Police Taser Utilization : the Effect of Policy Change.

This work examines the effect of policy changes within the Use-of-Force Continuum on taser usage and officer's perceptions of taser effectiveness. Data from 890 encounters during two years were analyzed to examine how changes in policy have effected taser use. Findings support that after the ch...

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Main Author: Miller, Michael E.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2010.
Series:Criminal justice (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC)
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Summary:This work examines the effect of policy changes within the Use-of-Force Continuum on taser usage and officer's perceptions of taser effectiveness. Data from 890 encounters during two years were analyzed to examine how changes in policy have effected taser use. Findings support that after the change, the frequency of taser use decreased, while the levels of suspect resistance increased. The frequency and severity of suspect injuries did not change and the number of officers injured was unchanged. Officers perceived an increased risk of harm to themselves as a result of the change, but this was.
Physical Description:1 online resource (183 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-165) and index.
ISBN:9781593325589
1593325584
9781593326388
1593326386