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Making Sense of the Current State of Body-Worn Camera Research (Webinar)

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As body-worn cameras (BWCs) have rapidly diffused across the U.S. and globally, the research base has struggled to keep pace.

Nonetheless, the literature has exploded from five published studies in 2014 to well over 70 in 2019.

The majority of this research has focused on outcomes such as the use of force, citizen complaints, officer perceptions, and officer activity.

The state of the literature, however, has grown complex, leading to a lack of consensus as to how the technology impacts these and other outcomes.

This discussion of BWCs will work to make sense of the seemingly-conflicting research on an increasingly popular, yet controversial, tool in policing.

Date Created: February 3, 2021