Body Cams in the Classroom – Farmingdale Sets a New Standard with Technology2017-11-16
It’s a first for America’s colleges and universities. Professors at Farmingdale State College are now giving students in its Criminal Justice Program ‘on the beat’ perspective with regards to the pros, cons and potential pitfalls to the use of body cameras by law enforcement. At Farmingdale – they’re bring body cameras right into the classroom.
Some studies are showing that body cameras are now used by up to 95 percent of larger police departments across America. The technology is proving to be regarded as key for collecting evidence and capturing inter-actions between police officers and potential offenders. The footage captured is often vital evidence for prosecutors and defense lawyers alike.
The advantages are obvious – but what are the risks? Privacy is a sure one. And what if the technology fails? Could user error make or break a case?
As well, these items come at a cost – can police forces afford these cameras – as well can they afford not to have them?
That’s where the experts from Farmingdale can help.
Dr. Brian Kelly is a criminologist, fraud examiner, and security practitioner. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Security Systems and Law Enforcement Technology at Farmingdale State College. Brian is available to speak with media regarding these latest advances in education as well as speak to the use of body cameras in law enforcement. Simply click on his icon to arrange an interview.