NIJ initiative on less-than-lethal weapons
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English


  • National Institute of Justice (U.S.),
  • Nonlethal weapons -- United States -- Evaluation.

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Other titlesInitiative on less than lethal weapons.
Statementby David W. Hayeslip and Alan Preszler.
SeriesResearch in brief
ContributionsPreszler, Alan., National Institute of Justice (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination5 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16955322M

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not considered weapons in the usual sense nor are they seen as alternatives to deadly force. Deadly force is at the top of the use-of-force continuum, and LTL devices are simply lower rungs on the same ladder. To distinguish between 'less- than-lethal" and "nonlethal." the latter refers to a device that cannot cause death no matter how it is Size: 1MB. Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons and Equipment Review A Research Guide for Civil Law Enforcement and Corrections July i This document is a research report submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice. This report discusses the search for less-than-lethal (LTL) weapons for United States police organizations. The National Institute of Justice's Science and Technology Division has devised an LTL strategy to develop new technologies that will improve police productivity and give them alternative capabilities. Non-lethal weapons, also called less-lethal weapons, less-than-lethal weapons, non-deadly weapons, compliance weapons, or pain-inducing weapons are weapons intended to be less likely to kill a living target than conventional weapons such as knives and is often understood that unintended or incidental casualties are risked wherever force is applied, but non-lethal .

  Police toy with 'less lethal' weapons. the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is funding research into three such devices, all of which . IUCAT is Indiana University's online library catalog, which provides access to millions of items held by the IU Libraries statewide. and military forces. In the United States, for example, the National Institute of Justice oper-ates the Less-Than-Lethal Technology Program. See NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE, NIJ's LESS-THAN-LETHAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM (); The Department of Defense coordinates the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program. The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is trying to take some of the guesswork out of the use of LTL devices, specifically incapacitating, nonpenetrating projectiles, also known as blunt trauma weapons. “It’s called our Blunt Trauma Program, part of our Less-Than-Lethal Technology Program,” says Sandy Newett, NIJ program manager.

the data because its use of less-lethal weapons was very limited. The BOP also provided data it had collected on its personnel’s use of less-lethal weapons, but analysis of this data was difficult because the BOP only recorded use of less-lethal weapons as text in database comment fields. The DEA reported that itFile Size: 1MB. Police officers are disproportionately affected by intentional injuries in the workplace. 1 Although incidents of use of force by police officers account for less than 2% of the estimated total of police and civilian contacts (official interaction between any person and an officer), the prevalence of injury to civilians and officers in these situations is high. 2–8 Police departments in the Cited by: David W Hayeslip has written: 'NIJ initiative on less-than-lethal weapons' -- subject(s): Evaluation, National Institute of Justice (U.S.), Nonlethal weapons Asked in Military Equipment, Police. Not all less lethal weapons are created equal. Law enforcement have many choices when it comes to less lethal weapons. We have discussed many options in the previous blog posts on bean bags, rubber bullets and tear the case of riotous situations, governments have a number of less lethal weapons that have certain capabilities and risks.