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magazine article | 08.15.05

The Problem With Police Body Cameras

Janet A. Vertesi

“But as history tells us, camera evidence does not an indictment make.”

D&S advisor, Janet Vertesi discusses the difficulty with visual evidence in criminal indictments and the power of visual suggestibility. Offering evidence as to why police worn body cameras may not be the panacea they have recently been portrayed as.

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