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

Janne E. Gaub, Michael D. White

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)899-913
Number of pages15
JournalAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice
Volume45
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2020

Keywords

  • Body-worn cameras (BWCs)
  • Police
  • Research base
  • Review
  • Technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law

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