Force Decisions: A Citizen's Guide

Force Decisions: A Citizen's Guide

by Rory Miller
     
 

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Winner – 2013 USA Best Books AwardFinalist – 2013 Book of the Year Award by ForeWord Magazine

In a free and peaceful society where so many have been taught that all violence is wrong, citizens are often confused and dismayed when officers use force, even when the force is perfectly lawful and justified.

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Winner – 2013 USA Best Books AwardFinalist – 2013 Book of the Year Award by ForeWord Magazine

In a free and peaceful society where so many have been taught that all violence is wrong, citizens are often confused and dismayed when officers use force, even when the force is perfectly lawful and justified.

This book allows you to ‘take' a basic USE OF FORCE class just as if you were a rookie at the police academy. Below are some highlights of what is included in ‘your' basic use of force class:

SECTION 1. TRAINING. I explain policy and laws that officers are taught. We examine use of force, how to define a threat, and the difference between excessive force and unnecessary force.

SECTION 2. CHECKS AND BALANCES. This section explains how an officer's decisions are examined if suspected of being bad decisions.

SECTION 3. EXPERIENCE. We explore how officers see the world that they live in. Somewhere in the fog between training and experience, the officer has to make a decision. Sometimes decisions will be made in a fraction of a second and on partial information. Sometimes a decision will change the lives of everyone involved—forever.

SECTION 4. ABOUT YOU. Review what you should have learned. Why does community action fail? What is it that can really be done? Know how to behave when faced by an officer. Until this section, I have tried to put you in the headspace of an officer, giving you an overview of his training and a taste of his experiences. Now I will try to let you feel like a suspect. That's a lot of mind bending for one book. Get plenty of sleep and drink lots of water.

Editorial Reviews

Alain Burrese
"I Commend and thank Miller for writing this important addition to the literature related to violence and law enforcement."
Wim Demeere
"Know your rights and your duties as a citizen…Read this book."
Steve Perry
"In an entertaining and informative way, Miller explains how and why police apply force."
George Mattson
"Understand the world police officers must live in, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594392443
Publisher:
YMAA Publication Center
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
206
Sales rank:
733,702
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Rory Miller, former Sergeant, has been studying martial arts since 1981. He's a best-selling writer and a veteran corrections officer. He's taught and designed course on Use of Force Policy and Decision Making, Police Defensive Tactics, Confrontational Simulations, and he has led and trained his former agency's Corrections Tactical Team. Recently, he taught how to run a modern, safe, and secure prison at the Iraqi Corrections Systems, Iraq. Rory Miller resides near Portland, Oregon.

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