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  • What is less-lethal technology?
    Less-lethal technology devices serve to minimize the risk of death and injury to public safety offic... Read More
    Last Updated: October 29, 2016

  • How many deaths have occurred as a result of law enforcement's use of pepper spray?
    A study of deaths from the use of oleoresin capsicum ("pepper spray") was conducted with grant money... Read More
    Last Updated: January 3, 2017

  • How can I obtain a copy of Violent Encounters: Felonious Assaults on America's Law Enforcement Officers?
    You can obtain a copy of Violent Encounters: Felonious Assaults on America's Law Enforcement Officers... Read More
    Last Updated: September 11, 2017

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  • Contacts Between Police and the Public, 2015, BJS, October 2018, NCJ 251145. (1 pages).
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  • Injuries Associated with Police Use of Force, NIJ-Sponsored, March 2018, NCJ 251532. (7 pages).
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  • Understanding the Effects of Fatigue on Law Enforcement, NIJ, May 2017, NCJ 250928. (2 pages).
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  • Police-Public Contact Survey: Assessment and Recommendations for Producing Trend Estimates After 2011 Questionnaire Redesign, BJS-Sponsored, April 2017, NCJ 250485. (48 pages).
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  • Police Use of Nonfatal Force, 2002-2011, BJS, November 2015, NCJ 249216. (17 pages).
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  • Local Police Departments, 2013: Equipment and Technology, BJS, July 2015, NCJ 248767. (17 pages).
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