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Why Do We Distrust Photographic Evidence?

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“We can never really claim to have seen anything unless it has been photographed.” — Émile Zola, c. 1901, Minutes of the Camera Club of Paris Roger Tichborne was sick of the rural English country life in Hampshire, and like many well-to-do young men of his day decided to fill this void through travel. Heir to […]


4 Easy Methods Used to Maximise the Value of Wearing a Body Camera

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Many front-line police officers, security personnel, government staff, and more report tangible benefits when using body cameras. In the words of the Operation Hyperion report “some users simply switched on the devices at the start of an incident and off at the end, with little thought about using the camera pro-actively.”  This article provides 4 methods […]


Police, Politics, and Policy – Body Camera Privacy

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Concerns related to body camera privacy continues to occupy the attention of human rights groups, unions, police officers and the public alike, resulting in questions pertaining to best practice and guidelines for the technology in this regard.


UK Police: Body Cameras Show World We’re Not Brutes

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Keith Summey, the mayor of North Charleston, South Carolina, is calling for police there to wear body cameras. The goal is to help avoid incidents like the shooting of Walter Scott, which took place in the city on April 4.


An Insider Industry Perspective of Cloud Storage for Law Enforcement

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Government Technology is an online publication dedicated to the dynamics of governing in the information age. In a recent article by Stuart McKee, the chief technology officer for state and local government at Microsoft, he provides an insider perspective on how prepared Cloud storage is for body camera video data.


5 Tips for Using Mobile Video Evidence in Your Agency

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Each week body camera users grow in number, and the scale of an implementation can range from just one or two, to hundreds across a department. In order to manage a project where there is a consistent flow of new data, PoliceOne.com shared this concise package of wisdom on what one should consider.


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.


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.