CCTV cameras have been installed in the Meadowell Estate in Northumbria. The cameras are not liked by everyone, but they are bringing down the level of crime. The cameras are monitored by North Tyneside Council and the police have full access. CCTV cameras can act as a deterrent to crime if strategically placed. They can also help the police to target resources more effectively.

This clip is from:
Mapping Crime
First broadcast:
22 February 2008

Can be used to discuss the impact of CCTV cameras on the Meadowell Estate. Explain why the introduction of CCTV may lead to a decrease in crime. Which organisations are monitoring crime in the area and what are the advantages of CCTV? Are there any examples of disadvantages caused by the introduction of CCTV?