Lessons for Police Scotland on Introduction of Body Cameras

Media Release 17 August 2022

There is widespread public support for police officers in Scotland to wear body cameras when attending incidents, but certain pitfalls must be avoided, new research highlights.

Police Scotland commissioned researchers from the University of Stirling to understand how body worn video (BWV) has been used effectively, elsewhere in the UK and internationally, in ways that best support policing and maintain public confidence. 

Congratulations Dr Janis Wong!!

New PhD awarded

Hearty congratulations go to CRISP St Andrews PhD student Janis Wong, who has been awarded her PhD. Janis's thesis was entitled "Co-creating Data Protection Solutions Through A Commons". In her thesis Janis explored the feasbility of creating a data protection commons for online learning. She found that a data protection-focused data commons - as a socio-technical framework - can support the collaboration and co-creation of data protection solutions for the benefit of the data subject.

Evidence Review into Public Experience and Confidence of Body Worn Video in a Policing Context

Rapid research project for Police Scotland/Scottish Police Authority

CRISP researchers have produced a commissioned research report to support the provision of Body-Worn Video (BWV) Cameras in policing in Scotland.  The research was commissioned by Police Scotland, the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) and the Scottish Institute for Police Research (SIPR) in autumn 2021.  The report captures existing knowledge about the experiences and implications of the police use of BWV, with a particular focus on contemporary oversight and accountability structures and mechanisms.