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CD 335
Police culture and officers receptivity to body-worn cameras [Recurso eletrónico] : a panel study / Hannah Cochran, Robert E. Worden
Policing: An International Journal, Vol. 46, n. 1 (2023), p. 24-39
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Purpose – The objectives of this research were to examine how officer perspectives on body-worn cameras (BWCs) are patterned by broader occupational attitudes, and to analyze stability and change in officers’ attitudes toward BWCs before and after the deployment of the technology. Design/methodology/approach – The authors analyze panel survey data on individual officers in the Albany (New York) Police Department (APD). Findings – Pre-BWC deployment, officers varied in their occupational attitudes and BWC perspectives, and the officers’ BWC outlooks bore relationships to several occupational attitudes. BWC outlooks were largely stable following deployment. Individual changes in BWC perspectives were related to officers’ assignments and unrelated to officers’ occupational attitudes. Originality/value – The authors use panel survey data to test hypotheses about the effect of broad occupational attitudes on officers’ receptivity to BWCs and to analyze change pre-/post-BWC deployment.