AuthorHatch, David E
TitleOfficer-involved shootings and use of force [electronic resource] : practical investigation techniques / David E. Hatch, Randy Dickson
Imprint Boca Raton, FL. : CRC Press, c2007
Edition 2nd ed
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Descript 230 p. : ill


Written by cops for cops, this second edition continues to show how consistent, standard protocols for investigation help avoid unnecessary litigation, public distrust, media frenzy, and harm to the agency and the officer's reputation. Updated and expanded, it presents new information from leading expert, Randy Dickson, on post-incident support and post rraumatic stress disorder, the use of Tasers, positional asphyxia and excited delirium deaths, report writing, and public information policies. New case studies illustrate expert tips on handling suspects, interviewing witnesses and employees, and investigating the scene, as well as critical points for working with assisted suicides


Series editor's note -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- About the authors -- ch. 1. Why use a model policy? -- ch. 2. Developing a use-of-force policy -- ch. 3. Assigning investigative responsibility -- ch. 4. Scene investigation -- ch. 5. Handling suspects -- ch. 6. Interviewing witnesses -- ch. 7. Interviewing employees involved in incidents of violence -- ch. 8. Documenting incidents -- ch. 9. Investigating forced and assisted suicides -- ch. 10. Investigating in-custody deaths -- ch. 11. The myth of positional asphyxia -- ch. 12. Working with incident review boards -- ch. 13. Use of force by tactical units -- ch. 14. Multijurisdictional investigations -- ch. 15. Handling the media and politically charged situations -- ch. 16. The individual impact of officer-involved shootings -- ch. 17. Post-incident officer support -- Appendix : checklists and sample forms -- Index

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