Ample evidence is showing a growing acceptance by Americans of video cameras being placed in public places for security purposes, similar to what has been common for years already in many countries in Europe and elsewhere. The most noteworthy example recently of the results that can come from such surveillance is obviously the footage that led authorities to the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
That increased comfort level with running cameras -- obviously not without critics, despite its growing acceptance generally -- is fueling a push for cameras in more private areas, as well.
A primary example of that is in nursing homes, where there is an emerging trend that embraces cameras being placed inside facilities to both guard against and film actual instances of nursing home abuse and neglect. Examples of that range widely from improper transfers leading to patients' falling and medication errors to lack of proper feeding and acts of employee abuse.