By Joseph B. Kuhns
Police Use of strength: a world standpoint is an engaging, foreign exploration of police use of strength, firearms, and less-than-lethal guns in international locations worldwide. The e-book is made from 3 sections: the 1st specializes in using strength regularly, the second one explores firearms and lethal strength, and the ultimate part considers less-than-lethal guns, together with pepper spray, TASERs, and different rising applied sciences at the moment at the horizon.The essays accumulated right here will offer readers with an knowing of the sizeable variations in how police use strength in a number of international locations, in addition to why police use strength otherwise below diversified varieties of govt. issues lined comprise use-of-force definitions, education approaches, coverage matters, abuse of police authority, use of strength in the course of interrogations, and using firearms by way of armed and unarmed police forces. ultimately, there's an essay concentrating on how taking pictures and killing a suspect affects an officer within the months and years that stick to.
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To protect any person, including himself, from death or serious bodily injury; 2. To effect the arrest of any person who the ofﬁcer has reason to believe has just committed a serious and violent crime, and/or who attempts to evade such arrest, or; 3. To quell a riot or insurrection, provided that no lesser degree of force can achieve this purpose (Hong Kong Police 2008, 29-3). The three main questions to be addressed in an open-ﬁre investigation focus on the purpose of the use of ﬁrearms, determining whether the minimum degree of force necessary to achieve the purpose was used and whether the force ceased once that objective was achieved, and whether use of force was reasonable given the circumstances.
Such information would be useful given the diversity of policies that exist, none of which have been deemed better or worse. In this sense, the various perspectives are connected in some manner, but also largely disconnected from one another. This disconnect is discouraging given the relative importance of each of the various groups. Like the obstacles noted in studies of culture conﬂict (Sellin 1938), more uniﬁed conceptions of appropriateness of police use of force will not occur unless each perspective is given the opportunity to look through the lens of the other.
Currently, there is very little literature on HKP accountability, especially bearing on the use of force. This chapter investigates the prevalence of the use of ﬁrearms by Hong Kong Police. Next, the administrative supervision, regulation, and control of HKP use of force and the political and legal limitations of controlling use-of-force are examined. Through the use of a case study, the strengths and limitations of past practices are considered and criticized. The chapter concludes with some recommendations for improving future training and investigative processes into use of force incidents.