Accession Number : AD0661041

Title :   NONLETHAL WEAPONS FOR USE BY U.S. LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s) : Coates,Joseph F.

Report Date : NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : The paper examines situations for which nonlethal weapons are appropriate and limitations on the use of such weapons. Weapons in research and development are reviewed, along with some new concepts and proposals. Research recommendations are made. In each category the physical or physiological basis for operation of the weapon, and the intrinsic limitations on its development or use, are discussed. The emphasis is on the need for a systematic program of research and development which includes problem analysis, determination of objectives, research, test and evaluation, reportage and training. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POLICE, *NONLETHAL AGENTS), WEAPONS, TRAINING, TRAINING DEVICES, PUBLIC RELATIONS, TEAR GAS, STANDARDS, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, IRRITATING AGENTS, DOGS, WATER, VOMITING AGENTS, SMOKE, URBAN AREAS, INCAPACITATING AGENTS, CS AGENTS, CRIMINOLOGY

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE