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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Body Worn Video Essential Reading

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The AELE Evidence Preservation Information Center (EPIC) legal staff have compiled at comprehensive collection of body worn video related materials touching on subjects of policy, privacy, scholarly articles and research – an essential guide.


Body Camera Driven Insight for Police Solutions

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(Via: Accenture) Body-worn video cameras are more than just another device in the wearable technologies revolution. The body camera—worn on helmets, jackets and lapels—has the potential to be a powerful means of protecting both the citizen and the officer and delivering public service for the future through digital law enforcement.


Body Worn Video – Does The Public Have A Right To Know?

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Body worn video cameras are fast becoming standard issue for police worldwide. With the benefits being felt by most, the calls to expand research and questions relating to releasing video to the media take focus. Often, the Rialto Study is referenced as proof of success of body worn video. However, the researchers have said that […]


Body Worn Video Science to Improve Policing

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Barack Obama has responded to many growing concerns about policing by proposing $75 million to provide 50,000 body worn video cameras to the nation’s police. This initiative should bring movement to make street policing more transparent and accountable to avoid disputes.


A Body Worn Video Camera and a Badge

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Infographics are a great way to lay out information and communicate it in a visually pleasing style. PowerDMS and Daigle Law Group created this fantastic graphic, which is essential viewing for members of the body worn video camera world. Additionally you can also find a comprehensive list of essential body worn video camera scholarly research, […]


A Nation Asks for Body Worn Video

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The body worn video expansion is so significant, a leading US congressman is pressuring the White House to include funds for police surveillance equipment in President Barack Obama’s annual budget. In December the President proposed an investment of $263 million into community policing that would include more training, and resources, with $75 million of the […]


Body Worn Video Calls Time on Secret Grand Juries

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Two New Mexico police officers were recently charged under suspicion of murder after body worn video cameras filmed them killing a knife-wielding homeless man who was camping in nearby city hills.


The Rialto Study ‘What We Know So Far’

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Co-Authored by Barak Ariel and Alex Sutherland (Via The Conversation) The recent completion of the study in Rialto California my colleagues and I studied the effect of body worn video on police use-of-force and citizens’ complaints against the police. The study randomly assigned officer shifts to wearing cameras or not. We found that both police […]


Perceptual Distortion in Deadly Situations

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The topic of perception is usually referred to in the context of body worn video to address the high-adrenaline changes to the body during a threatening situation. In such situations many officers report a variety of conditions such as tunnel-vision, lessened hearing, slowing of motion, plus more.


Body Worn Video Projects You Haven’t Heard Of

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Body worn video is usually referred to in the context of its use by the emergency services, particularly the police. However, projects have surfaced seeking to use body worn video cameras for other purposes, which may eventually lead to greater technology developments in police-standard cameras.