Seeing is (not always) believing: bodycams and truthful evidence

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The use of bodycams can lend to greater legitimacy, transparency, and accountability with regard to police-citizen interactions. However, they ought not be considered a panacea, and need to be understood in their fuller context. The footage they produce is not the only bearer of truth about police-citizen encounters, rather it ought to be considered as an additional perspective on what happens in such encounters.
Translated title of the contributionSeeing is (not always) believing: bodycams and truthful evidence
Original languageDutch
Title of host publicationEen vraag naar waarheid
EditorsJoke Bauwens, Vincent Ginis, Trisha Meyer, Bart Van Kerkhove, Kart Verstrynge
Place of PublicationBrussels
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789461174444
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • body cam
  • truth
  • surveillance
  • police


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