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Welfare, crime and society: Track 1

If you feel that you are being watched, it may well be that you are. Surveillance is an ever growing feature of 21st century life in countries across the world, raising issues of social justice, security and community. The tracks on this album explore how forms and practices of surveillance reveal the entanglements between welfare, crime and society and the tensions and overlaps between policies aimed at delivering social welfare and those intended to control crime. The material is drawn from the course DD208 Welfare, crime and society

By: The iTunes U team (Programme and web teams)

  • Duration 1 hour 15 mins
  • Updated Monday 14th December 2009
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Sociology
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Track 1: Welfare, crime and society

A short introduction to the album.


© The Open University 2008


Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Welfare, crime and society    A short introduction to the album. Play now Welfare, crime and society
2 Surveillance: safe shopping    Surveillance and security in the White Rose Shopping Centre in Leeds. Play now Surveillance: safe shopping
3 Surveillance: perceptions of security    Private and public, formal and informal forms of security in the White Rose Shopping Centre. Play now Surveillance: perceptions of security
4 Gated communities: who and why?    Exploring some of the reasons why people in different parts of the world choose to live in gated communities. Play now Gated communities: who and why?
5 Gated communities: insiders and outsiders    The purpose and nature of surveillance for residents of gated communities. Play now Gated communities: insiders and outsiders
6 Gated communities: socialness and social retreat    Residents of Atlantic Beach in Cape Town, South Africa, talk about why they feel more comfortable and more secure living in a gated community. Play now Gated communities: socialness and social retreat
7 Gated communities: squatter camp to safe community    Residents of the N2 gateway Project in Langa township, South Africa, talk about the differences the creation of an informal gated community has made to their lives. Play now Gated communities: squatter camp to safe community
8 Gated communities: surveillance and security    Residents of gated communities talk about some of the dilemmas they face and the ever present need for surveillance. Play now Gated communities: surveillance and security
9 Migration: controlling borders    In Algeciras in southern Spain, the arrival of undocumented migrants from North Africa is a daily occurrence. Play now Migration: controlling borders
10 Migration: personal stories    Undocumented migrants tell the stories of their travel from Africa and their experienced when they arrived on Spanish territory. Play now Migration: personal stories
11 Migration: Legal and illegal    The beaurocratic problems migrants face when trying to gain legal status and workers' rights. Play now Migration: Legal and illegal
12 Migration: monitoring and surveillance    The use of documentary evidence as an increasingly important part of border control policy. Play now Migration: monitoring and surveillance
13 Migration: the risks of surveillance    The dangers of trying to control and monitor migrant populations. Play now Migration: the risks of surveillance