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  • Taser Gun

    For this paper the topic I chose to get informed about was the Taser. Throughout this paper, I will be discussing what a Taser is by defining it and giving some examples of what it can look like, who is allowed to carry a Taser lawfully, how someone can obtain or purchase a Taser, and finally the benefits of owning a Taser. For starters, some of you may be wondering what is a Taser? Well according to the Metropolitan Police website, the definition of a Taser is stated as “a less lethal single shot weapon designed to temporarily incapacitate a suspect through the use of an electric current, similar in size to a pistol.” A most heard of Taser gun is the X26 Taser gun. This Taser gun uses an electrical current which interferes with the body’s neuromuscular system. As stated on the same website, this object…

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  • Taser Case Study

    Case Summary: Robert Dziekanski, YVR Taser Incident Conducted energy weapons also known as tasers have come out in the last decade in policing. The conducted energy weapon under the criminal code of Canada is “classified as a prohibited weapon”: meaning only police officers may use this weapon (Brainwood ,pg7) .The purpose of the energy weapon is to gain control of an individual using an electrical current. Although there have been some cases where the use of the taser has ended in death or…

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  • Exemplification Essay: The Use Of Taser In Law Enforcement

    Taser has been a issue that have been debated several years. On one aspect people think that they are completely safe and not harm is done, but for others they do not think that is possible. The first taser was invented in 1974 by Jack Cover and it was named Thomas A. Swift Electronic Rifle (SunSentinel, 2005). This taser used gun powder to shoot the darts out by the wire connected to the gun. The invention did not go anyway until 1991 when two brothers Rick and Tom Smith worked on the device…

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  • Are Nonlethal Weapons Worth It?

    Some people collaborated and put together organizations and associations to prevent and fight for the people that are getting disabled from these incidents. Andy Campbell denotes that Civil liberty organizations argue that these weapons are doing the opposite of what they are supposed to. This is because they create panic and disorder which result in more injuries.“It’s no secret that flashing a bright light into someone’s face will temporarily disorient them. This is one reason why cops carry…

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  • Duluth Police Department: DPD Case Study

    to use the TASER. They are set to be put in the opposite side of the firearm with marked differences from it. Officers are also responsible for them to be in good working conditions, and they should never hold both the firearm and TASER at the same time. When using a TASER, the peace officer must give the suspect enough time to comply as well as let other officers know he/she may use the device. It should be used in situations where the suspect is resisting in a violent manner as well as when…

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  • Police Force

    Victorian police shooting fatality is that of 15-year-old Tyler Cassidy on December 11th 2008. An article by The Herald Sun states, “four police had him cordoned as he stood holding two kitchen knives, frayed wires sparking and popping inside his angry mind... officers found themselves in the unenviable position of having to contain the enraged armed teen” (Anderson 2014). This case sparked a coronial inquest into Cassidy’s death. The inquest made numerous suggestions into ways in which Victoria…

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  • Non Lethal Weapons By Law Enforcement Case Study

    weapons? 2. The two primary continuums and the significance of Non-lethal weapons and why law enforcement needs non-lethal weapons? 3. What are the causes and effects of non-lethal weapons, in regards to Tasers and pepper spray on a suspect? 4. When a subject is sprayed with pepper spray, can OC cause the death of a suspect from not being able to breathe? 5. What impacts do non-lethal weapons have on society? The use of less-lethal force by law enforcement personnel started in the “1960s…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of The Stun Gun

    use of stun guns within law enforcement. The use of a stun gun can result in a person’s death. Research studies show that individuals have died immediately after being tased with a stun gun. Also law enforcement agencies do not have strict protocols in regards to the usage of stun guns. There have been cases where police officers have tased underage children and elderly people as well. Furthermore, stun guns can create weapon confusion which can lead to the wrongful killing of a person.…

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  • Taser Research Paper

    More so, the use of the Taser is part of a broader issue with excessive force, which has involved police officer using these weapons for inappropriate interactions with a suspect. In this type of policing culture, it is has been found that using a Taser is not “lethal”, which provides a greater impetus for the officer to use the weapon. However, there are potential dangers in using a Taser that could result in a dangerous interaction with a suspect: “The lack of impartial studies, the painful…

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  • Technology In Criminal Justice System Essay

    controversial issues of having these technologies in the end are for the better and safety of the people who use them and the community itself. Some of the technologies that will be discussed is this paper are Tasers and electronic surveillance within the criminal justice system. Example of technologies in the criminal justice system One example of a technology used within the criminal justice system is the Taser. A Taser sends out electrical shock with two prong that shoot out and attach the…

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