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Shooting to kill? : policing, firearms and armed response

Author: Peter Squires; Peter Kennison
Publisher: Chichester ; Malden, MA : John Wiley & Sons, 2010.
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* Provides a review of key developments in armed responsepolicing around the world * Describes the crucial phases in armed response policydevelopment in Britain and explores the consequences of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Squires; Peter Kennison
ISBN: 9780470779262 0470779268 9780470779279 0470779276
OCLC Number: 497883315
Notes: University of KwaZulu-Natal Library notes:
Description: xvi, 233 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Preface. --
About the Authors. --
Acknowledgements. --
List of Abbreviations. --
1. Introduction: The Hardest Job in Policing? --
Shots Around theWorld. --
Controversy. --
Changes, Mistakes and Learning in Police Circles. --
Contexts, Command, Frequencies and Victims. --
Structure and Contents. --
Timeline on PoliceWeapons and Firearms. --
2. The Shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes and 'Operation Kratos'. --
Stockwell, 22 July. --
Briefing and Kratos. --
3. Old Myths and Changing Realities. --
DiscoursesWithin and About Policing. --
Tooling Up? --
Driving out the Dixon Myth. --
New Problems and 'Exceptional' Measures. --
4. Shootings, Policy Shifts and Competing Pressures. --
Continuing Official Caution. --
Hungerford. --
Tragedy and Farce. --
After Hungerford. --
'Event Driven' or 'Gun Driven'. --
Shooting to Kill? --
Men, Guns and Ammo. --
Replica Arguments and ReplicaWeapons. --
5. Police Politics and Morale. --
Hanging, Shooting and Opinion Polling. --
Click by Click? --
'Greatest British Defeat since Dunkirk'. --
New Frontiers and Supply Side Questions. --
Most Important Decision for the Future of British Policing --
Since Last Year. --
War and Order: The New Continuum of Force. --
Dunblane Primary School Massacre and its Aftermath. --
6. Policing in a 'Gun Culture'? Policing of Guns and Policing with Guns. --
Unpacking the Notion of a 'Gun Culture'. --
Guns and Gangs. --
Gang Studies and 'Cultures of Violence'. --
Policing and Enforcement Action in 'Gangland'. --
Gun Crime Hotspots and 'Problem-oriented Policing'. --
Operation Ceasefire. --
Bringing It All Back Home: 'Gunchester'. --
Policing of Guns, Policing with Guns. --
7. Intelligence Dilemmas, Armed Response Policy and Research. --
Gang Culture and the 'Trident Model'. --
From Reactive to Proactive. --
Intelligence-led Dilemmas. --
Research on Recent Police Shootings. --
8. Critical Case Studies of Selected Police-involved Shooting Incidents. --
Shooting of James Ashley in Hastings, 1998. --
Shooting of Harry Stanley, 1999. --
Shooting of Andrew Kernan, 2001. --
Caution at Highmoor Cross, 2004. --
Ambush at Chandler's Ford, 2007. --
9. Concluding Themes: Losing by Appearing toWin? --
Responsibility: Peter Squires, Peter Kennison.
Local System Bib Number:
(Sirsi) a989542
(Sirsi) 989542
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