In this module students will be introduced to the use of technologies in policing and the externalities associated. The aim is a training to be proficient in those terms related to risks associated to physical surveillance and data surveillance.


– Surveillance and policing
– Social and criminological externalities of surveillance
– Dataveillance
– Sousveillance and counterveillance
– The surveillance industry

ECTS:  4


  • Ball, K. Haggerty, K. and Lyon, D. (eds) (2012). Routledge International Handbook of Surveillance Studies, London: Routledge, 2012.
  • Byrne, J. and Rebovich, D. (2007). The New technology of Crime, Law and Social Control Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press.
  • Ellul, J. (1964). The technological society. New York: Vintage Books.
  • Galdon-Clavell, G. et al. (2012) “CCTV in Spain. An empirical account of the deployment of  video-surveillance in a Southern-European country”. Information Polity 17(1): 57-68.
  • Harris, C. (2007) “Police and Soft Technology: How Information Technology Contributes to Police Decision Making” In: BYRNE, J. and REBOVICH, D.(2007). The New technology of Crime, Law and Social Control, Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press, p. 153-183.