Date of Graduation

Spring 2021

Degree

Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Department

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Committee Chair

Michael Kyle

Abstract

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.

Keywords

body-worn cameras, use of force, police, force continuum, types of force, Vector Autoregression Analysis

Subject Categories

Other Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Other Social and Behavioral Sciences

Copyright

© Michaela Elizabeth Goldsmith

Available for download on Monday, May 01, 2023

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