Sudden Deaths in Custody / Edition 1

Sudden Deaths in Custody / Edition 1

by Darrell L. Ross
     
 

ISBN-10: 1617375918

ISBN-13: 9781617375910

Pub. Date: 11/02/2010

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:
9781617375910
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
11/02/2010
Series:
Forensic Science and Medicine Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

The Nature of Sudden In-Custody Deaths
Darrell L. Ross

Medical Overview of Sudden In-Custody Deaths
Theodore C. Chan

Neck Holds
Gary M. Vilke

Positional and Restraint Asphyxia
Tom Neuman

Restraint Stress
Elizabeth A. Laposata

The Role of Illicit Drug Use in Sudden In-Custody Death
Aaron B. Schneir and Richard F. Clark

Excited Delirium
Charles V. Wetli

Riot Control Agents, Tasers, and Other Less Lethal Weapons
Christian Sloane and Gary M. Vilke

Case Analysis of Restraint Deaths in Law Enforcement and Corrections
Darrell L. Ross

Deaths in Custody Investigations
Vincent Di Miao

Liability and Wrongful In-Custody Deaths
Darrell L. Ross

Administrative Implications
Darrell L. Ross

Index

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