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Understanding the Broader Impacts of Body Worn Cameras on Police Work, Community Perceptions and Community Health: A Multi-Method Assessment

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $552,589)

This application will conduct a 30-month quasi-experimental study that uses a mixed method approach to uncover officer and citizen perceptions of body worn cameras (BWCs) in Philadelphia, PA, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD).

It will also use spatial analyses to explore potential impacts on community health (a focus on how officers respond to individuals affected by drug use and addiction). The outcome measures will inform a citizen survey and a PPD police officer survey. The applicant, also, will rely on official police data (e.g., reported crime, calls for service and emergency medical service calls).

This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law, and complies with Part 200, Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR, 200.210 (a) (14). CA/NCF

Date Created: September 23, 2017