Electric-shock weapons, tasers and policing : myths and realities /

"Building on five years of research, and drawing on criminology, science and technology studies (STS), socio-legal studies and social psychology, this book is the first non-medical book written on electric-shock weapons, of which the best well known is the TASER brand. The police's ability...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Dymond, Abi (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2022.
Series:Routledge studies in policing and society.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Technologies, Tools and TASERs
  • 'Better stunned than gunned'? Origin myths and mission creep
  • A 'nicer' weapon? Projectile electric-shock weapons and public safety
  • 'There's nothing bad I can say about TASER': TASER and officer safety
  • 'There's no right or wrong': Laws, policies and training
  • 'Just a tool': Revisiting human and non-human agency
  • 'You cannot obtain accountability': Officer accountability for use of force
  • Conclusion.