Use of Force under Scrutiny: Impacts of Body-Worn Cameras on Types of Force Used by Police
Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Criminology and Criminal Justice
While several studies have examined the impact of body-worn cameras (BWCs) on the frequency of use of force incidents with mixed results, research evaluating the impact of BWCs on types of force is scant. Utilizing 86-months of use of force report data from a medium-sized mid-Atlantic police department (36 months pre, and 50 months post-BWC implementation), the current study addresses limitations in prior BWC research and explores the potential relationship between BWCs and the level/types of force used through the use of Vector Autoregression Analysis.
body-worn cameras, use of force, police, force continuum, types of force, Vector Autoregression Analysis
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© Michaela Elizabeth Goldsmith
Goldsmith, Michaela Elizabeth, "Use of Force under Scrutiny: Impacts of Body-Worn Cameras on Types of Force Used by Police" (2021). MSU Graduate Theses. 3594.
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