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Center for Crime and Justice Policy
Study conducted for U.S. Dept. of Justice by UNLV Center for Crime and Justice Policy, non-profit research organization CNA, and Las Vegas Metro Police.
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UNLV researchers made national headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a round up of some of our top stories of 2015.
UNLV researchers team up with Las Vegas police department to study the effectiveness — and drawbacks — of officer body cameras.
A collection of news stories from 2014 highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
Crime And Justice Policy In The News
Body cameras are quickly becoming commonplace on police officers. Buoyed by the Justice Department’s decision to allocate more than $23 million in funding for bodycam implementation, nearly one-third of the 18,000 state and local police departments in the U.S. have adopted the technology, according to TIME. They hope the tech can increase accountability and help to de-escalate situations.
A recent study conducted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas showed that use of force complaints dropped significantly at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) after the agency deployed body cameras.
The study, conducted by UNLV's Center for Crime and Justice Policy and Virginia-based non-profit research organization CNA in coordination with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), also found that body-worn cameras can generate considerable cost savings for police by simplifying the complaint resolution process.
A new study on the effects of body-worn cameras at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) revealed that the technology significantly reduced civilian complaints against officers, officer use of force, and departmental costs.
The first Las Vegas police officers to wear body cameras were less likely to use force or face complaints than others, and were slightly more likely to issue citations and make arrests, according to a study funded by the U.S Justice Department.
Crime And Justice Policy Experts
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
A criminologist with expert knowledge of police order-maintenance practices, police management, and community crime prevention.