Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)

Program

Criminal Justice and Criminology

Date of Award

5-2013

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Larry Miller

Committee Members

John Whitehead, Gregory Rocheleau

Abstract

The purpose of this study it to research the role and public perception of security surveillance on a university campus. The research measured variables such as age, gender, class standing political affiliation, and one's residence whether on campus or off campus. This study is focused on how students view security surveillance, and whether they see security surveillance as an important tool for the safety of the public or a threat to privacy. A student survey was administered to undergraduate students asking how they felt about crime on campus and whether crime was a problem that could be solved by security cameras. The research indicates that the majority of students do not view security surveillance as a threat to their privacy, and that security cameras are an important tool in combating crime.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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