out of my house and not have to worry if I’m being video taped. The police or a camera or nothing can protect you, the crime is never stopped by this. Crime still happens you aren’t safe. Its after the fact people are caught. I don’t want to give up my freedom so I feel “safe”. It should be a choice.

    I’m entitled to my own view and just because you want to give up your freedom, I shouldn’t have to.

  • You need privacy

    Whether your walking down the street, driving in your car or even tying up your shoes, they will always be watching, people need privacy, if they use this camera for their own enjoyment it is wrong and totally inappropiate, that is one reason why cameras need to go in public places.