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.