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Police work in the United States at the moment is anything but easy. In general, the diverse population means that a policeman has to take in consideration a lot of factors when dealing with a subject, but with all the unrest that has been growing recently, things have only become more difficult.

We focus on the subjects in these flashcards, though, and the way policemen deal with them. What are the three principal reasons for injury or death of a law enforcement officer? What are the five areas that could be used as a striking area for an effective stunning method? What are the three primary striking areas an officer should use when striking with a baton? Find out more about subjects in the full trivia.

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  • Side A: ndi-
    Side B: I (present)

  • Side A: u-
    Side B: you (present, singular, informal)

  • Side A: a-
    Side B: he/she/it (present or past)

  • Side A: List and state the sub-elements of each within the force continuum concept:
    Side B: a. Presence: Psychological force established through the officer's arrival on the scene and symbols of authority.b. Verbal Direction/Control: Conversation, advice, commands or instruction utilized by the officer.c. Physical Control: Use of physical contact       1. soft hand control: techniques which have a low probability of injury         2. hard hand control: have a higher probability of injuryd. Intermediate weapons: Weapons which when utilized according to recognized training methods reduce the probability of serious bodily injury.        1. low level intermediate weapon: weapons used with slow pressure         2. high level intermediate weapon: weapons which involve strikese. Deadly force: Would likely result in death or serious bodily injury.

  • Side A: List the types of behavior a subject may exhibit during the arrest process.
    Side B: a. Complianceb. Noncompliant resistance c. Assaultive d. Aggravated assaultive

  • Side A: List the factors/variables that may depict the amount of force an officer employs in effecting control or defending himself/herself from a subject he/she encounters.
    Side B: a. subject behavior                      b. totality of the circumstancesc. environmental conditionsd. reaction time/distance from subjecte. multiple subjects/ officerf. size & gender of officer/suspectg. skill level of officerh. apparent skill level of suspecti. age of suspect/officerj. injury or exhaustionk. weapon availability l. availability of alternative actionsm. previous knowledge of suspect

  • Side A: 1. mutual assent  2. consideration  3. capacity  4. legality
    Side B: four elements of k

  • Side A: crimes, wagering, public safety licenses, revenue licenses
    Side B: violative of law

  • Side A: public safety licenses
    Side B: no license, no k

  • Side A: Adaptations
    Side B: Evolutionary theory, traits that increase the chance of reproduction or survival so are passed to the next generation.

  • Side A: Behaviorism
    Side B: An approach that emphasizes the influence of environmental factors in behavior. John B. Watson.

  • Side A: Dualism
    Side B: A philosophical idea that the mind is separate from the body. Descartes.