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Perceptions or Reality? Body Cameras, Police Officers and Citizens

Increasingly, police are adopting a myriad of policies to alleviate negative community policing relations.

One such policy innovation has been the introduction of body worn cameras (BWC) to hold citizens and police officers more accountable for their actions. As BWC use increases, little is known about what effect it is having on police officers and citizens.

In his presentation, Assistant Professor James Wright of the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy will highlight citizens' perceptions of BWC technology, as well as how the introduction of BWC changes reported crime rates.

After the brief talk, the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in a dialogue on the topic.

Policy Pubs take place in the relaxed, informal atmosphere in the bar area of one of the city's most popular restaurants.

Pub attendees listen to brief, plain-language talks about such topics as politics, economics, the environment, and more. Then they ask questions and engage in friendly dialogue. It’s fun, social, interactive, and highly informative.

Because these events are very well attended, the public is encouraged to arrive early to get a convenient parking spot and a good table inside.

Tuesday, March 10 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Backwoods Bistro 401 E. Tennessee St., Tallahassee

Event Type

Presentations, Speakers & Lectures, Free to the Public

Departments Filters

Colleges, College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, Social Sciences and Public Policy

Website

https://coss.fsu.edu/node/654

Group
All Audiences
Hashtag

#PolicePolicies

Contact Name:

Rob Nixon

Contact Phone

8506459479

Contact Email

rnixon@fsu.edu

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