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Unpublished Paper
Surveillance in Chicago: Growing, but for what purpose?
  • Rajiv Shah, University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago is now one of the leading cities in the world in using surveillance technology. This growth began in 2003 when cameras were used to fight street level crime. Since then, Chicago’s camera network has grown to over 25,000 units, along with the use of a variety of new technologies. This chapter explains this growth and how it affects policing.

  • Chicago,
  • History
Publication Date
Summer July 12, 2014
Citation Information
Rajiv Shah. "Surveillance in Chicago: Growing, but for what purpose?" (2014)
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