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Title: Civil Disturbance Control
Author(s): B J Kuhn
Corporate Author: 7426 North Canal Road
Michigan Law Enforcement
Officers Training Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1968
Page Count: 207
Grant Number: 177
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 manual is intended as a guide to members of police agencies in handling emergencies resulting from rioting conditions.
Abstract: It outlines role of the police in preventing civil disturbances through training, administrative policies, prevention planning, public relations, and positive police action. The concept of civil disobedience is explored, and such topics are examined as the consequences of civil disobedience, principal types of civil disobedience, crowd characteristics, and factors contributing to community tensions. The planning stages for dealing with civil disturbances are discussed, including operational, logistical, and intelligence planning; and planning for arrest, identification, detention, and counterinsurgency operations. Finally, police operations during a civil disturbance are outlined in such areas as mobilization, equipment, intelligence, strategy and tactics, communications, utility protection, recovered property, antisniper activity, formations in civil disturbance and riot control, and the use of chemicals. A bibliography containing 17 citations is appended.
Index Term(s): Civil disobedience; Police crowd control training; Riot control
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