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... The Perception of CCTV Introduction In the past decade or so, Closed Circuit Television, or CCTV, has seen considerable growth in use, in sites that allow free access for the public. The deployment, as well as necessary and possible regulations for CCTV systems, has been the cause of much debate (Goold 65). There is surprisingly minimal research that seeks to address the acceptability of systems like CCTV to the general public and their effectiveness in improving security, however. Effectiveness, in this case, refers to reduction of disorder and crime. In this research report, various issues will be analyzed, such as whether hidden CCTV cameras reduce security breaches based on people’s perception,...