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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: December 30, 2013

  • 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: October 7, 2011

  • 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: October 15, 2010

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Publications

  • Police Behavior During Traffic and Street Stops, 2011,  BJS, September 2013, NCJ 242937. (22 pages).
    Agency Abstract   PDF  TEXT  NCJRS Abstract   

  • Protecting Our Protectors: Using Science to Improve Officer Safety and Wellness Brochure,  NIJ, May 2012, BC000786.
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  • Use of Force and Conducted Energy Devices - Interview with Geoffrey P. Alpert,  NIJ, March 2012, NCJ 238512.
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  • Comparing Safety Outcomes in Police Use-Of-Force Cases for Law Enforcement Agencies That Have Deployed Conducted Energy Devices and A Matched Comparison Group That Have Not: A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation,  NIJ-Sponsored, September 2009, NCJ 237965. (101 pages).
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  • Final Technical Report Draft: Assessing Police Use of Force Policy and Outcomes,  NIJ-Sponsored, May 2011, NCJ 237794. (287 pages).
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  • Arrest-Related Deaths, 2003-2009-Statistical Tables,  BJS, November 2011, NCJ 235385. (16 pages).
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