behavior (Foucault, p.201). This, is what Foucault claims as "the major effect of thePanopticon: to induce in the inmate a state of conscious and permanent visibility that assuresthe automatic functioning of power" (Foucault, p.201). The term "panopticism" was thenformed from this idea and can be applied to different social contexts and institutions, where itis the surveillance of the public's social norms and habits within society (Foucault, p.207).The feeling of always being watched usually hinders bad behavior or encourages "normal" oracceptable behavior. This means that disturbances and conflicts are stopped before they evenstart, causing the power of an institution to lie within the vulnerability of individuals in agiven society (Foucault, p.202). According to Foucault the effect of the Panopticon in thepenal system or prisons dramatically changed by the psychological way of punishment,resulting in no physical punishment.The concept of the Panopticon in the penal system, which showed immediate successin reform and discipline, eventually lead to it being linked to every component of the modernsociety. Jeremy Bentham’s Panopticon and Foucault concept of Panopticism can seen inmany aspects today in our society. The idea of panopticon can be found numerous places andsituations like, schools, hospital, factories, asylums, and even universities. All of these placeshave some kind of surveillance system that often promoted constant “good” or acceptablebehavior, depending on the rules of the institution. Many people in society may not like thatthey are constantly being watched and monitored. The use of panopticon in surveillancesystems in society has proven to be efficient, effective and functional.