BWVSG

Body Worn Video Steering Group

Monthly Archives: March 2015

FAQ’s: Australia’s Northern Territory BWV Trial

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The Northern Territory Police Force is committed to exploring new capabilities to enhance frontline efficiency, and commenced a trial of Body Worn Video in January 2015 expected to complete 31st March 2015. As a result we have a look at the outline for the trial, which could lead to further regions adopting the technology.


Body Cameras Discussed by Chicago Criminology and Psychology Professor

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Art Lurigio is a professor of criminal justice, criminology, and psychology at Loyola University Chicago. Read an interview with him about the use of body cameras by police officers.


Body Cameras May Inadvertently Improve the School-to-Prison Pipeline

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The American Civil Liberties Union has just released an article related to the question of whether body worn video cameras have a place in schools. Naturally, this is fraught with issues concerning privacy and the criminalisation of actions previously dealt with internally.


Should Police Officers Wear Body Cameras? (TV Discussion)

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In the wake of the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown, police accountability and transparency are key talking points. Dashboard cameras have become commonplace in law enforcement, but should body cameras become the new norm too? Some say this would benefit both cops and civilians but there are a number of steps that need to […]


Operation Hyperion – The Final Report

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Public order and assault crimes have gone down by nearly 20 per cent in a police area where all frontline officers wear Body-Worn Video (BWV) cameras, according to new research from the University of Portsmouth.


Making Sense of Police Response to Mental Health

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Very few lines of work require an individual to act as counsellor, treatment coordinator, and law enforcer. Police officers across the world often have to encompass all these responsibilities when responding to a call where a suspect is believed to be mentally ill.


Changing Faces of Technology: Body Camera Biometrics

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In February the NYC based think tank Data & Society Research Institute published a report focused on police body worn video cameras. Their aim is to assess the various aspects of the technology, in relation to biometrics and privacy, resulting in what this may mean for the future.


‘How Does 84 Hours of Body Camera Video Cost $18,000?’

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A local Saratosa civil liberties activist is suing the city and Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino over the high cost of obtaining video from new police body cameras.


ACLU and Privacy: Open Up Body Camera Footage To Public

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On Friday 6th March, the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) and a coalition of civil rights organizations and traditional supporters of police accountability came out in opposition to a bill in the Florida Senate regarding police body cameras due to the bill’s overly-broad public record exemptions that could keep evidence of police misconduct from seeing […]


Using Body Cameras Holds Police Accountable

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Every week the (Hilltop Views) editorial board reflects on a current issue faced in society. The position taken does not reflect the opinions of everyone on the Hilltop Views staff. In this edition body worn cameras are the subject of focus.