Police training options to reduce violence in police-suspect encounters

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Abstract / Description of output

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolice Use of Force Global Perspectives and Policy Implications
EditorsJames F. Albrecht, Garth den Heyer
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9783031227059
ISBN (Print)9783031227042
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • police use of force
  • tactical training
  • self-defence
  • verbal de-escalation
  • police training


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