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NCJ Number: 211849 Find in a Library
Title: From Idea to Invention
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Grant Number: 96-MU_MU-K011
Sale Source: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
700 N. Frederick Ave.
Bldg. 181, Room 1L30
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper describes several technological inventions developed within the fields of law enforcement and corrections, resulting from ideas and enhancing law enforcement and correctional officers’ ability to safely restrain an offender or inmate.
Abstract: Most advances in technology originate from an idea that someone has or has had. This paper briefly describes four such technological inventions in the fields of law enforcement and corrections in the area of securing or restraining a suspect or offender/inmate. CUFFCLIP is a handcuff-carrying device that resembles a heavy-duty spring clip that quickly attaches to an officer’s duty belt and can hold up to 13 pairs of metal handcuffs. This would eliminate the use of plastic flex-type cuffs and afford the officer greater protection. The IMMOBILIZER, a prisoner restraint system, is a metal pivotal restraint harness that is heavily padded and attached to a patrol vehicle above the backseat. Affording a number of different less-than-lethal defensive features, the Life Stick is a combination nightstick and shell-firing device with an internal firing mechanism with the ability to fire a beanbag, a rubber projectile, teargas, or pepper spray. Carry-on, invented by a retired female U.S. Navy commander, is an ointment applied to the upper lip, directly under the nose, to block the receptors that detect the repugnant smell of decomposing or burnt flesh.
Main Term(s): Science and Technology
Index Term(s): Batons; Handcuffs; Lawful use of force; Police equipment; Prisoner transport; Riot control equipment
Note: From TechBeat, Spring 2001; downloaded on October 25, 2005.
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