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  NCJ Number: NCJ 241308     Find in a Library
  Title: Injuries to Officers and Suspects in Police Use-of-Force Cases: A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation
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  Dataset URL: DATASET 1
  Author(s): Bruce Taylor ; Daniel J. Woods
  Journal: Police Quarterly  Volume:13  Issue:3  Dated:2010  Pages:260 to 289
  Date Published: 2010
  Page Count: 30
  Annotation: This research examines nonlethal weapons and the potential to reduce injuries for officers/suspects.
  Abstract: The Conducted Energy Device (CED) weapon holds the potential to reduce injuries for officers/suspects. However, the dearth of research on CEDs makes it difficult to make informed decisions about its deployment. The authors conducted a quasi experiment to compare 4 years of data from seven law enforcement agencies (LEAs) with CED deployment with six matched LEAs without CED deployment. Compared with non-CED sites, CED sites had lower rates of officer injuries, suspect severe injuries, and officers and suspects receiving injuries requiring medical attention. The results suggest that CEDs can be effective in helping minimize physical struggles and resulting injuries in use-of-force cases. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
  Main Term(s): Tasers
  Index Term(s): Less Lethal/ Nonlethal Weapons ; Lawful use of force ; Police research ; Injury investigations ; 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: 2006-IJ-CX-0028
  Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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