Prior to beginning work on this discussion read Chapter 5 in your textbook and review the AELE Law Enforcement (2015) Police body-worn cameras website. (Links to an external site.) Research a minimum of two additional professional sources for policies on body cameras. (Access the MSCJ Professional Sources guide (Links to an external site.) for assistance with finding appropriate resources.)
Law enforcement believes body cameras will absolve them of wrongdoing while the public sees body cameras as a way to hold law enforcement accountable. Before equipping law enforcement with body cameras, there must be a stringent policy in place devised with community input. Include the following in your initial post.
- Evaluate the effects of legal issues on agency operations in using body cameras.
- Assess the impact of fiscal issues using body cameras in law enforcement and correctional organizations.
- Assess the impact of human resources issues using body cams in law enforcement and correctional organizations.
- Using the scenario you chose in Week Two discuss how the outcome would likely have been different if body cameras had been in use.