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Body-Worn Camera Toolkit

This toolkit organizes frequently asked questions, resources, and other information by key topic areas, including research, policy, technology, and privacy. In addition, information about specific stakeholder interests can be found on each particular group's page. If you want to gain a quick understanding of the technology, recommended policies, and key privacy considerations, this toolkit section should help you get started.

    BWC Podcast Series

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    Featured Resources

    NIJ Primer

    NIJ NWC Primer

    NLECTC published a primer that answers basic questions about body-worn cameras and implementation issues.

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    10 limitations of body cams you need to know for your protection

    10 Limitations of Body Cameras 

    The Force Science Institute describes limitations to police-worn body cameras for consideration when developing policy, protocols, and training.

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    Police Officer Body-Worn Cameras

    Study Assesses Evidence

    OJP Diagnostic Center publishes an assessment of the evidence to inform conversations about the impact, perceived benefits, and important considerations of using police-worn body cameras

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    Expert Panel

    BJA Expert Panel

    Justice professionals representing law enforcement, courts, prosecution, public defense, labor organizations, and advocates for privacy, victims, and juveniles initiated Toolkit discussions

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