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The Resource The use of Taser® weapons by the Western Australia Police : summary report, Corruption and Crime Commission

The use of Taser® weapons by the Western Australia Police : summary report, Corruption and Crime Commission

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The use of Taser® weapons by the Western Australia Police : summary report
Title
The use of Taser® weapons by the Western Australia Police
Title remainder
summary report
Statement of responsibility
Corruption and Crime Commission
Title variation
Use of Taser weapons by the Western Australia police
Title variation remainder
summary report
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Corruption and Crime Commission (The Commission (S3) examined Taser weapon use in Western Australia from 2007 to 2009. This involved three main data sources: WAPOL data about Use of Force reports from 2007 to 2009; the Commission's assessment and review work, pursuant to section 18 of the Corruption and Crime Commission Act 2003 (The CCC Act (S3); and detailed analysis of Use of Force reports for the periods December 2007, July 2008 and between July and September 2009. -- The majority of Taser weapon use by WAPOL is reasonable and the Taser weapon is an effective tool to assist police perform their duties. However: firearm use has increased since the introduction of Taser weapons, and injuries to police officers have remained the same; Taser weapons are being used for compliance, including against indigenous people and those suffering mental illness, contrary to the intention of the WAPOL policy; Taser weapons are causing injury. There is a risk that Taser weapon use will lead to a death; and there is evidence in Western Australia that Taser weapons are being used in situations for which they were not intended to be used and where such use is potentially excessive or improper. This appears to be an increasing trend. The threshold for Taser weapon use and related policy environment needs to be changed to avert this trend
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Also available electronically, address as at 4/11/10 :http://www.ccc.wa.gov.au/Publications/Reports/Published%20Reports%202010/Summary%20of%20Report%20-%20Use%20of%20Taser%20Weapons%20by%20WAPOL.pdf
Cataloging source
WMDU
Dewey number
363.230284
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Western Australia
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  • Western Australia
  • Police
  • Stun guns
  • Stun guns
  • Nonlethal weapons
Label
The use of Taser® weapons by the Western Australia Police : summary report, Corruption and Crime Commission
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Publication
Note
  • Title from cover
  • "October 2010"
  • Full report entitled: The use of taser® weapons by Western Australia police, also available
  • "This document is a summary version of the report "The use of Taser weapons by the Western Australia Police" tabled in the Parliament of Western Australia in October 2010. The full report contains a glossary of defined terms, more detail in relation to the analysis and a thorough literature review in relation to Taser weapon use nationally and internationally"
Contents
Introduction : What is a Taser weapon?; Why police carry Taser weapons; Risks of Taser weapon use; Taser weapon use in Western Australia; Injuries -- Taser weapon use as compliance : Western Australia Taser weapon policy; Case study - Deploying a Taser weapon on the driver of a vehicle -- Case study - Ignition of flammable liquids; Case study - Deploying a Taser weapon on a fleeing person -- Case study - Deploying a Taser weapon in a controlled environment -- Resisting arrest -- Threat versus deployment -- Taser weapon use and Indigenous people -- Case study - Deploying a Taser weapon when resisting arrest -- The young, elderly people, and pregnant women -- Case study - Deploying a Taser weapon on a young person -- Excited delirium -- Case study - Drug use and excited delirium -- Mission creep in Western Australia -- Accountability and training -- Conclusions : WAPOL response
Control code
000046087982
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
31 p.
Isbn
9780980505245
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)671102015
Label
The use of Taser® weapons by the Western Australia Police : summary report, Corruption and Crime Commission
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover
  • "October 2010"
  • Full report entitled: The use of taser® weapons by Western Australia police, also available
  • "This document is a summary version of the report "The use of Taser weapons by the Western Australia Police" tabled in the Parliament of Western Australia in October 2010. The full report contains a glossary of defined terms, more detail in relation to the analysis and a thorough literature review in relation to Taser weapon use nationally and internationally"
Contents
Introduction : What is a Taser weapon?; Why police carry Taser weapons; Risks of Taser weapon use; Taser weapon use in Western Australia; Injuries -- Taser weapon use as compliance : Western Australia Taser weapon policy; Case study - Deploying a Taser weapon on the driver of a vehicle -- Case study - Ignition of flammable liquids; Case study - Deploying a Taser weapon on a fleeing person -- Case study - Deploying a Taser weapon in a controlled environment -- Resisting arrest -- Threat versus deployment -- Taser weapon use and Indigenous people -- Case study - Deploying a Taser weapon when resisting arrest -- The young, elderly people, and pregnant women -- Case study - Deploying a Taser weapon on a young person -- Excited delirium -- Case study - Drug use and excited delirium -- Mission creep in Western Australia -- Accountability and training -- Conclusions : WAPOL response
Control code
000046087982
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
31 p.
Isbn
9780980505245
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)671102015

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