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NCJ Number: 200633 Find in a Library
Title: Less-Than-Lethal Weapons: Reference Guidebook
Corporate Author: Los Angeles Cty Sheriff's Dept
United States of America

National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center
United States of America
Editor(s): Robert J. Bunker
Date Published: March 2001
Page Count: 189
Sponsoring Agency: Los Angeles Cty Sheriff's Dept
Monterey Park, CA 91754
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center
El Segundo, CA 90245-4691
Sale Source: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center
The Aerospace Corporation
2350 E. El Segundo Blvd.
El Segundo, CA 90245-4691
United States of America
Type: Handbook
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guidebook is intended as a reference tool for law enforcement and public policing professionals and contains useful and effective weapons and tools currently described as less-than-lethal.
Abstract: This guidebook was created in an attempt to organize less-than-lethal weapons references into specific weaponry/technology and organizational/conceptual categories and serves as a training and education tool for law enforcement and public policing practitioners, as well as researchers. The guide is divided into two major open-source sections. The first section is a detailed listing of the weaponry/technology and organizational/conceptual categories. Within weaponry/technology, a functions-based approach is taken initially with categories arranged into personnel protection, custody and transport, marking and tracking, and denial devices and barriers. Then, a weaponry-based approach is taken with categories into sprays and agents, kinetic devices, electrical devices, acoustical devices, radio frequency/HPM devices, psycho-technology, optical devices, and multi-sensory devices. Organizational/conceptual categories include: U.S. governmental agencies and groups, allied coalitions and nations, opposing forces (OPFORs), and criminals, conflict environments, concepts, and supportive resources. The second section of the guide provides a detailed author reference listing.
Main Term(s): Weapons
Index Term(s): Less lethal technologies; Police equipment; Police training; Police weapons; Police weapons training; Police weapons use; Weapons handling safety guidelines
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