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NCJ Number: 252788 Find in a Library
Title: Using Video Analytics and Sensor Fusion in Law Enforcement
Author(s): John S. Hollywood; Michael J.D. Vermeer; Dulani Woods; Sean A. Goodison; Brian A. Jackson
Corporate Author: Rand Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: 2018
Page Count: 35
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Rand Corporation
Washington, DC 20037
Grant Number: 2013-MU-CX-K003
Sale Source: Rand Corporation
2100 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
United States of America
Document: HTML
Type: Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This website summarizes and provides free online access to the full report on a research project that examined issues in the public-safety applications for video analytics and sensor fusion (VA/SF).
Abstract: The issues addressed in the research are the core public safety applications for VA/SF; the tasks needed to implement these applications; the security, privacy, and civil rights protections needed; and the nature of technology, policy, and educational needs for innovation that should have priority. The overall conclusion of the study is that VA/SF are promising technologies for improving public safety. VA/SF can detect crimes in progress and facilitate investigating crimes and various incidents. It can also support law enforcement by monitoring officer performance and protecting officers’ health and safety. On the other hand, the risks of VA/SF technologies are significant, requiring protections for the public that relate to security, privacy, and civil rights. Finally, although VA/SF technologies are promising for increasing public safety, they have yet to reach their full potential. Report recommendations are as follows: 1) Use of VA/SF should be passive, not active; 2) Implementing VA/SF technologies should give high priority to improving capabilities for reliably detecting baseline entities, activities, and events, followed by an adoption of more sophisticated capabilities over time; 3) Purposes and uses of VA/SF should be clearly defined, consistent with applicable law and policy; and 4) Implementation should begin with basic model policy development and education, and over time include studying the use of technology to implement policy and legal compliance. The website also provides online access to a related product entitled, “Priority Criminal Justice Needs Initiative.”
Main Term(s): Police equipment
Index Term(s): Civil rights; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); NIJ final report; Police in-car video systems; Police policies and procedures; Police surveillance training; Privacy and security; Right of privacy; Sensors; Surveillance equipment; Technology transfer; Video imaging; Visual electronic surveillance
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