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Applications for researching police
misconduct
December 2014

Penny Cruz and Tracey Perez

Background





Researching existing phone applications that document police misconduct
Research additional phone applications that fall into the category of either audio
or miscellaneous

Goals:
o

Find unique and important features from existing applications to import into the creation of a new
application to document police misconduct.

Methods
IdentifyApplications
Comparison
Video
Audio
Existing
Charts
Applications

Compile

Analyze

Miscellaneous Applications
Criteria List
Accessibility

Organize

Research

Applications
Paper Formatto Research
Method of Comparison
Applicability
Effectiveness
Expiration

Discretion

Usability

Researched Applications

Video Apps

Audio Apps
1. OverHeard

Miscellaneous Apps

1.

Police Tape

2.

Stop and Frisk

2. Call Recorder

2. Ustream

3.

Cop Block

3. Recorder Plus II

3. Aspire News

4.

OpenWatch

5.

Cop Watch

5. WhatsApp

6.

Five-O

6. Super Notes

6. Peacekeeper

7.

Fi-Vo Films

7. Voice Recorder

7. GotYa!/Gotcha

4. Audio Memos

1. Trapster

4. Wickr
5. Vimeo

Video Comparison Chart

Accessibility

Applicability

Discretion

Effectiveness

Expiration

Usability

Police Tape

3

5

5

4

4

4

Stop & Frisk

3

4

4

3

4

4

Cop Block

3

3

4

2

3

2

OpenWatch

3

3

3

4

4

1

Cop Watch

2

4

2

3

3

3

Five-O

2

5

5

4

4

5

Fi-Vo Films

3

4

4

3

3

4

Best Video Applications

Audio Comparison Chart

Accessibility

Applicability

Discretion

Effectiveness

Expiration

Usability

3

3

2

3

5

2

Call Recorder 4

3

4

3

3

2

Recorder Plus 3
II

4

3

4

4

3

Audio Memos 3

4

4

4

4

3

WhatsApp

5

3

2

2

2

3

Super Notes

5

3

4

4

3

4

Voice
Recorder

3

3

4

3

3

4

OverHeard

Miscellaneous Comparison Chart

Accessibility

Applicability

Discretion

Effectiveness

Expiration

Usability

Trapster

5

2

4

2

3

3

Ustream

5

4

3

4

3

3

Aspire News

5

4

5

5

5

5

Wickr

3

4

4

3

4

4

Vimeo

4

4

4

3

4

4

Peacekeeper

3

3

3

3

3

4

GotYa!
/Gotcha!

2

4

4

4

3

4

Miscellaneous Comparison Chart

Accessibility

Applicability

Discretion

Effectiveness

Expiration

Usability

Trapster

5

2

4

2

3

3

Ustream

5

4

3

4

3

3

Aspire News

5

4

5

5

5

5

Wickr

3

4

4

3

4

4

Vimeo

4

4

4

3

4

4

Peacekeeper

3

3

3

3

3

4

GotYa!
/Gotcha!

2

4

4

4

3

4

Five-O

•

Created by three teenage siblings in Georgia
Caleb 14, Ima 16, and Asha 15.
•

•

•

“…with Five-O, citizens will be able to track all of
their interactions with law enforcement, view local
department ratings, and organize community
action.”

Document police abuse and create community
to problem-solve
Unique Features
•

Report incidents of police abuse

•

Rate the officer

•

“Organize Your Community”

 

 

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