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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Forensic Podiatry (Part Two of Two)

THE DISCIPLINE of forensic podiatry—or, in other words, the examination of pedal evidence—has progressed significantly over the past ten years. It is no longer a question of “What can you do with a footprint?” but rather, “Who can we use to evaluate the footprint?” Cases involving pedal evidence, especially bloody footprints and issues of determining shoe sizing or fit issues compared to questioned footwear, have become more common over the past two or three years.