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This research study was designed to gain a better understanding of the potential impacts a body-worn camera can have on a witness reporting a crime to an officer. This study uses an online survey distributed through Qualtrics and asks participants to respond with their likelihood of reporting the crime they are prompted (such as property damage, DUI, drug sale, assault, and robbery) in the presence or absence of a body-camera, and the recording of their statement. The main concept that is being examined is whether there are potential negative consequences of body-cameras such as preventing witnesses from coming forward because they do not want to be recorded. Participants are also asked about their opinions on police legitimacy, police effectiveness, and privacy concerns regarding body-worn cameras. The study consists of 323 respondents, and this sample is gained from Mechanical Turk.
Body-worn camera; Witness to crime; Police legitimacy; Police effectiveness; Privacy concerns
Criminology | Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Dudinskaya, Tanya, "Examining Crime Reporting Behaviors in the Presence of Body-Worn Cameras" (2020). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 3888.
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