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Michael White’s research interests involve the police, including use of force, technology and misconduct. White has commented extensively in the media on police issues, especially body-worn cameras, including in Scientific American, Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Washington Post. He also testified about body-worn cameras before the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

Professor White teaches in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and is associate director of ASU’s Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety. He is also director of the doctoral program in Criminology and Criminal Justice at ASU.

Professor White is co-director of training and technical assistance for the U.S. Department of Justice Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program. Prior to entering academia, White worked as a deputy sheriff in Pennsylvania.


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All the goodwill that can be built up by a police chief with the community in terms of rolling out of body-worn camera program and whatever else they're trying to to do in terms of reform and engagement can be lost almost immediately if there's a critical incident like a shooting and there should have been footage, but there wasn't because the officer didn't activate.

— Michael White, CNN