SSC Virtual Seminar: Daniel E. Bromberg, University of New Hampshire, & Étienne Charbonneau, École nationale d’administration publique, Montréal

The Fragile Relationship between Police Departments and Civilians in an Age of Video Surveillance

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

12:30 – 1:30 pm

*Due to the limited capacity of the online-meeting platform, we have to adopt a first-come-first-serve principle. We will send the seminar link and password to registered participants.
Please RSVP to Delano Aragao Vaz by Sunday, March 14, 2021.


Our book focuses on the fourth and final stage related to video surveillance: the “edit and share” decision to share or not share footage of body-worn cameras publicly. Our presentation will focus on the results of the third and fourth chapters. We examine whether the anticipated timing of accountability and trust plays a role in preferences about sharing BWC footage with the public. We contrast the preferences and perceptions of transparency of 4,000 Americans – 3,000 of them from three cities – to those of more than six hundred American police chiefs. We explain how mutual trust shapes accountability responses. See slides here.

About the speakers

Daniel E. Bromberg is an associate professor of public administration and director of Academic Programs in the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. He is the coauthor of “Calibrating Public Accountability: The Fragile Relationship between Police Departments and Civilians in an Age of Video Surveillance.” His research interests include collaborative governance, government contracting, e-government, and performance management.

Étienne Charbonneau
is the Canada Research Chair in Comparative Public Management and associate professor at the École nationale d’administration publique, Montréal. His recent research focuses on accountability and electronic work surveillance.

Everyone welcome!