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Title: Guidebook for Less-lethal Devices: Planning for, Selecting, and Implementing Technology Solutions
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: Weapons & Protective Systems Technologies Ctr, Pennsylvania State University
United States of America
Date Published: 03/2010
Page Count: 94
  Annotation: This guide presents a comprehensive view of less-lethal technologies, their evolutionary role in criminal justice, and considerations that should be addressed when acquiring such devices for operational needs.
Abstract: The manual’s six chapters consist of an introduction; operational contexts and considerations; research testing and evaluation; overview of less-lethal technologies; planning for, acquiring, and managing less-lethal technology; and challenges to implementation. The chapter that provides an overview of less-lethal technologies considers mechanical and kinetic devices, conducted-energy devices, directed energy devices, and barriers and entanglements. Readers are cautioned that no particular technology is appropriate for all circumstances and that the information in this guidebook is to assist readers in independently evaluating their specific circumstances. Operational scenario work sheet samples are provided, along with a glossary.
Main Term(s): Police weapons
Index Term(s): Less Lethal/ Nonlethal Weapons ; Science and Technology ; Police management ; Procurement procedures ; 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: 2007-DE-BX-K009
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

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Type: Instructional Material ; Technical Assistance
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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