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New Assault Studies Ready for Publication

The Force Science Institute has completed three new studies on the speed and movements associated with armed assaults. Dr. Bill Lewinski explained: “The goal of our research was to obtain highly accurate measurements to further explore the findings of our earlier studies. Where we once measured movement speeds in the hundredths of a second, we...
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John Farnham On “Deamination”: A Dicey Challenge Where Anything Can Happen

Officers have long been advised to “expect the unexpected” in armed confrontations. That admonition certainly holds true when it comes to “deanimation,” a threatening subject’s cessation of movement after he or she has been shot. The venerable firearms trainer John Farnam addressed the issue of “rapid and permanent deanimation” in a recent issue of his...
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Force Science Gradudate Briefs Grand Jury On Action/Reaction Realities

Part of an ongoing series on real-world successes At the talking stage, the plan to bust a crew of Florida home invaders worked perfectly. An undercover detective from the Broward County SO who had infiltrated the group would call the five suspects to a warehouse to map out their next job, the robbery and possible...
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Suspects On A Curb: Are You As Safe As You May Think?

As a street cop and as a trainer, Duane Wolfe has seen and used the tactic many times: officers positioning an unrestrained subject on a curb with his legs configured to delay him in launching a physical attack. Some have the suspect extend his legs straight out. Others order his ankles crossed. Still others prefer...
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Is Prone Positioning Really Riskier For Suspects?

An exaggeration of the sudden in-custody death problem is generating “persecution and prosecution” of LEOs and their agencies and is resulting in “reactionary changes in policy and procedure that may well be based in conjecture rather than fact,” according to new findings by a Canadian research team. In particular the study group challenges the widely...
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New Force Science Study Results: Prone Suspects With Hidden Hands More Dangerous Than Imagined

The latest study by the Force Science Institute has produced 2 surprising findings of importance to trainers, street officers, and police attorneys: Some suspects lying flat with hands hidden under chest or waist can produce and fire a gun at an approaching officer faster than any human being on earth can react to defend himself;The...
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“Excessive” Shots And Falling Assailants: A Fresh Look At OIS Subtleties

A new look at why officers often fire controversial “extra” shots after a threat has ended has been published by an independent shooting reconstructionist and certified Force Science analyst. Researcher Alexander Jason reports that even under benign experimental conditions brain programming compels roughly 7 out of 10 officers to keep discharging rounds after being signaled...
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New Study Explores Threats Posed By Prone Suspects

One of the most dangerous positions a suspect can assume on the ground is prone with his hands tucked under his body, either at chest or waist level. What’s hidden in those hands? And if it’s a gun, how fast can he twist and shoot if you’re approaching him? This month [1/09], the Force Science...
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