Force Decisions: A Citizen's Guide to Understanding How Police Determine Appropriate Use of Force

Rory Miller (Author)
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Description

Cooperation, Compliance, Control.

In a free and peaceful society where so many have been taught that all violence is wrong, citizens are often confused and dismayed when officers use force, even when the force is perfectly lawful and justified.

This book allows you to 'take' a basic USE OF FORCE class just as if you were a rookie at the police academy. Below are some highlights of what is included in 'your' basic use of force class:

SECTION 1. TRAINING. I explain policy and laws that officers are taught. We examine use of force, how to define a threat, and the difference between excessive force and unnecessary force.

SECTION 2. CHECKS AND BALANCES. This section explains how an officer's decisions are examined if suspected of being bad decisions.

SECTION 3. EXPERIENCE. We explore how officers see the world that they live in. Somewhere in the fog between training and experience, the officer has to make a decision. Sometimes decisions will be made in a fraction of a second and on partial information. Sometimes a decision will change the lives of everyone involved-forever.

SECTION 4. ABOUT YOU. Review what you should have learned. Why does community action fail? What is it that can really be done? Know how to behave when faced by an officer. Until this section, I have tried to put you in the headspace of an officer, giving you an overview of his training and a taste of his experiences. Now I will try to let you feel like a suspect. That's a lot of mind bending for one book. Get plenty of sleep and drink lots of water.

Any civilian, law enforcement officer or martial artist interested in self-defense, or anyone wanting to understand the duties and responsibilities of civilians and police officers needs to read this book.

Product Details

Price
$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
YMAA Publication Center
Publish Date
April 01, 2012
Pages
206
Dimensions
5.9 X 0.6 X 8.9 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781594392436
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About the Author

Rory Miller former Sergeant, has been studying martial arts since 1981. He's a best-selling writer and a veteran corrections officer. He's taught and designed courses on Use of Force Policy and Decision Making, Police Defensive Tactics, Confrontational Simulations, and he has led and trained his former agency's Corrections Tactical Team. Recently, he taught how to run a modern, safe, and secure prison at the Iraqi Corrections Systems, Iraq. Rory Miller resides near Portland, Oregon.

Reviews

"Understand the world police officers must live in, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week."--George Mattson, martial artists, author
"I Commend and thank Miller for writing this important addition to the literature related to violence and law enforcement."--Alain Burrese, J.D., former U.S. Army 82nd Airborne, author
"Know your rights and your duties as a citizen...Read this book."--Wim Demeere
"In an entertaining and informative way, Miller explains how and why police apply force."--Steve Perry, New York Times bestselling author, Shadows of the Empire