Policing & the use of force: less lethal weapons

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Policing & the use of force: less lethal weapons

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dc.contributor.author Rappert, Brian en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-11T14:01:57Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T10:54:34Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T15:57:56Z
dc.date.issued 2007-12 en_GB
dc.description.abstract In recent years, considerable attention has been given to the role of ‘less lethal’ options in alleviating the varied problems associated with the police use of force. Highly supportive claims have been made by manufacturers, police agencies, and others relating to the ability of such devices to result in reduced injuries to both officers and members of the public. Special Issue 3 of Policing regarding the ‘Use of Force’, for instance, included various positive statements about the place and purpose of less lethal weapons. While not wishing to completely dismiss such claims, this article seeks to bring scrutiny to bear on them. The basis for this skepticism derives from recasting common depictions of these weapons within the spectrum of force options, considering the past history of their deployment, and moving beyond treating them in a narrow, technical manner. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation 1(4), pp.472-484 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/police/pam066 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/31672 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en_GB
dc.relation.url http://policing.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/1/4/472 en_GB
dc.relation.url http://policing.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol1/issue4/index.dtl en_GB
dc.subject Police en_GB
dc.subject use of force en_GB
dc.subject weapons en_GB
dc.subject sprays en_GB
dc.subject tasers en_GB
dc.title Policing & the use of force: less lethal weapons en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2008-07-11T14:01:57Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T10:54:34Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T15:57:56Z
dc.identifier.issn 1752-4512 en_GB
dc.description Post-print version. 24 month embargo by the publisher. Article will be released December 2009. This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Policing: a Journal of Policy and Practice following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version vol.1, issue 4, pp.472-484, 2007, is available online at: http://policing.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/1/4/472 en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn 1752-4520 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Policing: a Journal of Policy and Practice en_GB


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