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Beyond the ‘all seeing eye’: Filipino migrant domestic workers’ contestation of care and control in Hong Kong (2018)
Journal Article
Johnson, M., Lee, M., McCahill, M., & Mesina, L. (in press). Beyond the ‘all seeing eye’: Filipino migrant domestic workers’ contestation of care and control in Hong Kong. Ethnos,

This paper draws on ethnographic data about Filipino migrant domestic workers’ perceptions of and responses to the use of surveillance cameras in the home to intervene in recent debates about surveillance, care and social control. On the one hand, ou... Read More

The use of surveillance cameras in a Riyadh shopping mall: Protecting profits or protecting morality? (2011)
Journal Article
Alhadar, I., & McCahill, M. (2011). The use of surveillance cameras in a Riyadh shopping mall: Protecting profits or protecting morality?. Theoretical Criminology, 15(3), 315-330. doi:10.1177/1362480610396644

The rise of mass private property means that people increasingly spend their time in publicly accessible spaces controlled by private interests. Unlike public policing, which is reactive and morally toned, the policing that takes place in mass privat... Read More

The surveillance of 'prolific' offenders : beyond 'docile bodies'
Journal Article
McCahill, M., & Finn, R. The surveillance of 'prolific' offenders : beyond 'docile bodies'. Punishment and Society, 15(1), (23-42). doi:10.1177/1462474512466198. ISSN 1462-4745

This article uses ethnographic research to explore how a sample of state-defined ‘prolific’ offenders living in Northern City (a small city in the North of England) experience and respond to a surveillance regime which includes ‘appointments’, ‘track... Read More

The social impact of surveillance in three UK schools : 'angels', 'devils' and 'teen mums'
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McCahill, M., & Finn, R. The social impact of surveillance in three UK schools : 'angels', 'devils' and 'teen mums'. Surveillance and Society, 7(3/4), (273-289). ISSN 1477-7487

Drawing upon the preliminary findings of a broader ESRC-funded project on the 'surveilled', this paper examines the social impact of 'new surveillance' technologies on the lives of school children living in a Northern City. We conducted fifteen one-h... Read More