Police training and use of force: Methods to reduce violent encounters

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Police officials spend considerable time receiving comprehensive training in use-of-force tactics, particularly involving a firearm. Ultimately, however, the goal is to develop the necessary skills needed to avoid using force. As such, verbal de-escalations skills are clearly a more desirable option than resorting to the use of physical or deadly force. Training options that could be instituted to retain a tactical advantage, but also for police to be sufficiently prepared for all dangerous scenarios will be examined. Persistent public and media criticism of police actions involving enforcement actions and use of force warrant thorough analyses of this contemporary and rather controversial issue.
Police use of force,Police training,Verbal de-escalation,Self-defence,Tactical training
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnderstanding and Preventing Community Violence
EditorsJames F. Albrecht, Garth den Heyer
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9783031050756
ISBN (Print)9783031050749
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2022


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