Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) pages in length; refer to the “Assignment Format” page for specific format requirements.
Please prepare an argument in favor or against police officers wearing body cameras. Explain why you believe these cameras are effective or ineffective. Your argument should address the following four points: (1) privacy issues for police, third parties, and suspects; (2) use of force issues; (3) budgetary concerns; and (4) legislative action. As support for your argument, cite specific examples and reference the scholarly articles (Bud and Sandhu) listed in your assigned readings. The following articles may also prove helpful:
Please also use Box 15.1: Actions in Wake of Police-Community in your textbook. As part of your argument include a discussion of whether you believe state legislators should pass laws requiring the use of body cameras or allow (or prohibit) bystanders videotaping police actions. Box 15.1 gives you an overview of what legislators have done in some states thus far. Note that your argument can be some combination in favor of or against the use of body cameras.