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Key Studies about Body Worn Video

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The world of body worn video is developing rapidly and expanding on a global level, similar to other devices being introduced into the security and emergency response industries, and real-world evaluations of such provide valuable information which can determine the success of new technologies.

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“When you put a camera on a police officer, they tend to behave a little better, follow the rules a little better. And if a citizen knows the officer is wearing a camera, chances are the citizen will behave a little better.”
– William A. Farrar, Chief of Police, Rialto (California) Police Department

1) Body Worn Video Projects in Aberdeen and Renfrewshire Evaluation Report

This report covers the introduction and methodology surrounding implementation and use of body worn video focused specifically on 2 Scottish Forces

2) Self-awareness to Being Watched and Socially-Desirable Behaviour: A Field Experiment On The Effect of Body Worn Cameras on Police Use-Of-Force

One of the largest studies conducted this randomized controlled experiment sought to evaluate how BWV can affect behaviour.

3) The Essex Body Worn Video Trial: The Impact of BWV on Criminal Justice Outcomes of Domestic Abuse Incidents

Assessing how BWV can have an impact on the judicial outcomes of domestic abuse cases.

4) Implementing a Body Worn Camera Program: Recommendations and Lessons Learned

A review of the implementation of BWV within a force, with key findings and alternate approaches for the future.

5) Police Officer Body-Worn Cameras: Assessing the Evidence

A comprehensive guide to all things BWV related, with a focus on translating scientific evidence related to BWV to the field.

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