Date of Award

8-2013

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Department

Executive Leadership

First Supervisor

Richard Maurer

Second Supervisor

Debra Thomas

Abstract

This dissertation analyzed the policies of colleges in the Mid-Atlantic United States as they relate to the ethical use of surveillance cameras on college campuses. The quantitative study surveyed security professionals at these colleges to assess how each college developed, deployed, and integrated CCTV policies related to securing video data, safeguarding privacy, and prevention of the potential for the unethical use of surveillance cameras. This research used the Baldrige Criteria Scoring System to develop questions for the survey related to the Approach, Deployment, Learning, and Integration of each college’s policies. The findings of this research will enable colleges to develop standardized best practices to use when developing ethical use of CCTV policies. The analysis of the survey responses determined that less than 50% of the colleges participating in the study actually had a written CCTV policy. Many of the policies that colleges did have, failed to include mandated training of personnel, or provisions ensuring that their policies remained up-to-date. The results indicated that all types of colleges, public and private, two-year and four-year, lacked consistent and comprehensive policies regulating the use of CCTV on their campuses.

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