How The Body Camera Increase Police Brutality?

954 Words Sep 7th, 2014 4 Pages
Technological Era in Policing
The issue of police body cameras really hit the media hard this week. Blasting from the headlines all citizens were aware that Michael Brown was fatally shot in Ferguson, Missouri. This prompted officers to become equipped with body cameras. This technologically advanced world that we live in today has created a world of tweeting, posting and uploading. It’s about time that police departments take advantage of the tools accessible to them especially with the advancement of equipment. The move forward in technology will help to alleviate speculation on any crime perpetrated. There now will be hard factual evidence on any crime committed against a police officer.
Does the body camera decrease police brutality? Are body cameras more effective in urban or rural areas? Could these cameras decrease corruption in policing? These are a few of many questions that could be brought up about this newly relevant issue. Without even doing research on this topic you could ask a sample of people these burning questions. I think that they would agree that it is a necessary evil when dealing with criminals. It’s logical to assume that your every move is being recorded and you are technically always being “watched”, in saying that one will in turn do their job to the best of their abilities. Its basic science that the independent variable being the camera. The dependent variable is the recorded evidence which is based off of two principles. One is that you can…
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