The independent Task Force on Policing was launched in November 2020 by the Council on Criminal Justice. Its mission is to identify the policies and practices most likely to reduce violent encounters between officers and the public and improve the fairness and effectiveness of American policing. The Task Force is evaluating more than two dozen proposed policing reforms, including those focused on preventing excessive use of force, reducing racial biases, increasing accountability, and improving the relationship between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.
The Task Force on Policing is staffed by the Council, with research support from the Crime Lab at University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy.
Make sure to check out the several different Policy Assessments that they offer on it’s website.
HERE are a few notable ones that can be downloaded from the website:
Body-Worn Cameras (BWC) – HERE
Civilian Oversight – HERE
Governmental Oversight and Reform Measures – HERE
There is both opinions to this. Keep scrolling down to see both opinions.
Body-worn cameras are not a cure-all but have become a necessary tool to improve policing, write Arizona State and California State professors Michael…
— Read on www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/the-saturday-debate/2021/01/09/do-body-worn-cameras-increase-police-accountability.html
Do Body-Worn Cameras Change Law Enforcement Arrest Behavior? A National Study of Local Police Departments – Sunyoung Pyo, 2020
— Read on journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0275074020982688
Body‐worn cameras’ effects on police officers and citizen behavior: A systematic review – Lum – 2020 – Campbell Systematic Reviews – Wiley Online Library
— Read on onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cl2.1112
A civil rights group released a study that says bodycams can alter the way a police officer writes a report.
— Read on defensemaven.io/bluelivesmatter/news/bodycam-advocates-now-claim-body-cameras-are-a-threat-to-civil-rights-RZI2tR4e9UaYyZdz6Ce3pA/
See the report HERE