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    Use of Force For a law enforcement officer, one of the most difficult decisions you will make is deciding what force must be used in a split second decision. That is the decision Officer Darren Wilson had to make on August 9th, 2014, when he shot and kill 18 year old Michael Brown. People are split on whether Wilson actions are justifiable or not, causing many riots against Wilson on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. My stance is the situation is that Darren Wilson is not guilty of murder because it was self defence. Many factors come into play when it comes to use of force. An important factor in this case was size. In an interview with George Stephanopoulos, Darren Wilson said “I mean, the way I've described it, it's like a 5-year-old…

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    USE OF FORCE Policy Index: • Definitions • Reasonable Uses of Force • Prohibited Uses of Force • Reporting Methods Definitions: A. Use of Force Any implantation of physical techniques, tools, or other means to defend, restrain, overcome, or gain physical control of an individual. B. Excessive Force Situations in which more force is used than is allowed when judged in terms of administrative or professional guidelines or legal standards. This term also includes, illegal force. (Dunham, R. G., &…

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    Now that we have an idea of what the use of deadly force means, it is important that we figure out who it is limited to, and when, if any, is it justifiable to use. The use of deadly force can only be justified if there is proof of necessity for the chain of events that took place (LII, 1994). Cops can be justified in the use of deadly force in the following ways. For one, if the cop or “protective force officer” is using deadly force as a form of self-defense, the actions taken may be…

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    Use Of Force

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    Chapter 10 which is use of force. Table 10.1 on page 324, showed the number of police officers that have been killed accidentally while on the duty. Data from 2001 to 2010 has showed that over 400 police officers were killed in automobile accident which is the highest reason for officer’s death. The second highest was struck by vehicle with little over 100 death. Figure 10.2 discussed fairly new law that was law that was made in Florida that when an authorize vehicle with their light one…

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    According to Lirsten West Savali (2012) in the first three months of 2012, 30 African Americans were killed. Out of the 30 killed, 20 were definitely unarmed, 2 had possession of a firearm, and 8 were alleged to have a non lethal weapon. In the study, 12 were innocent of any illegal behavior or activity. According to the study, in all but two of the cases, the threat of violence could have been rendered without deadly force. This study shows that the use of force is a first option for some…

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    Police Use Of Force

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    Use of Force Paper What is use of force in police work; well for one thing it is unescapable and goes hand in hand with doing your job as a police officer. In many situations the lives of ordinary people and officers can be taken if use of force is not used properly or when necessary. There are so many different scenarios that can come into play when an officer decides to use force. Also they have to think about is it justified, have they had the proper training and is the department going…

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    Essay On Use Of Force

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    THE DYNAMICS OF ‘USE OF FORCE’ IN INTERNATIONAL LAW I. INTRODUCTION The use of force by states is enshrined under A. 2(4) of the UN Charter. A. 2(4) states that members of the UN shall refrain from the threat or use of force against, inter alia, the territorial integrity or political independence of another state. However, UN members enjoy two exceptions to the general prohibition against use of force. Firstly, a state can invoke A.42 of the charter through the UN Security Council to…

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    Police Use Of Force

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    Law enforcement utilizes force in certain instances when force is absolutely necessary to protect themselves and those who cannot protect themselves. Henych & Thompson (2008) state that it is for this very main reason that most citizens call the police for assistance. They believe that use of force will come into play to be necessary, certain and unavoidable (p.739). This paper will go on to define different police officer uses of force, factors that vary its applications in the field as well as…

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    Ethics Of The Use Of Force

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    Professional Standards and Use of Excessive Force in New Jersey State There are several laws governing police misconduct including current laws pending in legislation statewide. Ethically, all laws must focus on the overall “good for everyone”. Police officers should not be excused from holding up to their professional standards. Deontology systems of ethics is said to deal with intentions and motives. Deontological ethics is concerned with acts-- if it is intrinsically right or wrong.…

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    Use Of Force Essay

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    In international law, the use of force is an important factor to consider reason being because it can be very controversial. If every country were to use force because they wanted to prove a point or show another country that they are more powerful then every state would use force to get their way. An issue that highlights the use of force is the United States – Iraq war. Through resolutions, articles, customary international law, relations with terrorist groups and humanitarian intervention we…

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