Drones & police departments : usage, law, issues, and recommendations

dc.contributor.advisorGreenberg, Sherri
dc.creatorDrew, David Patrick
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-5163-501X
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-22T13:25:30Z
dc.date.available2021-04-22T13:25:30Z
dc.date.created2020-05
dc.date.issued2020-06-29
dc.date.submittedMay 2020
dc.date.updated2021-04-22T13:25:30Z
dc.description.abstractThe report investigates the current capabilities and use cases for drones deployed by police departments in the United States and makes recommendations on their use. I use data published by the Bard College Center for the Study of the Drone, Muckrock, and news articles to establish an estimate of the current number and type of drones used by American police departments and how they are used. I investigate the current constitutional, federal, state, and local restrictions on the use of drones, finding that police departments may use them at their discretion unless circumscribed by state or local law. Finally, I provide recommendations as to how police departments should use drones according to use case.
dc.description.departmentPublic Affairs
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/85416
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/12380
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectDrone
dc.subjectUAV
dc.subjectUAS
dc.subjectPolice
dc.subjectDiscretion
dc.subjectLiterature review
dc.subjectConstitutional law
dc.titleDrones & police departments : usage, law, issues, and recommendations
dc.title.alternativeDrones and police departments : usage, law, issues, and recommendations
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentPublic Affairs
thesis.degree.disciplinePublic Affairs (MPAff)
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Public Affairs

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