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NCJ Number: NCJ 035747     Find in a Library
Title: HOLLOWPOINT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
Journal: POLICE CHIEF  Volume:42  Issue:10  Dated:(OCTOBER 1975)  Pages:26, 28-29 & 271
Author(s): J A ULERY
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 4
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: CONSIDERATION OF LEGAL AND MORAL ISSUES CONCERNING THE USE OF HOLLOWPOINT AMMUNITION BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES REVIEWING BALLISTIC AND FORENSIC CHARACTERISTICS OF HOLLOWPOINTS.
Abstract: THE LEGAL BACKGROUND OF THE USE OF THE EXPANDING BULLET IN INTERNAL DISPUTES AND PROHIBITION OF ITS USE IN INTERNATIONAL WARFARE BY INTERNATIONAL TREATY IS EXPLORED. TRADITIONAL ROUND-NOSE LEAD AMMUNITION USED BY THE POLICE IS EXAMINED AS PROVIDING AN INEFFECTIVE MEANS OF SUBDUING A VIOLENT ASSAILANT. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT DENIAL OF THE HOLLOWPOINT SUBJECTS THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF THE PUBLIC TO INADEQUATE DEFENSE.
Index Term(s): Police legal limitations ; Ammunition ; Ballistics ; International agreements ; Lawful use of force
   
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