Police Body Cameras Argumentative Analysis

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Researchers from the University of Wyoming College of Criminal Justice, Associate Professors Scott Culhane John Boman, and Psychology Department Associate Professor Kimberly Schweitzer published their 2016 study in the journal Police Quarterly regarding the role body worn cameras play in public perceptions of whether police use of force is justifiable. Professor Culhane completed his post-graduate degree at the University of Texas El Paso in Legal Psychology from the University of Texas at El Paso. He is credited with co-authoring twenty-seven published peer-reviewed articles for a variety of criminal justice related topics (University of Wyoming, n.d.). Professor Boman received his post-graduate degree from University of Florida and Professor …show more content…
Police body cameras are rapidly changing the landscape, not only in regards to public opinion, but also in regards to personal privacy for citizens. Fan’s article explored the judicial review and criminal procedure law impacts of police enforcement actions captured on body worn camera as evidence which overshadowing the long regarded standard of written police reports. As a special note, Fan’s article discussed rules for resistance by the courts of becoming seduced by overreliance on video evidence and explores the interpretive analysis on video (Fan, …show more content…
Michael D. White examined benefits of use of police body-worn cameras based on available research and determined that agencies should not rush to implement body-worn camera programs without first establishing proper protocols of how and when the cameras are to be used. Dr. White (2014) contends the benefits of body-worn cameras including deterring poor behavior from officers and citizens, evidence supporting arrests, and increased law enforcement transparency resulting from body-worn cameras may bolster police legitimacy, but his study concluded current research lacked corroborative support for these claims. Additionally, citizens and police officer alike express privacy concerns, and officer safety issues, while agencies express concerns of cost output along with additional extended costs for training and policy

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