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Document 029528
Police Officer Body-Worn Cameras: Assessing the Evidence
By White, Michael D.. Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Diagnostic Center (Washington, DC). Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) (Washington, DC); Booz Allen Hamilton (Greenwood Village, CO); Institute for Intergovernmental Research and Center for Naval Analyses.
"Although advocates and critics have made numerous claims regarding body-worn cameras, there have been few balanced discussions of the benefits and problems associated with the technology and even fewer discussions of the empirical evidence supporting or refuting those claims. This publication provides a review of the available evidence on officer body-worn cameras. The goal is to provide a comprehensive resource that will help law enforcement agencies to understand the factors they should consi... Read More
60 pages
Document 029644
Implementing a Body-Worn Camera Program: Recommendations and Lessons Learned
By Miller, Lindsay; Toliver, Jessica. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) (Washington, DC). Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) (Washington, DC).
"The recent emergence of body-worn cameras has already had an impact on policing, and this impact will only increase as more agencies adopt this technology. The decision to implement body-worn cameras should not be entered into lightly. Once an agency goes down the road of deploying body-worn cameras—and once the public comes to expect the availability of video records—it will become increasingly difficult to have second thoughts or to scale back a body-worn camera program … Body-worn cameras ca... Read More
92 pages
Document 026963
The Shift Length Experiment: What We Know about 8-, 10-, and 12-hour Shifts in Policing
Police Foundation (Washington, DC).
While this research focused on policing, the results are applicable to correctional settings. “The Police Foundation experiment was designed to test the impacts of three shift lengths (8-, 10-, and 12-hour) on performance, health, safety, quality of life, sleep, fatigue, alertness, off-duty employment, and overtime among police … The study found some distinct advantages of 10-hour shifts and identified some disadvantages associated with 12-hour shifts that are concerning. It is important that ag... Read More
Document 027643
The Prevention of Trauma Reactions in Police Officers: Decreasing Reliance in Drugs and Alcohol
By Devilly, Grant; Varker, Tracey. National Drug Strategy. National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund (NDLERF) (Canberra, NSW).
This report examines the use of a resilience training program for new-recruit police officers designed to help them alleviate stress and trauma experienced on the job and reduce the related abuse of drugs and alcohol. Six chapters follow an executive summary: literature review; development of the resilience training program; method and materials for evaluating the resilience training program; detailed description of the dataset used in the analyses; results of the resilience training program eva... Read More
102 pages
Document 027679
EEOC’s Criminal Record Guidance One Year Later: Lessons from the Community
By Dietrich, Sharon M.. Community Legal Services, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA).
This report examines the compliance of employers with enforcement guidance provided by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding the use of criminal records in the hiring of people who have criminal records (including non-convictions). Sections of this brief include: introduction; at the grassroots level, criminal records are an intractable barrier to employment; impact of the Guidance—some changes in employer behavior, but miles to go; overcoming criminal record stigma to fac... Read More
12 pages
Document 028344
Policy Implications of Police-Probation/Parole Partnerships: A Review of the Empirical Literature
By Matz, Adam K.; Kim, Bitna.
This article examines the benefits and challenges of interagency collaboration between law enforcement and community corrections. "The primary assumption of these programs is that both entities possess distinct intelligence and resources that if combined should better address, prevent, or intervene in the violence perpetuated by this criminogenic population" (p. 2). Sections cover: history of police-probation/parole partnerships; research and evaluation on partnerships; problems associated with ... Read More
10 pages
Document 013095
Forging New Working Partnerships: Results of a National Working Meeting of Police, Probation and Parole Executives
By Drake, William R.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). DRAKE Associates (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); The Police Foundation (Washington, DC).
This report on the first-ever meeting of fourteen police, probation, and parole executives from throughout the United States, who met in November 1994, focuses on three main themes. They are: cooperation and information sharing, a shared mission of public safety and enforcement, and the recognition that all are searching for ways to prevent and control crime.... Read More
31 p.
Document 008754
Jail Diversion for the Mentally Ill: Breaking Through the Barriers
By Steadman, Henry J.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Coalition for the Mentally Ill in the Criminal Justice System (Seattle, WA).
A conference was held on April 2, 1990 that brought together mental health, correctional, and law enforcement professionals to address issues surrounding the mentally ill person who comes in contact with the local jail. Research and program reviews from which the conference deliberations developed are provided. Four categories identified and examined are: screening and evaluation; crisis intervention; treatment; and transfer/discharge planning. ... Read More
133 p.
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