The Evolution of New Technologies of Surveillance in Children’s Services in England

  • Paul Michael GarrettEmail author
Part of the Information Technology and Law Series book series (ITLS, volume 20)


Within sociology and criminology, complex debates are, therefore, now taking place which examine whether surveillance is centralized, in the Orwellian sense, or whether the growth of surveillance systems is more dispersed, decentralized, and ‘rhizomatic’, more ‘like a creeping plant than a centrally controlled trunk with spreading branches’ (Lyon 2001a, p. 4). However, the idea that surveillance is now diffusing into society at large and is no longer so dominated by the state apparatus is somewhat contentious.


Global Position System Surveillance Technology Surveillant Practice Stage Debate Child Welfare Professional 
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Association of Chief Police Officers


Common Assessment Form


Closed Circuit Television




European Convention on Human Rights


Electronic Monitoring


Global Positioning System


Information Commissioner’s Office


Information and Communications Technologies


Joint Committee on Human Rights


Ipsos MORI’s Social Research Institute


Radio Frequency Identification


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Political Science and SociologyNational University of IrelandGalwayIreland

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