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

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Abstract

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 viewed in their full context. The footage they produce is not the only bearer of truth about police-citizen encounters, rather they ought to be considered as additional perspectives to what happens in these encounters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA question of truth
EditorsJoke Bauwens, Vincent Ginis, Trisha Meyer, Bart Van Kerkhove, Karl Verstrynge
Place of PublicationBrussels
PublisherVUBPress
Pages71-75
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9789461174918
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NamePoincaré

Keywords

  • bodycams
  • police
  • truth
  • legitimacy
  • technology
  • evidence

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