Course: Security and Surveillance I

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In this course students will be introduced to the theory of surveillance. They will be able to understand the theoretical background to surveillance studies and the identification of surveillance societies, with specific emphasis on techno-social relations.


Week 1 – Sociology of law, crime & technology

Week 2 – Risk, danger and subjective insecurity

Week 3 – The rhetoric of surveillance: from Bentham to Foucault

Week 4 – Criminology, deviation, victimology & surveillance

Week 5 – Surveillance and policing

Week 6 – Surveillance societies

Week 7 – Sousveillance and counterveillance

Hours of dedication

5 hours a week. Total amount of hours: 35

Aimed at

Professionals and researchers with expertise and skills geared towards developing security strategies in a broad sense and from several perspectives.