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Procedural justice concerns and support for BWCs: turning the lens to officer perceptions

Procedural justice concerns and support for BWCs: turning the lens to officer perceptions The purpose of this paper is to explore factors that drive officer support for body-worn cameras (BWCs).Design/methodology/approachResults of an officer perceptions survey completed as part of an evaluation of the Chicago Police Department’s BWC project are presented. The influence of treatment- and outcome-oriented justice concerns on officer support for BWCs is explored with a variety of covariates.FindingsOutcome-oriented concerns are a significant predictor of officer support for BWCs, while treatment-oriented concerns are not.Practical implicationsThe research enhances understandings of the applicability of procedural justice theorizing in policing generally, and offers direction important to the meaningful use of BWCs.Originality/valueThis finding runs counter to dominant relational models of procedural justice that concentrate on the perspective of subordinates, but lends support to arguments advocating the centrality of role (authority vs subordinate) in the formation of justice evaluations. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
1363-951X
DOI
10.1108/pijpsm-09-2018-0137
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore factors that drive officer support for body-worn cameras (BWCs).Design/methodology/approachResults of an officer perceptions survey completed as part of an evaluation of the Chicago Police Department’s BWC project are presented. The influence of treatment- and outcome-oriented justice concerns on officer support for BWCs is explored with a variety of covariates.FindingsOutcome-oriented concerns are a significant predictor of officer support for BWCs, while treatment-oriented concerns are not.Practical implicationsThe research enhances understandings of the applicability of procedural justice theorizing in policing generally, and offers direction important to the meaningful use of BWCs.Originality/valueThis finding runs counter to dominant relational models of procedural justice that concentrate on the perspective of subordinates, but lends support to arguments advocating the centrality of role (authority vs subordinate) in the formation of justice evaluations.

Journal

Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 22, 2019

Keywords: Procedural justice; Police; Body worn cameras; Officer attitudes

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