As If All the World Were Watching: Why Today's Law Enforcement Needs to Be Wearing Body Cameras

22 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2015 Last revised: 22 Mar 2016

Date Written: June 10, 2015

Abstract

The widespread use of body-worn cameras among police departments across the nation is not only the next logical step in law enforcement, but in the wake of the confrontation in Ferguson, Missouri between Michael Brown and Darren Wilson, it is also crucial to ensuring the safety of both civilians and officers alike. This article discusses the numerous advantages to body-worn technology and the positive results that have been demonstrated by precincts already utilizing the equipment; as well as dispels several counter arguments, namely that body-worn cameras are a violation of privacy.

Keywords: body-worn cameras, body cameras, body-worn technology

Suggested Citation

Moser, Rikkilee, As If All the World Were Watching: Why Today's Law Enforcement Needs to Be Wearing Body Cameras (June 10, 2015). Rikkilee Moser, Comment, As If All The World Were Watching: Why Today’s Law Enforcement Needs To Be Wearing Body Cameras, 7 N. ILL. L. REV. ONLINE J. 1 (2015), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2616726

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