Implementation of Tasers

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IMPLEMENTATION OF TASERS

Implementation of Tasers and
Their Non-lethal Capability and Effectiveness for Officer Safety

for
Professor X. Xxxxxxxxxxx
Technical Writing Instructor

by
ME
WRTG 393

December 13, 2012
IMPLEMENTATION OF TASERS

Table of Contents
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Title Page……………………………………………………………………………………….iii Abstract…………………………………………………………………………………………1 Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………..2 Data Section………………………………………………………………….………………….3
How Tasers Work……………………………………………………….…………………..3
Advantages to Using Tasers…..…………………………………………………………….4
Officer Safety……………………………………………………………………………….5
Suspect and Bystander Safety………………………………………………………………6
Tasers vs Other Non-lethal Weapons……………………………………………………….6 Problems and Concerns................................................................................................................7
Taser Use Problems…………………………………………………………………………7
Taser Abuse…………………………………………………………………………………8
Costs………………………………………………………………………………………...9 Legal Implications………………………………………………………………………………10 Recommendations………………………………………………………………………………11 Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………………11 References………………………………………………………………………………………13 List of Illustrations

FIGURESPAGE
1. Picture of X26 Taser………………………………………………………………………….4 2. Taser International Statistics Chart……………………………………………………….…..5 3. Survey Results Pie Graph...…………………………………………………………………..9

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Abstract

The feasibility of taser implementation on MCAS Iwakuni is based on officer safety and alternatives to non-lethal use of force to subdue a violent people.

One of the most focal topics in the news regarding law enforcement, especially in recent years, involves the use of conducted energy weapons sold under the brand name of Taser. Highly effective yet highly controversial, the use of Tasers as non-lethal weapons is rapidly growing in acceptance by thousands of law enforcement agencies across America and internationally.

The intended purpose of a less-lethal weapon is to provide officers with a force option to help in overcoming a subject’s combative intent, physical resistance, and/or assaultive behavior; in disabling or subduing persons bent on harming themselves or others; or in providing self-defense, with the end result having a much lower chance of causing serious injury or death. As with all applications of force, officers using less lethal options are expected to use necessary and reasonable force to affect a lawful arrest.

Any law enforcement department considering use of Tasers should follow these recommendations:

How a taser works and it uses.
Advantages for the use of tasers.
How tasers are useful for Officer Safety.
How tasers affect Suspect and Bystander Safety.
Tasers vs. other Non-Lethal weapons.
Problems and concerns for the use of tasers.
The legal implications of using tasers.

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Introduction

One of the most focal topics in the news regarding law enforcement, especially in recent years, involves the use of conducted energy weapons sold under the brand name of Taser. Highly effective yet highly controversial, the use of Tasers as non-lethal weapons is rapidly growing in acceptance by thousands of law enforcement agencies across America and internationally. Taser International, which exclusively produces Tasers, claim that Tasers are currently being used in approximately 7,000 police departments in the United States alone ("Taser International Inc.," 2012). Taser International claims that Tasers are safe and estimates that more than 100,000 people have been “Tased” as well as other volunteers, including the officers that carry them.

The intended purpose of a less-lethal weapon is to provide officers with a force option to help in overcoming a subject’s combative intent, physical resistance, and/or assaultive behavior; in disabling or subduing...
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