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NCJ Number: 211863 Find in a Library
Title: ABE: Evaluating LTL Technology
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 2
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 article presents results from a study on less-than-lethal (LTL) munitions and launchers to better assist law enforcement and corrections agencies purchasing decisions, as well as operational options.
Abstract: Until recently, law enforcement and corrections professionals have lacked a source of information about less-than-lethal (LTL) products in order to make purchasing decisions. However, a joint study was conducted by Pennsylvania State University’s Institute for Engineering Defense Technologies and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) which tested LTL munitions and launchers under simulated field conditions giving police and corrections personnel information on manufacturers’ data sheets, as well as comparative information among manufacturers. A variety of attributes for each type of munition were noted and included: method of engagement, cartridge size, material, weight, and the launcher required. This article presents the results of this study, as well as providing a word of caution that only one type of projectile is appropriate for every circumstance and that at the conclusion of this study new products were becoming available.
Main Term(s): Less lethal technologies
Index Term(s): Ammunition; Effectiveness; Police weapons; Police weapons use; Projectiles; Testing and measurement
Note: From TechBeat, Fall 2001; downloaded on October 25, 2005.
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