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Cops, Cameras, and CrisisThe Potential and the Perils of Police Body-Worn Cameras$
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Michael D. White and Aili Malm

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781479820177

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479820177.001.0001

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Setting the Stage

Setting the Stage

Innovation, the Current Crisis, and Police Body-Worn Cameras

(p.1) 1 Setting the Stage
(p.iii) Cops, Cameras, and Crisis

Michael D. White

Aili Malm

NYU Press

This chapter lays a foundation for the rest of the book by placing BWCs in the larger context of cameras in policing. The chapter reviews the explosion of interest in BWCs, largely as a result of the crisis in police legitimacy that emerged after the summer of 2014. This chapter provides an overview of the claims made about the impact and consequences of BWCs and summarizes the research on those claims. This chapter also provides an overview for the remaining chapters and reviews the primary takeaways from the book.

Keywords:   crisis in policing, police body-worn cameras, police legitimacy

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