Shooting to Kill: Policing, Firearms and Armed Response / Edition 1

Shooting to Kill: Policing, Firearms and Armed Response / Edition 1

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by Peter Squires, Peter Kennison
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470779276

ISBN-13: 9780470779279

Pub. Date: 05/10/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Shooting to Kill? Policing, Firearms and Armed Response explores the dilemma of armed response policing in the UK, and policing in a gun culture.

  • Offers the first critical exploration of the ACPO code of guidance on Police Use of Firearms and other tactical manuals
  • Includes interviews with senior police firearms managers and critical case

Overview

Shooting to Kill? Policing, Firearms and Armed Response explores the dilemma of armed response policing in the UK, and policing in a gun culture.

  • Offers the first critical exploration of the ACPO code of guidance on Police Use of Firearms and other tactical manuals
  • Includes interviews with senior police firearms managers and critical case studies of police firearms incidents
  • Features the first in-depth, academic analysis of the Stockwell shooting incident and the Kratos policy
  • Provides a review of key developments in armed response policing around the world
  • Describes the crucial phases in armed response policy development in Britain and explores the consequences of arming the police

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470779279
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/10/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

About the Authors xi

Acknowledgements xiii

List of Abbreviations xv

1 Introduction: The Hardest Job in Policing? 1

Shots Around the World 4

Controversy 8

Changes, Mistakes and Learning in Police Circles 9

Contexts, Command, Frequencies and Victims 16

Structure and Contents 20

Timeline on Police Weapons and Firearms 23

2 The Shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes and 'Operation Kratos' 31

Stockwell, 22 July 36

Briefing and Kratos 41

3 Old Myths and Changing Realities 53

Discourses Within and About Policing 53

Tooling Up? 55

Driving out the Dixon Myth 58

New Problems and 'Exceptional' Measures 64

4 Shootings, Policy Shifts and Competing Pressures 71

Continuing Official Caution 75

Hungerford 76

Tragedy and Farce 78

After Hungerford 80

'Event Driven' or 'Gun Driven' 81

Shooting to Kill? 83

Men, Guns and Ammo 89

Replica Arguments and Replica Weapons 92

5 Police Politics and Morale 97

Hanging, Shooting and Opinion Polling 97

Click by Click? 100

The 'Greatest British Defeat since Dunkirk' 104

New Frontiers and Supply Side Questions 107

The Most Important Decision for the Future of British Policing - Since Last Year 109

War and Order: The New Continuum of Force 114

The Dunblane Primary School Massacre and its Aftermath 115

6 Policing in a 'Gun Culture'? Policing of Guns and Policing with Guns 117

Unpacking the Notion of a 'Gun Culture' 122

Guns and Gangs 124

Gang Studies and 'Cultures of Violence' 126

Policing and Enforcement Action in 'Gangland' 133

Gun Crime Hotspots and 'Problem-oriented Policing' 136

Operation Ceasefire 138

Bringing It All Back Home: 'Gunchester' 141

Policing of Guns, Policing with Guns 142

7 Intelligence Dilemmas, Armed Response Policy and Research 147

Gang Culture and the 'Trident Model' 149

From Reactive to Proactive 150

Intelligence-led Dilemmas 152

Research on Recent Police Shootings 159

8 Critical Case Studies of Selected Police-involved Shooting Incidents 165

The Shooting of James Ashley in Hastings, 1998 166

The Shooting of Harry Stanley, 1999 171

The Shooting of Andrew Kernan, 2001 177

Caution at Highmoor Cross, 2004 181

Ambush at Chandler's Ford, 2007 184

9 Concluding Themes: Losing by Appearing to Win? 193

Bibliography 205

Index 227

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Shooting to Kill: Policing, Firearms and Armed Response 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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