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NCJ Number: 64314 Find in a Library
Title: WEAPONLESS DEFENSE - A LAW ENFORCEMENT GUIDE TO NON-VIOLENT CONTROL
Author(s): J HIBBARD; B A FRIED
Corporate Author: Charles C. Thomas
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 181
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS BOOK PRESENTS A CONCISE APPROACH TO WEAPONLESS DEFENSE AND CONTROL, A CRUCIAL PART OF LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING. THIS LIMITED FORCE METHOD COMBINES THE NONSTRIKING SKILLS OF SEVERAL MARTIAL ARTS.
Abstract: THIS TEXT OFFERS THE POLICE OFFICER AN ALTERNATIVE TO USING A FIREARM IN DEALING WITH SITUATIONS CONFRONTED DURING A TOUR OF DUTY. DOMESTIC QUARRELS, STREETFIGHTS, PURSESNATCHINGS, AND MUGGINGS, FOR EXAMPLE, USUALLY DO NOT REQUIRE DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE. THE CONTROL METHODS DISCUSSED CAN BE USED WITHOUT INFLICTING UNNECESSARY HARM OR VIOLENCE ON ANYONE AND EMPHASIZE RESTRAINT AND CONTROL OF A SUSPECT OR ASSAILANT WITHOUT THE USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE. PROCEDURES INVOLVING SEARCHING A SUSPECT, STOPPING AN ATTACK, CONTROLLING QUARRELLING SPOUSES, AND SELF-DEFENSE TECHNIQUES ARE DISCUSSED IN DETAIL. IN ADDITION, WHERE CONVENTIONAL CONTROL METHODS ARE SHOWN TO BE FAULTY, BETTER ALTERNATIVES ARE OFFERED. A DISCUSSION OF LEGAL CONSIDERATION PRECEDES THE MAIN TEXT. MUCH ATTENTION IS PAID TO THE BASIC PRECEPTS OF WEAPONLESS DEFENSE, INCLUDING BALANCE, TIMING, SPEED AND REFLEX, AND ELEMENT OF SURPRISE. NERVE CENTERS AND POINTS OF THE BODY TO WHICH PRESSURE CAN BE APPLIED FOR A QUICK RESPONSE ARE COVERED AS ARE VITAL AREAS OF THE BODY TO AVOID STRIKING. STANDARD SEARCH PROCEDURES, HANDCUFFING, COME-ALONGS, AND CONFRONTATION CONTROL ARE EXPLAINED AS WELL AS GAINING CONTROL OF GRAPPLING SITUATIONS, HANDLING TWO ASSAILANTS, AND USING THE BATON AND COMMON STREET WEAPONS. EACH SITUATION AND METHOD FOR HANDLING IT ARE FURTHER DETAILED WITH NUMEROUS PHOTOGRAPHS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--PRG)
Index Term(s): Lawful use of force; Less lethal technologies; Martial arts; Nonviolent behavior; Police defensive training; Police safety; Police-offender relations; Procedure manuals
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