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Less-than-lethal options in law enforcement

Identify and describe at least 3 less-than-lethal options that are available to law enforcement.
Identify and describe at least 1 new less-than-lethal or nonlethal technology that is currently under development.
Make sure to include the following in your response:
What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of using less-than-lethal weapons?
What are some of the concerns about the inappropriate use of less-than-lethal weapons, such as torture?
What use of force policies would you suggest to govern the use of less-than-lethal weapons?

Over 375 word essay with reference.

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Utilizing non-lethal actions are essential to law enforcement officers in the field to ensure that the safety of the officer, victim, and suspect take place. In saying this, law enforcement officers have many non-lethal weapons at their disposal. According to the National Institute of Justice (2011), officers are able to use weapons such as pepper spray, tasers, and non-lethal bean bag bullets to subdue suspects that are unwilling to cooperate with officer commands. Though these weapons are at their disposal the primary technique to keep the situation from escalating are verbal commands. In addition to these traditional non-lethal weapons there are numerous manufactures that are testing ...

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The use of non-lethal force options for law enforcement has become the focal point of many lobbyist. Many believe that law enforcement abuse this right and violate citizen constitutional rights. Below we'll discuss and describe non-lethal options in regards to law enforcement.

Over 375 word essay with reference.