Created by Group 23 – Tanika Cadzow-Wegener, Maya Flores, Jayme Lowndes, Isabelle Robinson, Catriona Wordsworth The different options considered for the video One of the first things the group discussed was the type of video that would be made. Group members all contributed different ideas for discussion, and links to YouTube videos were shared to… Continue reading News and Views
We live in troubled times. Crime statistics in Victoria show an overall 10 per cent increase in crime, with the category ‘Dangerous and negligent acts involving people’ increasing by a whopping 20.1 per cent! (Crime Statistics Agency, 2017) And sadly Australia is no longer immune from the threat of terrorism that has for some years… Continue reading Trouble Ahead
‘I always believed the press would kill her in the end. Every editor and proprietor of every publication that has paid for intrusive and exploitative photos of her has blood on his hands today.’ (Craz, 2007) These were the words of Earl Charles Spencer after the tragic death of his sister Princess Diana. The car… Continue reading Blood on their hands.
I have to confess that I’m addicted to British crime and police dramas. I absolutely love them, and I have my mother to blame for that. She brought my brother and I up on a television diet, of ‘Poirot’, ‘Miss Marple,’ and ‘Jonathon Creek’, to name just a few. Even in the car, we listened… Continue reading Not another blog about CCTV!
Often I find myself asking, if I wasn’t a uni student studying digital surveillance, would I actually give the topic much thought. Is it something that keeps the average person awake at night? We are regularly being informed by often sensationalist media reports that we are being subjected to an increasingly bizarre range of… Continue reading Hey Big Brother, or should that be Big Person?
The ongoing debate around the issue of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras use in schools, takes me back to my primary school years, when for a time I was a victim of the class bully. Despite my parents raising their concerns with the school, little action was taken. The bully and I were seated as… Continue reading Watch out bullies- CCTV is out to get you
Closed Circuit Television Video surveillance can be a divisive issue, with many people expressing concerns regarding privacy problems. While laws do exist in Australia to prevent misuse of footage and protect privacy, Rick Sarre, Professor of Law at the University of South Australia points out that it is not easy to unravel the answers to… Continue reading Big Brother is watching me, and you too!