Citizens recording police (a form of “sousveillance”) has become increasingly common in recent years. Citizen media can have a substantial impact on policing and police image management – and thus effect public perceptions of police legitimacy. On the other hand, police departments are increasingly utilizing sophisticated visual surveillance technologies, such as officer-mounted wearable cameras, to document police-citizen encounters. This paper examines, theoretically, the role that citizen media should play as a liberty-preserving form of reciprocal transparency, what forms of respect ought to be owed by camera-wielding citizens to the police officers and other subjects of their recordings in public spaces.
|Number of pages||46|
|Journal||University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy|
|Publication status||Published - May 2014|
- citizen media
- citizen video
- body cameras
Newell, B. (2014). Crossing Lenses: Policing’s new visibility and the role of ‘smartphone journalism’ as a form of freedom-preserving reciprocal surveillance. University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy, 2014(1), 59-105. http://illinoisjltp.com/journal/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Newell.pdf