Our Purpose

Force Science is the research and application of unbiased scientific principles and processes to determine the true nature of human behavior in high stress and deadly force encounters. Force Science's groundbreaking, reproducible studies address real problems encountered by law enforcement officers on the street and are meticulously documented.


The Force Science Institute is the umbrella organization under which three Force Science divisions function; the Force Science Division of Research, the Force Science Division of Training, and the Force Science Division of Consultation.


The Force Science Division of Research is dedicated to scientifically determining and fully understanding the true physical and psychological dynamics of force encounters by conducting groundbreaking research into officer and suspect behaviors during rapidly unfolding, high-stress confrontations. For more details and to download articles, visit the Research page  of the website.


The Force Science Division of Training makes training available that will educate administrators, trainers, investigators, attorneys, officers and other legal professionals on Force Science findings and will help facilitate the application of Force Science concepts during their investigations, training and work in the field. For details on pricing and the program, visit the Training page of the website.


The Force Science Division of Consultation provides expert support that will help attorneys, judges, jurors, review board members, investigators and others responsible for determining the appropriateness of officers’ behavior during force encounters to better understand the scientific realities surrounding these events as revealed by Force Science research. For more details, visit the Contact Us page of the website.

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