-Is the use of surveillance cameras in public places a good thing?

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Aug 18, 2014 22:13
-Is the use of surveillance cameras in public places a good thing?

I understand that some people insist that the use of surveillance cameras leads to an abuse of human rights as people do not permit to be monitored. However, I believe that its use has more advantages rather than disadvantages by following two reasons.
First, it is about public safety. I sometimes hear the news in TV and on the radio “The suspect is still on the run.” In this case, surveillance cameras would be very helpful. Even if no one sees the suspect, the cameras could see that person. The polices often find the suspect thanks to the suspect’s footages from surveillance cameras. Speaking from the citizen’s side, surveillance cameras are also useful for the citizens because they hope that a criminal on the run is caught by the police as soon as possible.
Secondly, cameras can work as a deterrent. Installing cameras in public places would discourage people to shoplift. Therefore, the number of lifters would be declining.
So I believe the use of surveillance cameras are advantages.
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