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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 243315     Find in a Library
Title: NIJ Criminal Justice Restraints Standard
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: 07/2014
Page Count: 1
  Annotation: This NIJ (National Institute of Justice) Fact Sheet provides information on NIJ’s criminal justice restraints standard.
Abstract: This NIJ Fact Sheet, developed by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC), provides information on the development of NIJ’s criminal justice restraints standard. This standard is being developed to update the standard for metallic handcuffs which was published in 1982, to address the advent of new technologies and different types of restraints that have become available since 1982, and to address the problem that improperly or inadequately restrained individuals pose for criminal justice officers, the general public, and themselves. The new standard will include minimum requirements for form and fit, performance, testing, and documentation and labeling of restraints; address wrist and ankle restraints only; and define restraint types based on intended operational use. Four types of restraints based on intended operational use are described: type 1 – those intended for one-time use and discarded; type 2 – reusable restraints intended for a limited number of uses; type 3 – restraints intended to be used multiple times; and type 4 – restraints considered high-security restraints.
Main Term(s): Physical restraints
Index Term(s): Prisoner transport ; Security standards ; Corrections standards ; Handcuffs ; Police standards ; Criminal justice standards
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Sale Source: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
700 N. Frederick Ave.
Bldg. 181, Room 1L30
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
United States of America
Type: Factsheet
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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