Using Tasers In Law Enforcement

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“ The taser is a conducted-energy device which fires a cartridge with two wires and attached hooks and shoot an electric charge into the suspect (White2007).” A taser is used by trained law enforcement officers to subdue or contain an individual who isn’t cooperating or resisting. Many people think tasers are unlawful or unconstitutional and some think we need tasers in law enforcement. I will analyze/argue the advantages and disadvantages of using tasers in law enforcement. Police need an effective and safe method to enforce the law when criminals are uncooperative or noncompliant. Traditionally, police have used batons, pepper spray, physical force, tasers, or a firearm. Batons are often seen as excessive use of force, pepper spray or physical
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