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Dr Barak Ariel
Lecturer in Experimental Criminology, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
Jerry Lee Centre for Experimental Criminology, University of Cambridge

What Police Wear and Why It Matters: Tasers, Cameras, Uniforms and Experimental Criminology

The uniforms and equipment of contemporary police officers have dramatically changed since the turn of the millennium. Frontline officers in western democracies carry and use technology at increasing rates. WiFi-trackers, airwave radios, DNA kits, tablets, tasers, drones, body-worn cameras and augmented reality headsets are becoming standard parts of the gear. This seminar reviews the evidence from a series of randomised controlled trials on police technologies, and how they changed the ways in which the police and the public interact.

Seminars generally take place in B3 from 5.30pm, with refreshments after for attendees
Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Ave, Cambridge, CB3 9DA
These seminars are open to all interested in attending, with no ticket required
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Thursday, 14 February, 2019 - 17:30 to 19:00
Event location: 
Seminar Room, Institute of Criminology