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NCJ Number: 158030 Find in a Library
Title: NIJ Less-Than-Lethal Liability Task Group and Liability Assessment Project, Final Report
Corporate Author: Burkhalter Associates, Inc.
United States of America
Project Director: E A Burkhalter
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Burkhalter Associates, Inc.
Washington, DC 20006
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 94-IJ-CX-0008
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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The National Institute of Justice Less-Than-Lethal (LTL) Weapons Technology and Policy Assesment Project addressed issues related to civil law liability that may result from the use of LTL technologies by law enforcement and corrections agencies.
Abstract: The LTL task group identified a framework in which to examine civil law liability for emerging LTL technologies; assessed legal liability posed by LTL technologies developed in defense, intelligence, and private sector arenas; and recommended courses of action for law enforcement agencies to reduce liability. The LTL task group was also concerned with the feasibility of and training and orientation issues associated with technologies. The focus was on Oleoresin Capsicum spray, sticky and aqueous foams, and microwave technology. These technologies were evaluated with respect to training and policies, product components, manufacturing integrity, medical and toxicological issues, police officer decisionmaking, State and Federal regulatory issues, and third-party bystanders.
Main Term(s): Science and Technology
Index Term(s): Civil liability; Legal liability; Police equipment; Police legal limitations
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