Evaluation of Family Violence Body Worn Camera Trial

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Victoria Police is implementing a trial of the use of body worn cameras (BWCs) for the purpose of collecting victim statements from family violence incidents for evidence-in-chief. The purpose of this project is to measure the impact and effectiveness of the use of digitally recorded victim statements as evidence-in-chief (recorded with the use of BWCs) on victims, police, the courts, the Office of Public Prosecutions, Victoria Legal Aid/legal practitioners and more broadly on the administration of justice. The digitally recorded victim statements will replace a traditional police written statement at the trial sites. The outcomes of the interim evaluation will inform Victoria Police's assessment of whether the family violence BWC trial should continue, be extended or cease.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/03/1931/12/19

Funding

  • Police Department (Vic) (trading as Victoria Police) (Victoria): AUD180,027.00