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NCJ Number: 90658 Find in a Library
Title: Tear Gas and Self-Defense
Corporate Author: Charles Cahill and Associates,
United States of America
Date Published: 1982
Sale Source: AIMS
9710 DeSota Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311-4409
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The film presents different situations where a layperson would have to decide whether or not to use tear gas for self-protection.
Abstract: Self-defense tear gas cannisters are becoming popular as a way to protect oneself from criminal attack. But tear gas requires intelligent and informed use. The film teaches the distinction between crimes against a person and crimes against property, thereby demonstrating legal and illegal uses of this weapon. It shows why, to be effective, tear gas must be sprayed liberally in the face at close range. It shows how to use the chemical agent tactically, to allow its user time to escape. The film shows the actual effects of tear gas on two volunteer subjects, demonstrating that while tear gas is generally effective, it can affect some people only minimally. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Chemical irritants; Personal Security/Self Protection; Self defense
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