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Police Officer Body-Worn Cameras

Police Officer Body-Worn Cameras – Assessing the Evidence, by Michael D. White, PhD – Office of Justice Programs.

“The majority of this publication reviews the claims made by advocates and critics regarding body worn camera technology and includes a discussion of the empirical evidence supporting each claim. Given the lack of research, there is little evidence to support or refute many of the claims, and there are outstanding questions regarding the impact and consequences of body-worn cameras. Nevertheless, the available studies have provided insight into several areas, suggesting that additional study of the technology is warranted. However, police departments should be cautious and deliberate in their exploration of the technology given the lack of research.”

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