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NCJ Number: 31468 Find in a Library
Title: CHANGING PATTERNS OF THE USE OF LETHAL FORCE BY POLICE IN AUSTRALIA
Journal: AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY  Volume:8  Issue:2  Dated:(JUNE 1975)  Pages:125-136
Author(s): R W HARDING
Corporate Author: Australian and New Zealand Soc of Criminology
Dept of Criminology
Australia
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Australian and New Zealand Soc of Criminology
Parkville Victoria ,3052, Australia
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: AN ANALYSIS OF THE USE OF LETHAL FORCE BY AUSTRALIAN POLICE FROM 1965 TO 1974 SHOWS THAT A RE-EXAMINATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES, POLICE TRAINING POLICY, AND DEPARTMENTAL POLICIES MAY BE IN ORDER.
Abstract: THE PRACTICES/OF FIRING WARNING SHOTS AND OF SHOOTING AT UNARMED FLEEING FELONS ARE CALLED INTO QUESTION. PROCEDURES INVOLVED IN INQUESTS AND IN THE INVESTIGATIONS OF POLICE WEAPON FIRING BY POLICE DEPARTMENTS ARE CRITICIZED FOR BEING TOO CURSORY AND LACKING IN PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS. POINTING OUT THAT FOUR KILLINGS IN THE LATTER PART OF THE STUDY PERIOD OCCURRED UNINTENTIONALLY (AS THE RESULT OF WARNING SHOTS), THE AUTHOR CALLS FOR HIGHER STANDARDS OF POLICE FIREARMS TRAINING AND MORE STRINGENT DEPARTMENTAL POLICIES.
Index Term(s): Australia; Firearms; Police internal investigations; Police policies and procedures; Police use of deadly force; Self defense
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