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#99: New Study: TASERs "As Safe as Weapons Can Be," Not "Instruments of Death"

 

 

#98: Solo Officers vs. Active Killers: Officers Speak Out

 

 

#97: Ohio Trainer Makes the Case for Single-Officer Entry Against Active Killers

I. Ohio trainer makes the case for single-officer entry against active killers

II. Force Science News to be translated for 14,000 French-speaking officers

 

 

#96: Force Science Students Put Their Knowledge To Use Part 2 of a 2-Part Series

 

 

#95: 1st Force Science Certification Class a Success Part 1 of a 2-Part Series

 

 

#94: One Officer's Pain is Others' Gain, as Her Shooting Becomes a Catalyst for Change

 

 

#93: Is the "Triangle Of Death" Real?

I. Is the “triangle of death” real?

II. Scott Buhrmaster joins Force Science

III. Center findings gain global exposure

 

 

#92: What the New Study of Shootings of Unarmed Suspects Means to You

 

 

#91: New Study May "Radically Alter" How Police Deadly Force is Viewed

 

 

#90: Registration Starts for New Force Science Analysis Certification Training

 

 

#89: Low-Cost Training in Crisis Decision-Making that Still "Makes 'em Sweat"

 

 

#88: Ongoing Survey Seeks Consensus on What's "Reasonable" Use of Force

I. Ongoing survey seeks consensus on what’s “reasonable” use of force

II. Violence in schools report now fully detailed on-line.

III. Happy New Year!

 

 

#87: "Canadian Response" Technique Brings Quick Restraint of Combative, Super-Strong Subjects

I. “Canadian Response” technique brings quick restraint of combative, super-strong subjects, FSRC advisor tells excited delirium conference

II. FSRC to bring reality to English Parliament

 

 

#86: "Lethality Assessment" Helps Gauge Danger from Domestic Disputes

I. “Lethality Assessment” helps gauge danger from domestic disputes

II. New study provides realistic look at school crimes

III. One agency’s innovation for easing shift fatigue

 

 

#85: Two Officer-Survival Studies Due to Kick Off in New FSRC Facilities

 

 

#84: Readers Speak Out About Officer's Mass Slayings

 

 

#83: Experts Look at a Young Officer's Murderous Rampage

 

 

#82: Studies will Explore Subtleties of Force Encounters in Hopes of Improving Safety

I. Three Studies will Explore Subtleties of Force Encounters in Hopes of Improving Safety on the Street

 

 

#81: Have You Tried These Distractions?

 

 

#80: Police and Sleep Problems: Are You a 40%er?

I. Police and sleep problems: Are you a 40%er?

II. Another alarm sounds about tired cops.

III. Of no practical value…just funny.

 

 

#79: Distractions and Aggressive Subjects; What a Study and Past Experience Tell Us

 

 

#78: New Studies to Reveal Best Methods for Peak-Performance Training

 

 

#77: New Certification for Force Investigators Announced by FSRC

 

 

#76: The Camera Doesn't Lie, Right? Wel-l-l-l-l-l-l........

 

 

#75: What Promotes Peak Performance in Lethal-Force Conflicts?

 

 

#74: New Study: We're Getting Better Prepared to Win on the Street and in Court

 

 

#73: New Excited Delirium Protocol Issued by San Jose PD...and more

 

 

#72: New FSRC Study Hopes to Identify "Best" Training

I. Researchers Move Closer to Explaining High Performance; New FSRC Study Hopes to Identify “Best” Training

 

 

#71: "Our Cops are Ticking Time Bombs for Lack of Sleep"

I. “Our Cops are Ticking Time Bombs for Lack of Sleep”

 

 

#70: Snooze You Lose? Actually, the Opposite May Be True

I. Snooze You Lose? Actually, the Opposite May Be True

 

 

#69: How to Combat Myths that Muddle Force Confrontations – Part II of a Series

I. How to Combat Myths that Muddle Force Confrontations – Part II of a Series

 

 

#68: How Many of These Force Myths Do You Believe? How About the People Who Judge You?

I. How Many of These Force Myths Do You Believe? How About the People Who Judge You?

 

 

#67: Is Excited Delirium a Fake Condition Invented to Whitewash Abusive Force?

I. Is Excited Delirum a Fake Condition Invented to Whitewash Abusive Force? A Critical Look at NPR'S Recent Report.

II. Where to Find Out More - In Person - About How FSRC'S Unique Research Can Help You Survive on the Street & in Court

III. Kickin Ass! Dr. Bill Lewinski Achieves a Coveted 5th Degree Black Belt

 

 

#66: New Tests Show Deadly Accuracy & Startling Speed Even Inexperienced Shooters Can Achieve In Shooting Cops

I. New Tests Show Deadly Accuracy & Startling Speed Even Inexperienced Shooters Can Achieve In Shooting Cops

 

 

#65: Drunk, Drugged, Violence-Prone Suspects Most Likely to be Shot By Police

I. Drunk, Drugged, Violence-Prone Suspects Most Likely to be Shot By Police

 

 

#64: Cell Phones & Accidents: New Study Gets Underway

I. New, Free On-Line Journal for Police, Corrections

II. From Our Email In-Box

III. Cell Phones & Accidents: New Study Gets Underway

IV: Looking For A Career Change?

 

 

#63: L.A. Officer Wins 2-Year Battle in Controversial Shooting of 13-Year-Old Driver

 

 

#62: New Findings from FBI About Cop Attackers & Their Weapons

I. New Findings from FBI About Cop Attackers & Their Weapons

 

 

#61: New Findings About Simulation Training and the Stress of Post-Shooting Interviews

 

 

#60: Tunnel Vision and Tunnel Hearing – Time To Update

 

 

#59: FSRC Turns the Light of Science on Another "Unjustified" Shooting

 

 

#58: 10 Tips for Surviving Controversial, High-Profile Crises

 

 

#57: Facing Possible Life Sentence, Investigator Fights to Prove He's Not a Murderer

 

 

#56: "It's Scary How Easily an Officer Can End Up Charged with Murder", Part I

 

 

#55: Excited Delirium Gets More Complicated; What Do To About It

 

 

#54: Cell Phone Studies Shed Light on How Officers' Memories Work in Shootings

 

 

#53: Ask The Experts: Answers to Readers' Questions + Why Cops Aren't Always Wrong in "Suspicious" Shootings

 

 

#52: Anger an Invitation to Injurious Attack, Study Finds

 

 

#50: How are 5%ers Created? by "Effortful Study," New Report Says

 

 

#49: Early Findings in New Study Confirm: More Training Brings Better Response & Memory in High-Intensity Encounters

 

 

#48: New Study Launched on "Hit Probability": What's Your Real Risk from Surprise Gunfire...

 

 

#47: One Officer's Wild Encounter with "Excited Delirium"

 

 

#46: New Law Shifts Burden of Proving Justification in Officer-Involved Shootings

 

 

#45: Force Science News Mailbag

 

 

#44: Three Battles: Top Challenges for Deadly Force Trainers

 

 

#43: Cops Give Weaker Commands in Violent Encounters, Ground-Breaking New FSRC Studies Reveal

 

 

#42: More About How to Assure "Fair, Neutral & Fact-Finding" OIS Investigations: Suggestions for Successfully Mining Memory, Part II

 

 

#41: How to Assure "Fair, Neutral & Fact-Finding" Officer-Involved Shooting Investigations, Part I

 

 

#40: Why Shooting to Wound Doesn't Make Sense Scientifically, Legally or Tactically

I. Why Shooting to Wound Doesn't Make Sense Scientifically, Legally or Tactically

 

 

#39: Are Shoot-To-Wound Laws the Next Activist Crusade?

 

 

#38: New FSRC Inventions Will Help Studies of Unintended Discharges, Multi-Assailant Assaults, Shooting Accuracy

 

 

#37: Readers Who've "Been There" Scorn PARC's Guidelines for Post-Shooting Interviews

 

 

#36: Are Controversial Recommendations About Officers in Shootings Really Valid?

 

 

#35: Should Troubled Officers Take Antidepressant Medication?

 

 

#34: You Can Help Force Science in New Officer Survival Research

 

 

#33: How Force Science Saved 2 "Gun Cops" from Trial for Murder

 

 

#32: 10 Tips for Keep Tasers Safe, Effective and Accepted in Your Community-- Answers to Activists'  Accusations

 

 

#31: New Reports Stress Taser's Safety & Effectiveness, yet ACLU Demands Greater Restriction on Deployment

 

 

#30: Breaking News: 2 Cops Cleared by Force Science in Controversial "Shoot-From-Behind" Encounter

 

 

#29: 10 Training Tips for Handling "Excited Delirium"

 

 

#28: FS News Readers Respond to Suicide Bomber Report + 1st International FSRC Seminars Set for London

 

 

#27: "Fraught with Perils"...but What's Better? Experts Speak Out on New IACP Suicide-Bomber Guidelines

 

 

#26: Suicide Bombers: What New IACP "Training Keys" Say You Need to know About a Deadly Threat

 

 

#25: Hot New Area of Brain Research Offers Hope for Better Training, Sharper Street Smarts

 

 

#24: New Findings Expand Understanding of Tunnel Vision, Auditory Blocking & Lag Time

 

 

#23: Study Reveals Important Truths Hidden in the Details of Officer-Involved Shootings

 

 

#22: "Bread & Butter" Tactics Work Best Against Spontaneous Knife Attacks

 

 

#21: Findings Are Now Firm: Ejected Shell Casings Can't Reliably Tell Much About a Shooter's Location

 

 

#20: What the New Shell Ejection Study Found + Brits Visit FSRC

 

 

#19: FS News Readers Share Encounters With Naked Subjects

 

 

#18: Part II of Special Edged Weapons/21-Ft. Rules Series

 

 

#17: Is the 21-Foot Rule Still Valid When Dealing With An Edged Weapon? Part 1

 

 

#16: New Seminar on Officer-Involved Shootings: Learn How Landmark Force Science Discoveries Affect You

 

 

#15: Are Cops Wild in the Streets? New study Says No Way!

 

 

#14: 6 Steps to the Cutting Edge: "A Plan for Winning"

 

 

#13: "Blood Lessons" From Officers Involved in Fatal Off-Duty Shootout in Crowded McDonald's

 

 

#12: Have Gun, Will Travel?

 

 

#11: New IES Simulator Unveiled at the Force Science Research Center+News on Back Pain

 

 

#10: Was Suspect's Shooting a "Police Execution?"

 

 

#9: Chief Shot in Accidental Discharge...What Can You Learn From The Incident? + More on TASERs

 

 

#8: Should Cops Stop Using Tasers? The Force Science Research Center Weighs In On The Controversy

 

 

#7: Welcome to the Force Science News Mail Room!

 

 

#6: DEA Agent Cleared in Shot-In-The-Back Case

 

 

#5: Latest Findings--and Recommendations--About Traumatic Stress

 

 

#4: "Scan Patterns": Next Breakthrough in Survival Training?

 

 

#3: Can You Really Prevent Unintentional Discharges?

 

 

#2: Will Traumatic Stress Sharpen Your Memory-or Sabotage It: What the Latest Findings Reveal

 

 

#1: New Findings On Shell Ejection Patterns Help Clear Officer on Trial for Murder

 

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