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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: April 12, 2019

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Publications

  • Arrest-Related Deaths Program: Pilot Study of Redesigned Survey Methodology, BJS, July 2019, NCJ 252675.
    Agency Abstract   PDF   

  • Pepper Spray: Research Insights on Effects and Effectiveness Have Curbed Its Appeal, NIJ, May 2019, NCJ 252955. (2 pages).
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  • Conducted Energy Devices: Policies on Use Evolve To Reflect Research and Field Deployment Experience, NIJ, May 2019, NCJ 252727. (5 pages).
    HTML  NCJRS Abstract   

  • Crime File: Deadly Force, NIJ-Sponsored, 1985, NCJ 097218.
    PDF  VIDEO  NCJRS Abstract   

  • Body-Worn Cameras: What the Evidence Tells Us, NIJ, December 2018, NCJ 252035. (5 pages).
    PDF  HTML  NCJRS Abstract   

  • Contacts Between Police and the Public, 2015, BJS, October 2018, NCJ 251145. (1 pages).
    Agency Abstract   PDF (Summary)   PDF (Full Report)   NCJRS Abstract   

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