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Title: Deadly Force: An Age-Old Problem, a Future Solution
Author(s): E J McErlain
Corporate Author: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 97
Sponsoring Agency: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Document: PDF
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This research paper examined what will influence the use of deadly force by law enforcement by the year 2,000.
Abstract: The study included a literature review and selected personal interviews. This research issued in a perspective of law enforcement's use of deadly force today as well as trends and events that could influence the use of deadly force by officers in the future. A situational analysis was conducted of the environment and internal strengths and weaknesses of the Huntington Beach Police Department. A Modified Policy Delphi was conducted to identify policies that could prevent or mitigate the normative scenario. Four policies were determined to be the most feasible and desirable. These are the development of a public awareness program, the establishment of a departmental values and ethics committee, the creation of a more definitive and restrictive deadly force policy, and training that focuses on violence reduction/intervention techniques. A transition management plan for implementing these policies is presented. Appended supplementary data and information, 4 tables, and 20 notes
Main Term(s): Police use of deadly force
Index Term(s): Change management; Future trends; Police management; Police planning; Police policies and procedures; Trend analysis
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