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NCJ Number: NCJ 241279     Find in a Library
Title: Policy and Training Recommendations Related to Police Use of CEDs: Overview of Findings From a Comprehensive National Study
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Author(s): Geoffrey P. Alpert ; Roger G. Dunham
  Journal: Police Quarterly  Volume:13  Issue:3  Dated:2010  Pages:235 to 259
Date Published: 2010
Page Count: 25
  Annotation: This article presents and interprets findings from various components of the comprehensive national study of conductive energy devices (CEDs) and to formulate policy and training recommendations.
Abstract: The authors report the policy and training recommendations derived from a comprehensive national study that examined conductive energy device (CED) use, resulting injuries, departmental policies and training, and reports from officers, trainers, and suspects concerning CED incidents. The overall purpose of the national project was to examine CED use from a variety of methods. Although the specific analyses and findings from each of the different methodologies are published separately, the authors integrate the findings of the various components of the study, and from the general literature, into a comprehensive set of policy and training recommendations. This article helps one understand how and why injuries occur to police and citizens during these use-of-force events and recommends a comprehensive set of policies and principles for training police officers on CED use. The major conclusions address not only the importance of CEDs to law enforcement but also the potential for abuse of CEDs by the police, and how such abuse can be avoided. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Police training
Index Term(s): Less Lethal/ Nonlethal Weapons ; Lawful use of force ; Police use of deadly force ; Police weapons training ; Policy training ; Tasers ; NIJ grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2005-IJ-CX-0056
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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