Accession Number : ADA613610

Title :   Crowd Characteristics and Management with Non-Lethal Weapons: A Soldier Survey

Descriptive Note : Briefing charts

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ TARGET BEHAVIORAL RESPONSE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Mezzacappa, Elizabeth ; Cooke, Gordon ; Jaffery, Nasir ; Sheridan, Charles

PDF Url : ADA613610

Report Date : Jun 2014

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The Army's Target Behavioral Response Laboratory \201TBRL\202 conducted an online survey to understand Soldier experiences with non-lethal weapons. The Crowd Management Experiences survey gathered information on the factors of mission, enemy, terrain and weather, troops support available, time available, and civilian considerations \201METT-TC\202. Critical data on crowd size were provided that could be used to focus research efforts to optimize the ratio between effort and benefit. Moreover, the data from the Warfighters suggest that developers focus on designing weapons for sensory and motoric disruption that minimize injury. Many Warfighters, when given the chance, stressed the importance of understanding motivation, communication, and the interpersonal nature of the crowd-military control force encounter.

Descriptors :   *NONLETHAL WEAPONS, *RESPONSE, ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORIES, BEHAVIOR, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS, MANAGEMENT, MILITARY PERSONNEL, PLANNING, SURVEYS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Psychology
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE