By Craig Hemmens, J.D., Ph.D., and Eugene Atherton
#4222 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. $33.00.