Police Body Camera Research Analysis

Carefully review the research described in the article by Barak Ariel and his colleagues titled “Wearing body cameras increases assaults against officers and does not reduce police use of force: Results from a global multi-site experiment.” This article is included separately in Module #2. (Links to an external site.)

In your paper, discuss and identify the following:

The theory tested by the research;
The hypothesis(es) derived from the theory;
The independent variable(s) and the dependent variable(s) in the hypothesis(es);
The operationalization of the independent and the dependent variables (i.e., how they are measured in the study);

The method(s) used to collect the data
6, The main finding(s) from the study;

Do you think this study was well-executed? If so, why? If not, why not? Be specific!
Find two other empirical studies evaluating the effects of the police use of body cameras using the SSU library data bases. Empirical means that they involve the collection and analysis of survey, experimental or other types of data- they are not purely theoretical articles about body cams. Please specify which data base(s) you used and analyze in which respects the methodologies employed in these studies and the conclusions they reached were similar to or different from those in the “Wearing body cameras increases assaults against officers and does not reduce police use of force” article. Of the three studies, which do you think is the best and why?
***Relevant links for finding the data bases: 1) our librarys homepage https://www.salemstate.edu/libraryLinks to an external site.: select Criminal Justice database(s) from the Database drop down menu and 2) SSU social science librarian Tara Fitzpatricks online research guide for CJ http://libguides.salemstate.edu/criminaljustice/databasesLinks to an external site..

9.Several “unanswered questions” are raised in the “Results” and the “Discussion” section of the “Wearing body cameras increases assaults against officers and does not reduce police use of force” article concerning this study’s findings about the impact of the use of body cameras on: 1) police use of force and 2) the likelihood of an officer being assaulted. Suggest two improvements that could be made in any aspect of this studys methodology, for future research in the area, that would clarify one or more of the questions raised in the “Results” or the “Discussion” sections.