Sudden Deaths in Custody / Edition 1

Sudden Deaths in Custody / Edition 1

by Darrell L. Ross
     
 

ISBN-10: 1588294757

ISBN-13: 9781588294753

Pub. Date: 11/28/2005

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

This comprehensive review of the medical, legal, psychological, and administrative aspects of violent restraint encounters offers insights into controlling such incidents. The authors assess the medical considerations in such cases, including how the stress of an encounter may influence the physiological responses of the subject, how chemical substances may affect

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This comprehensive review of the medical, legal, psychological, and administrative aspects of violent restraint encounters offers insights into controlling such incidents. The authors assess the medical considerations in such cases, including how the stress of an encounter may influence the physiological responses of the subject, how chemical substances may affect the behavior of and contribute to the death of the person in custody, and offer an explanation of the role of excited delirium. The authors also address the use of force involving neck holds, restraints, aerosols, tasers, and other physical restraints. Numerous examples illustrate the nature and problems associated with sudden in-custody restraint deaths, along with a survey of the issues involved in performing a custodial death investigation and the legal question of civil liability. The authors also discuss risk management strategies, policy and procedure concerns, training issues, subject monitoring, prisoner transportation, officer incident reporting, and investigating an incident from an agency perspective.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588294753
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Series:
Forensic Science and Medicine Series
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

1The nature of sudden in-custody deaths1
2Medical overview of sudden in-custody deaths9
3Neck holds15
4Positional and restraint asphyxia39
5Restraint stress59
6The role of illicit drug use in sudden in-custody death81
7Excited delirium99
8Riot control agents, tasers, and other less lethal weapons113
9Case analysis of restraint deaths in law enforcement and corrections139
10Death in custody investigations167
11Liability and wrongful in-custody deaths173
12Administrative implications203

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