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Dr. Huff: Can body-worn cameras eliminate differences in arrest and use of force in minority neighborhoods?

A brief rundown of Dr. Huff's forthcoming CPP paper.

Factors associated with police shooting mortality: A focus on race and a plea for more comprehensive data

We quantify fatal and nonfatal police shootings in 4 states and show that conditional on being shot, Black victims in this sample were less likely to die.

Sibling transmission of gang involvement

**Objectives**: The processes driving gang entry and disengagement are central to classic and contemporary criminological research on gang involvement. Yet, the role of delinquent peer friendship networks in contouring gang membership has driven much …

What does the public want police to do during pandemics? A national experiment

**Research Summary**: We administered a survey experiment to a national sample of 1068 U.S. adults in April 2020 to determine the factors that shape support for various policing tactics in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Respondents were sharply …

Understanding police decisions to arrest: The impact of situational, officer, and neighborhood characteristics on police discretion

**Purpose**: Promote the use of multilevel modeling to refine theories of police discretion. Specifically, examine the simultaneous influence of situational factors, responding officers, and neighborhood context on arrests guided by a …

The influence of defendant race/ethnicity and police body-worn cameras on misdemeanor traffic case processing

The current study evaluates the impact of defendant race/ethnicity and police body-worn cameras (BWCs) on dismissals and guilty pleas in traffic violations. Despite the frequency of traffic violations and the potential for racial/ethnic bias in these …

The Promise of a Network Approach for Policing Research

Considerable attention has been devoted to understanding police socialization and the resulting culture, yet only recently have scholars turned to a network approach to understand the social relationships between officers. We extend these efforts …

A randomized controlled trial of the impact of body-worn camera activation on the outcomes of individual incidents

**Objectives**: Evaluate the impact of body-worn cameras (BWCs) on officer-initiated activity, arrests, use of force, and complaints. **Methods**: We use instrumental variable analysis to examine the impact of BWC assignment and BWC activation on the …

Body-Worn Cameras and Transparency: Experimental Evidence of Inconsistency in Police Executive Decision-Making

Body-worn cameras (BWC) have diffused rapidly throughout policing as a means of promoting transparency and accountability. Yet, whether to release BWC footage to the public remains largely up to the discretion of police executives, and we know little …

Attitudinal changes toward bodyworn cameras: Perceptions of cameras, organizational justice, and procedural justice among volunteer and mandated officers

Little is known about officer perceptions of body-worn cameras (BWCs), and whether perceptions change following implementation within their agencies. BWC deployment varies, with some agencies mandating officers to wear BWCs and others using …