Social Implications of Surveillance and Security

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27 February 2016

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Academic Skills – Essay Plan.

a. Essay Question: Discuss the social implications of Surveillance and Security (technologies) dealt with in this course.

b. Thesis Statement:
Surveillance and security plays an active role at a point in everyone’s life by concentrating on the protection of people and property. They both demonstrate that monitoring is of importance.
THIS ESSAY ARGUES.. – How Surveillance and Security deal with social implications: First – the surveillance of children
There are positive and negatives to both aspects
How it is affecting children lives
It is a benefit to them – protecting them
Who is actually monitoring/ watching them( parents, teachers etc) Protection over people
Second – the importance of policy development through the use of cameras Through images – eg that can be used in court
Cameras – images – then can be used in court to save others and prove evidence that a person is guilty. Security – protection over property
Thirdly – linking – how both surveillance and security (different) One plays a specific role
One is more involved in .. certain aspects
Helped to do **
They both link as they are both protecting something of importance Helping to keep the world, environment etc safe.
^ bring in other examples – random ones
Both Surveillance and Security have from an angle – helped to protect, manage, direct and influence people by monitoring their behaviour, activities and changing information. This essay argues that the social implications of both surveillance and security … In terms of child surveillance – the social implications are the fact that it is affecting children lives, they are surrounded by this whole process of being watched. For example they could be out with friends and still feel on edge

c. Point 1: statement plus evidence ( ie. Quote / paraphrase/summary plus give reference to source):

Focuses on children in terms of surveillance and the social implication on that topic (case study) focused on – Article “The Surveillance of Childrens Mobility” In a sense to be a child is to be under surveillance

Children surveillance
Parents watch their children to keep them safe and to correct their behavior Teachers keep an eye on students to enforce classroom rules and to maintain discipline Managers of shopping malls and ,any other semi-public places use a variety of methods to keep young people under control in order to maintain those spaces for adult usage, sensibilities and consumption Depending on age, which is critical in this context, it can be argues that surveillance as care is a necessary condition of nurturing and educating children and young people As absence of surveillance has been seen as critical to children’s wellbeing and development in some romantically derived liberal regimes of child nurturing. Some regimes ( as in alternative education systems) are now very much the minority as more attention is focused on the child in the family, the school, public space, by parents, educators, the state nad corporations. Freedom for children is (developed world) urban space has become problematic , particularly in the modern era.

d. Point 2: statement plus evidence ( ie. Quote / paraphrase/summary plus give reference to source) Focuses on the importance of policy development through the use of cameras ( images and video evidence) as a form of security – to keep us safe. Security is evident through images and video evidence

The process of providing evidence that the images are real
Used as evidence in court and in formal internal disciplinary matters, they were asked to describe how the images are “safeguarded”(protected) How they were labeled as to location and time and what chain of custody policies ensured that the images were not tampered with and were they actually the ones the charges were based on Images were common when it came to criminal or civil.

The media were intrigued by the video evidence as it established who commited what crime, although readers not knowing that they were being perceieved by the false truth Images were publicized widely in local newspapers, on television stations and were often shown on news programs. It was proven by the research program that videos played a huge role in assisting in criminal prosecutions, almost as many agencies reported that they had used images from their surveillance systems as evidence in employee disciplinary actions.

e. Point 3: statement plus evidence ( ie. Quote / paraphrase/summary plus give reference to source)

link them both together now.

f. Conclusion: restating thesis and suggesting a connection between different points

It is clear therefore that the social implications of the technologies, Surveillance and Security play a vast role in society. The use of monitoring children (is shown) has a direct influence on their well-being, knowing where they are and what they are doing. This adds a sense of relief to important people in their life surrounding them although it interferes with a child’s independence throughout their life. Monitoring is evidence that this activity prevents accidents and inappropriate behaviour, but also encourages good behaviour. The use of monitoring through cameras not only keeps people and property safe but it is a source of evidence ( in terms of images and video evidence) that can be used to provide evidence to prove the elements of a case of the elements of a defense.

– Child safety, Stuructured separation
and property adds a sense of protection ensuring them to feel safe and secure

The social implications
both surveillance and security deal with being monitored
Surveillance of Children
Having parents, guardians, managers, teachers etc

be a logical ending to what has been previously been discussed. It must pull together all of the parts of your argument and refer the reader back to the focus you have outlined in your introduction and to the central topic. This gives your essay a sense of unity. never contain any new information.

usually be only a paragraph in length, but in an extended essay (3000+ words) it may be better to have two or three paragraphs to pull together the different parts of the essay. add to the overall quality and impact of the essay. This is your final statement about this topic; thus it can make a great impact on the reader.

This includes observation from a distance by means of electronic equipment, or inception of electronically transmitted information. Thesis Statement

a. tells the reader how you will interpret the significance of the subject matter under discussion. b. is a road map for the paper; in other words, it tells the reader what to expect from the rest of the paper. c. directly answers the question asked of you. A thesis is an interpretation of a question or subject, not the subject itself. The subject, or topic, of an essay might be World War II or Moby Dick; a thesis must then offer a way to understand the war or the novel. d. makes a claim that others might dispute. is usually a single sentence somewhere in your first paragraph that presents your argument to the reader. The rest of the paper, the body of the essay, gathers and organizes evidence that will persuade the reader of the logic of your interpretation.

e. Social Implication – pertaining (relating) to human relations, companionship, society or community and its organizational structure. f.
g. This means what you do, in terms of your lifetime, how do your decisions effect

How does monitoring through parents etc effect the children
How does the use of photos and video evidence affect the end result in protecting / putting the bad away example in jail or be charge with an offence. Protects no only that person but others – saves lives

When references sources – how do we reference?

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