This chapter discusses video tracking as a means of future crowd policing. Drawing from interviews with police officers, social workers and fan representatives, the chapter reflects upon the similarities and differences between political protests and the dynamics of football spectators. Video tracking is analysed through a Foucauldian perspective in which it is argued whether or not it could be interpreted as a mode of panopticism. In this text, video tracking is analysed as a social relation between the watcher and the watched. The chapter concludes by considering how crowd behaviour might alter due to the utilization of video tracking systems.

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Krüger, M. (Marco). (2018). The impact of video tracking routines on crowd behaviour and crowd policing. In Protests in the Information Age: Social Movements, Digital Practices and Surveillance (pp. 135–150). doi:10.1201/9781315212357