Prevention and reduction of crime and disorder have been important political issues in South Korea during the past decade, and specifically in local autonomous boroughs in Seoul. These boroughs have introduced CCTV's installation as main policy for the prevention and reduction of crime and disorder. This paper focuses on empirically-based public policy that is relevant to these issues. Key themes are the trends and effectiveness of CCTV policy on prevention and reduction of crime & disorder. The debate about CCTV as a policy for crime prevention and reduction since the 1990s is described and analysed. In other words, this paper describes and critically assesses the impacts of the CCTV policy and summarizes the information related to CCTV. In this paper are also reviewed, including CCTV policy trends, the UK’s experience with CCTV policy at local and central levels. The research results showed that CCTV was not effective in the prevention and reduction of 5 serious crimes in Seoul, South Korea.
Ⅱ. Emergence and Proliferation of CCTV systems
Ⅲ. The UK experience: CCTV Policy
Ⅳ. Introduction and Diffusion of CCTV in South Korea
Ⅴ. Misleading: CCTV Policy of South Korea against crime & disorder