Open to Interpretation: Confronting the Challenges of Understanding the Current State of Body-Worn Camera Research

Open to Interpretation: Confronting the Challenges of Understanding the Current State of Body-Worn Camera Research

Source

American Journal of Criminal Justice (2020)

Authors

Janne E. Gaub and Michael D. White

In only five years, both the implementation of police body-worn cameras (BWCs) and
the evidence base evaluating the technology has diffused at a breakneck pace. As the
number of studies has increased, so too has the uncertainty surrounding BWCs and
their impact on various outcomes. In this commentary, we bring together the differing
viewpoints on the five existing summaries of the BWC literature, highlight the key
sources of contention, and make recommendations for BWC scholars and consumers
moving forward.

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