Shooting to Kill?: Policing, Firearms and Armed Response

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 24, 2010 - Psychology - 260 pages
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

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Introduction The Hardest Job
Contexts Command Frequencies and Victims
The Shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes
Old Myths and Changing Realities
Shootings Policy Shifts and Competing
Police Politics and Morale
Policing in a Gun Culture? Policing
Intelligence Dilemmas Armed Response
Critical Case Studies of Selected Police
Concluding Themes Losing

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About the author (2010)

Peter Squires is Professor of Criminology and Public Policy at the University of Brighton. He has published a number of books, including Gun Culture or Gun Control and Community Safety. Squires’ recent work has focused upon gun crime and policing, and gangs and anti-social behaviour.

Peter Kennison was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Criminology and Sociology at Middlesex University. He was also Undergraduate Programme Leader for Criminal Justice and Criminology, and Policing. Kennison was a police officer in London for over 25 years.

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