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Journal cover: Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management

Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management

ISSN: 1363-951X
Previously published as: Police Studies: Intnl Review of Police Development
Incorporates: American Journal of Police

Online from: 1997

Subject Area: Industry and Public Sector Management

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Policies on less-than-lethal force in law enforcement agencies


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Title:Policies on less-than-lethal force in law enforcement agencies
Author(s):Tom McEwen, (Institute for Law and Justice, Alexandria, Virginia, USA)
Citation:Tom McEwen, (1997) "Policies on less-than-lethal force in law enforcement agencies", Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, Vol. 20 Iss: 1, pp.39 - 59
Keywords:Crime, Police, Policy, Recommendations, USA
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/13639519710162006 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Analyzes policies from 96 law enforcement agencies on their use of less-than-lethal force. Includes a review of several topics: policy purpose, definitions of lethal and less-than-lethal force, provisions for authorized and unauthorized weapons, training requirements, avoiding excessive force, medical aid and report requirements. Concludes that most policies are deficient in one or more topic areas. Provides recommendations on how to improve these policies.



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