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NCJ Number: 31793 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: WEAPONRY IN CONFRONTATIONS - A TAXONOMY OF CRITERIA
Author(s): K PARSONS
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 55
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 73-NI-99-1022
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS STUDY DISCUSSES WAYS TO IMPLEMENT A PROACTIVE WEAPONS PLANNING MODEL WHICH FOSTERS WEAPONRY SELECTION COMPATIBLE WITH THE THEORIZED FUNCTION OF THE OFFICERS WHO WILL USE THE WEAPONS.
Abstract: THE CRITERIA FOR WEAPON SELECTION WOULD BE DERIVED FROM CONFRONTATIONAL NEEDS WHICH ARE COMPATIBLE WITH DELINEATED AGENCY ROLE MODELS. THE METHODOLOGY INVOLVES BOTH THE DETERMINATION OF AGENCY POLICY AS TO A DESIRED ROLE, AND THE ARMAMENT NEEDS OF OFFICERS IN THE FIELD, DERIVED FROM THE PREVALENCE OF CERTAIN CRIMES AND/OR ATTACKS ON OFFICERS. THOROUGH PROACTIVE WEAPONS PLANNING ANALYSIS, CLAIMS THE AUTHOR, WOULD REDUCE THE POTENTIAL FOR ARMAMENT TO INDISCRIMINATELY NEGATE THE MODEL IMAGE AN AGENCY SEEKS TO ATTAIN.
Index Term(s): Assaults on police; Equipment evaluation; Modeling techniques; Performance requirements; Planning; Police agencies; Police community relations; Police weapons; Policy; Role perception
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