Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9781847424730 Published November 2010 For sale in North and South America only

Shoot to kill

Police accountability, firearms and fatal force

Maurice Punch

Shoot to kill
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Maurice Punch

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

264 pages
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9781847424730 Published November 2010 For sale in North and South America only
The shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes at Stockwell underground station in 2005 raised acute issues about operational practice, legitimacy, accountability and policy making regarding police use of fatal force. It dramatically exposed a policy, referred to popularly as 'shoot to kill', which came not from Parliament but from the non-statutory ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers). This vital and timely book unravels these often misunderstood matters with a fresh look at firearms practice and policy in a traditionally 'unarmed' police service. It is essential reading for all those interested in the state's role in defining coercion and in policing a democracy.
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