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Closed circuit television (CCTV)

A form of situational crime prevention. Consists of cameras that are set up to collect images. These images are transferred to a monitor where they are saved and later watched and reviewed. CCTVs assist police and other law enforcement in responding to and gathering information about incidents (Gill and Spriggs, 2005).

Source: reproduced with the permission of the Government of Canada

added by
Burkhard Hasenpusch
German Congress on Crime Prevention (GCOCP)

french: Télévision en circuit fermé (TCF)