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Looking at the Impact on Policing of Body Worn Cameras

January, 2017

Dr. Craig Uchida, Justice & Security Strategies, Inc., discusses the importance of using research to examine the impact of body-worn cameras. He leads an NIJ-supported project to evaluate the use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement to determine if they improve police behavior and relationships with the community.

Body Worn Cameras: Research Underway at NIJ

June, 2015

Body worn camera technology has been at the forefront of the national discussion on policing. NIJ Director Nancy Rodriguez discusses how there is currently little science-based guidance to help for law enforcement officials decide whether and how to use body worn cameras in their jurisdictions. Rodriguez highlights how NIJ is supporting research, including projects in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, to evaluate the use and impact of body worn cameras.

LEADS Scholar Spotlight - American Society of Evidence-Based Policing

October, 2018
Joshua Young, a retired corporal of the Ventura Police Department in California and Class of 2015 Scholar of NIJ’s Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Program, discusses the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing, which encourages the use of data and research to inform policing. He also talks about a randomized control trial he conducted on body-worn cameras and the support he has received from the LEADS program.

The Las Vegas Body-Worn Camera Experiment

Prepared remarks of NIJ Director David B. Muhlhausen delivered at a press event hosted by CNA.

November 27, 2017

Thank you, Sheriff Lombardo, and thank you all for being here today.

My name is David Muhlhausen and I am the director of the National Institute of Justice, or NIJ.

NIJ is the research, development, and evaluation arm of the Department of Justice. We fund research to answer some of the most timely and important questions in the criminal justice field.