This project is a dual site RCT testing the effect of body worn video (BWV) on Use of Force, Complaints, criminal justice (CJ) outcomes, officer legitimacy and public perception.
Inspector Darren Henstock
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Compared to not wearing cameras, wearing body worn video by patrol officers will:
- decrease number of recorded incidents of use of force
- decrease number of citizens complaints
- increase satisfaction of members of the public coming into contact with the police
- improve self-legitimacy of police officers
- increase rate of prosecution/charge/early guilty pleas
Birmingham South; Wolverhampton Local Policing Unit, West Midlands Police.
Target sample size
430 officer shifts.
Participants - inclusion criteria
Response officers from Local Policing Units (LPU).
Birmingham South - two units - personal issue
Wolverhampton - five Units - pool issue
Level 5 Maryland Scale - RCT
- Randomised shifts, experimental shifts assigned by Cambridge monthly.
- Cameras/no Cameras.