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NCJ Number: 77464 Find in a Library
Title: Ripped Off
Author(s): E HawkinsHawkins E
Corporate Author: Ctr for Law and Education of Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, Inc
United States of America
Project Director: E Hawkins
Date Published: 1973
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr for Law and Education of Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, Inc
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Sale Source: Ctr for Law and Education of Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, Inc
501 Granview Drive
Suite 209
South San Francisco, CA 94080
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This film illustrates the danger to both the victim and the offender during a burglary and notes that citizens and police officers are entitled to use force to protect themselves.
Abstract: Two teenage boys plan to burglarize a home to which one of the boys brings a gun. The boy with the gun is caught in the home and attempts to flee the scene when the police are called. They order him to stop and after the warning they shoot. The film notes that burglary is a forcible felony and because of its seriousness both police and private citizens are authorized to use appropriate force to protect themselves. Thus, the boy caused his own predicament through his ignorance of the law.
Index Term(s): Burglary; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Lawful use of force; Police use of deadly force; Witness intervention in crime
Note: This is a 16mm color film. It is 10 minutes in length. Rental is available.
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