Body-worn cameras

Here’s a summary of the oft-mentioned Rialto, California body-worn camera experiment. It emphasizes that the positive effects (reduced police use of force and fewer citizen complaints) were not due solely to the technology, but rather “the combination of the camera plus both the warning and cognition of the fact that the encounter is being filmed.” Importantly, the article notes that the experiment is currently being replicated in over 30 locations around the world.

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