Less-lethal weapons

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  • Less Lethal Weapons Research Paper

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    recent attention is the use of less lethal weapons by law enforcement. Less lethal weapons are described as weapons that are alternatives to traditional firearms. Some examples of less lethal weapons are Tasers, OC spray, Batons, and hand combative techniques (CITATION). Less lethal weaponry still have the potential to cause serious bodily harm or death; however they are a safer alternatives to subdue non-compliant suspects than the use of firearms. The use of these weapons by untrained civilians may

  • Essay about Technology in Law Enforcement

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    organizations’ ability to function because it has improved police databases, reports, tracking, and forensics (DOJ, 2004). In addition, a less-lethal weapon is designed to disable, capture, or immobilize a suspect without killing them. However, occasionally deaths do happen as a result of less-lethal weapons which include kinetic energy, electrical, acoustic, and chemical weapons. Furthermore, violence, disease, and infected evidence are dangers that law enforcement officers face today. Police databases and

  • Texas Use Of Force. The Purpose Of The Paper Is To Show

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    The use of less lethal weapons that are approved by TDCJ are by using restraints, protective equipment, chemical agents, and less than lethal ammunition. The restraints are defined as a measure or condition that keeps someone or something under control or within limits. Restraints in corrections system are used to escort offenders

  • The Theory Of Self Defense

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    attacked, an individual was allowed to determine the course of action he or she could take to protect himself or herself--whether it be retreating or killing the perpetrator. During this time, items such as one’s own hands, bow and arrows, knives, and weapons of that sort were used

  • The Amendment Of The United States Constitution

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    lieutenant’s captain’s etc. With the recent rise in officer involved shootings, the demand for less lethal force measures has begun to rise. The eighth amendment of the United States Constitution was made for protection against cruel and unusual punishment; if an officer uses lethal force in an altercation they have deprived that person of their rights. Also the fourteenth amendment gives us the right to due process; lethal force deprives us of that right. There is a saying that has come to light recently that

  • Essay about Taser Use Guidelines

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    1. Philosophy There has recently been a demand for the use of less than lethal weapons in the community, and country at large. To meet this demand, the Asheville Police Department will be adopting the use of Tasers. Though Tasers are potentially lethal, they can be used more safely that a handgun, yet are more incapacitating than chemical spray. The use of Tasers will be explained with training as technology and laws progress. The most important thing is that the use of Tasers always

  • Police Officers: The Challange of Handlig a Riot Essay example

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    our lives we are protected by men and women in the police force. Police officers must handle extremely dangerous situations like fights, robberies, or even riots. During riots police officers use many weapons to subdue rioters, but sometimes the less lethal weapons can be just as bad as the lethal ones. What do you think the world would be like if you didn’t have anybody to enforce the law every day, or when you are in trouble and there is nobody is there to come and help you? The world would

  • Use Of Non Lethal Weapons By Law Enforcement

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    Newberry August 25, 2016 Use of Non-Lethal Weapons by Law Enforcement. The use of less-lethal force by law enforcement personnel started in the “1960s during the civil rights and anti-war movements” (Wilson 218). These movements assisted tin creating situations in which large groups of people were coming into contact with law enforcement. Given the emotional status to these situations, violent encounters started becoming more widespread. As such, less lethal methods of crowd/riot control became

  • The Pros And Cons Of Racial Profiling

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    accused of using a weapon, either lethal or nonlethal. An officer’s code of conduct/ethics is normally the determining factor for an officer when deciding how to react to a situation. Although the majority of people believe that all officers have the same codes of conduct/ethics, countless departments set their own in place (Dwyer 1). The majority of the departments have a separate code of conduct/ethics than what the officers learned in the academy. Unfortunately, the type of weapon that a police

  • Police Officer's Over Using their Power

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    Today there are numerous reports in every newspaper/media about officer's over using their power/ authority in minor situations that can be easily de-escalated with other alternatives. I will be discussing the many alternatives that are available for officer's to reduced the amount of police related injuries and deaths. As the public already knows police officers have discretions to either use or not use deadly force when they deem appropriate. This authority has set policing apart from