Exploring the impact of body-worn video on the everyday behaviours of police officers

Harrison, Karen, L'Hoiry, Xavier and Santorso, Simone (2021) Exploring the impact of body-worn video on the everyday behaviours of police officers. The Police Journal: Theory, Policy and Practice . ISSN 0032-258X

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Abstract

The use of body worn video in Police Forces in England and Wales is not new. On the whole, evaluations have been positive, although, there is little evidence regarding how beneficial the cameras can be in terms of how they impact on the everyday behaviours of those police officers who wear them. In an attempt to add to this literature base, this article looks at how the implementation of BWV into one police force in England impacted on the behaviour of those officers who were tasked with wearing the technology. The study on which this paper is based used a mixed methodological design to capture the reflections of police officers about the impacts of BWV on their everyday behaviours. While the dominant view is largely positive, concerns as to privacy infringements and the use of BWV footage as a potential tool for supervisory surveillance emerged as key issues.

Keywords:Policing, Body Worn Video, England, Wales
Subjects:M Law > M990 Law not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Law School
ID Code:44022
Deposited On:23 Feb 2021 12:40

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