I am Sander Flight: independent academic based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I began my career as a researcher in 1996 and since then I have specialized in surveillance, privacy and camera technology.
Cameras and surveillance
I focus on security cameras and all the issues that are associated with that technology. To make cameras ‘work’, you need a combination of legal, organizational and technical knowledge.
I have published widely on the subject, sometimes in English. Some examples:
- Does CCTV Displace Crime? In: CCTV (Ed. Martin Gill), Perpetuity Press: Leicester (2003).
- Opening Up the Black Box: Understanding the Impact of Bodycams on Policing In: European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin, CEPOL (2018).
- Searching Downstream: the Prosecutorial Utility of Body Cameras On: LinkedIn (2018)
- Evaluation of bodycams for the Amsterdam Police (2019)
- Taking off the blinders: A general framework to understand how bodycams work. In: Police on Camera (Ed. Bryce Clayton Newell), Routledge (2020)
Since 2014, I teach courses about public order law, security-issues and privacy. Other teaching assignments are guest-lectures for students in several Dutch universities (Leiden, Twente, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Delft). I also regularly present at international conferences and am available as speaker or panel-member.
I am a member of these organisation:
- Association for administrative law
- Network of academic evaluators
- Designing out crime association
- European Society of Criminology
My clients include national and local governments, the police, prosecutors’ office, and organisations in the fields of healthcare, education and public transportation.