Research on Body-Worn Cameras and Law Enforcement

A report by the Police Executive Research Forum in 2013 found that although there are many perceived benefits for using body-worn cameras, law enforcement agencies must also consider privacy issues, data retention and financial considerations. In order to provide law enforcement executives with the information they need to make informed decisions about body-worn cameras, NIJ has funded two studies, one in Las Vegas and one in Los Angeles, to evaluate the technology and its impact.

Learn more about these projects and related resources on the new Body-Worn Camera webpage at

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Court Case Update

FINGERPRINT EVIDENCE went through a nearly three-year ordeal in the New Hampshire court system, but eventually emerged unscathed. On April 4, 2008, the New Hampshire Supreme Court unanimously reversed the decision of a lower court to exclude expert testimony regarding fingerprint evidence in the case of The State of New Hampshire v. Richard Langill. The case has been remanded back to the Rockingham County Superior Court.