Police Officer Body-Worn Cameras: Assessing the Evidence

 

This publication provides a review of the available evidence on officer body-worn cameras. The goal is to provide a comprehensive resource that will help law enforcement agencies to understand the factors they should consider to make informed decisions regarding the adoption of body-worn camera technology. This resource also provides an overview of empirical studies to date that have examined the implementation and impact of officer body-worn cameras. The overwhelming theme from this review is the lack of available research on the technology. Overall, this review provides a comprehensive discussion of the issues and evidence surrounding officer body-worn cameras. The review also provides a framework that will allow law enforcement agencies to consider the full range of issues regarding adoption of the technology.