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How police body-worn cameras can facilitate misidentification in domestic and family violence responses

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posted on 2024-03-15, 04:16 authored by Mary IliadisMary Iliadis, Bridget Harris, Zarina Vakhitova, Delanie Woodlock, Asher Flynn, Danielle TysonDanielle Tyson
Police body-worn camera (BWC) technologies—affixed to a vest, sunglasses or cap—are deployed by all Australian police agencies, including in frontline responses to domestic and family violence (DFV). This paper presents the findings from the first Australian study focused on how women DFV victim-survivors view and experience BWCs in police call-outs and legal proceedings. Informed by a national survey of 119 victim-survivors, it explores two key concerns relating to the potential consequences of BWC footage: (1) it may facilitate misidentification of the primary aggressor, and (2) perpetrators may use the BWC to present (false) evidence of themselves as blameless.

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Journal

Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice

Article number

684

Pagination

1-15

Location

Canberra, ACT.

ISSN

0817-8542

eISSN

1836-2206

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Publisher

Australian Institute of Criminology

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