Force Science :  Increasing the Understanding of Force Encounters

Through Science and Research.

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 Research Center, the Force Science consultation division and the Force Science training division.


The Force Science Research Center 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.


The Force Science Consultation Division 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 studies.


The Force Science Training Division 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.


Force Science training classes are available for agencies to purchase. Generally, our two-day program is recommended, but in instances where that is not possible, we do offer a one-day option. There are no restrictions relative to more than one agency working together to purchase and fill a Force Science class. In fact, many agencies work in tandem to bring the program to their area. For details on pricing and the program, visit the Training Information page.