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NCJ Number: 65598 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: HANDBOOK FOR USE OF THE BATON - THE LAMB METHOD
Author(s): E N SMITH
Corporate Author: Harper and Row
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: Harper and Row
New York, NY 10022
Harper and Row Media
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Sale Source: Harper and Row Media
Order Fulfillment/Customer
2350 Virginia Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21740
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE LAMB POLICE BATON METHOD, TEACHING PREDICTABLE, ADEQUATE APPLICATION OF BATON FORCE, IS OUTLINED IN THIS MANUAL.
Abstract: THE LAMB METHOD, DEVELOPED BY A 23-YEAR VETERAN OF THE BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT, DIRECTS FORCE AT ONLY THOSE BODY AREAS WHERE A BATON BLOW WOULD CAUSE TEMPORARY DISABILITY BUT NOT PERMANENT INJURY. LAMB PROCEDURES ARE USED DEFENSIVELY, ONLY, AND ARE LEGALLY DEFENSIBLE AGAINST CHARGES OF POLICE BRUTALITY. MOREOVER, THE METHOD CAN BE USED BY WOMEN AND OLDER OFFICERS AS WELL AS YOUNG, ATHLETIC, MALE OFFICERS. INSTRUCTORS SHOULD PREVIEW THE MANUAL AND ACCOMPANYING FILM WELL IN ADVANCE OF TRAINING SESSIONS TO DEVELOP PROFICIENCY. AS LAMB TECHNIQUES ARE INTENDED TO REPLACE FIREARMS IN SOME CIRCUMSTANCES, POLICE OFFICERS SHOULD DISCUSS THE NEED FOR NEW BATON METHODS AND VARIOUS WAYS OF HANDLING SUSPECTS WHO ATTACK OR RESIST THEM. TO BECOME COMPETENT IN THE LAMB METHOD, OFFICERS NEED 5 OR 6 HOURS OF TRAINING, SPREAD OUT OVER A WEEK AND SHOULD ALTERNATE TRAINING AND PRACTICE. RECOMMENDED TRAINING EQUIPMENT INCLUDES A 16 MM FILM PROJECTOR, PRACTICE BATONS MADE FROM PLASTIC TUBING, AND A GYMNASIUM WITH MATS TO PERMIT OFFICERS TO APPROXIMATE ASSAULT SITUATIONS WITHOUT INJURING THEMSELVES, AND TO DEVELOP SPEED AND ACCURACY. REFRESHER TRAINING IS ALSO RECOMMENDED. LAMB METHOD POSITIONS ARE EXPLAINED AND ILLUSTRATED, INCLUDING RESTING, DEFENSE AGAINST RUSHES OR CHARGES, STANDOFFS, AND DEFENSE AGAINST KICKS, PUNCHES, OR TWO OPPONENTS. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED. (PAP)
Index Term(s): Batons; Civil liability; Physical training; Police baton training; Police Brutality; Police defensive training; Police equipment; Self defense; Training equipment
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