Use of Force: Current Practice and Policy

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Due to the nature of the corrections environment, staff may be required to use force. But when and how much is appropriate?

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By Craig Hemmens, J.D., Ph.D., and Eugene Atherton

Due to the nature of the corrections environment, staff may be required to use force. But when and how much is appropriate? Written by an academician and a practitioner, this resource is designed for use by correctional officers and administrators.

It provides an overview of the use of and current policies regarding force. Topics covered include a historical background on the use of force, the legal issues involved, current use of force practices based on a national ACA survey, and information on effective policies. Also includes samples of policies and further references. 273 pages. 1999.

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