Researchers from the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Criminology ( IoC ) in the UK have published the first full scientific study of the landmark crime experiment they conducted on policing with body-worn-cameras in Rialto, California in 2012. The results have been cited by police departments around the world as justification for rolling out this technology. A release from the university explains that the experiment showed that evidence capture is just one output of body-worn video, and that the technology is perhaps most effective at actually preventing escalation during police-public interactions, whether that’s abusive behavior towards police or unnecessary use of force by police.

Police Body Cameras Can Prevent Use of Force