Position - Professor of Sociology
Institution - The University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield, Department of Sociological Studies, Elmfield, Northumberland Road, Sheffield, S10 2TU, UK
tel. +44 114 222 6460
E-Mail - c.norris(at)sheffield.ac.uk
For the last decade my research has involved documenting and analysing the increased use of surveillance in contemporary society. In particular it has focused on the police use of informants, CCTV surveillance, and surveillance in criminal justice system. I have also played a central role in establishing Surveillance Studies as a specialist field of knowledge by building the infrastructure to create a viable sub-discipline. This has informed my work in setting up: a journal - /Surveillance and Society/; creating an academic community of scholars the through the /Surveillance Studies Network/; hosting a biennial conference (held in Sheffield 2004, 2006, 2008); being awarded (with others) an ESRC seminar series, and participating in range of international collaborations, UrbanEye, 2001-2004, (Technical University of Berlin); For Whom the Bell Curves, 2005-9, (University of Trondheim); The New Transparency 2008-14; (Kingston University, Ontario).
Research Networks and Activity: Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the study of surveillance in all its forms, and the free distribution of scholarly information and owns the journal Surveillance and Society.