ASSIGNMENT 08
CJ410 Leadership in
Law Enforcement
Directions:
Be
sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth
College for grading. 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:

Technology in Policing: The Case for Body-Worn Cameras and Digital Evidence

Body-Worn Cameras: Using the Wealth of Data Effectively


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.
Grading Rubric
Please refer to the rubric on the following page for
the grading criteria for this assignment.

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