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Body worn cameras and the courts : a national survey of state prosecutors / by Linda Merola, Cynthia Lum, Christopher S. Koper and Amber Scherer.

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"In this report, we build on the knowledge about body worn cameras by carrying out a national survey of state prosecutors’ offices to begin to understand the impacts of BWCs on the courts. A random sample of 1,005 prosecutors’ offices was drawn from the National Census of State Prosecutors produced by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS, 2007). Mail-based surveys with an electronic option across multiple waves of data collection yielded 321 returned surveys. Lead prosecutors were asked about their use of body worn camera footage so far, as well as their opinions about key issues related to the technology and any concerns they have about the adoption of cameras by law enforcement in their jurisdictions."--Pages 4-5.


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Introduction and summary of this report. -- Body worn cameras and the courts: a national survey of state prosecutors' Offices. -- Survey results. -- Conclusion. -- References.

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