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Force Science: Teaching This Old Dog New Tricks

Originally published at Law Officer.  Republished here with permission. With 30 years in law enforcement (and as a voracious advocate for training), there isn’t much I haven’t seen.  Unfortunately, through the years, I have walked away disappointed from highly touted training courses more times than I care to count.  So, when the opportunity came to...
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Puncturing a Castle Defense

Editor’s NoteWhen investigators contacted the Force Science Institute (FSI) to consult on the Daniel Holtslander case, Dr. Bill Lewinski, executive director of FSI, identified inconsistencies between the suspect’s version of the assault and the available forensic evidence. Notably, the position that the suspect claimed to have been in during the assault (lying face up in...
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Magnitude and Duration: How Science Measures Use of Force from BodyCam Video

Editor’s Note: Knowing how hard an officer hit somebody with a baton and for how long can be critical questions in a use of force case. Join Dr. Geoffrey Desmoulin, a Certified Force Science Analyst and Principal of GTD Scientific Inc., as he describes how Force Science studies and GTD tactical baton research were applied...
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