Police Body Cameras in Domestic and Sexual Assault Investigations

One of the hottest topics in domestic violence and policing, and policing generally, is the use of body cameras by law enforcement. This issue has become increasingly debated as the public demand for police accountability is on the rise, and technology enhancements offer new opportunities for better data capture. However, the application of body-worn cameras in policing presents issues unique to domestic violence cases.

Against this backdrop, the Battered Women's Justice Project releases a thought-provoking paper, Police Body Cameras in Domestic and Sexual Assault Investigations: Considerations and Unanswered Questions that addresses and tackles some of these issues. Legal and Policy Advisor Sandra Tibbetts Murphy raises concerns from the field and details the ways in which the widespread use of body cameras could implicate many safety and privacy concerns for victims.



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