Taser Research Paper

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The use of Tasers Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEWs), by police department agencies and police officers in particular, is becoming a disputable and controversial issue in policing, The criminal Justice System and Policies. This paper will explore alternatives from the history of Tasers, Human Health, Police Protection/Liability, Current Problem, and the Solution to minimize deadly force with the effect of Tasers. Most people would consider that the use of force (Tasers) would be a no-brainer, that its morally practical and ethical to minimize excessive force or deadly force. Second the use of Tasers protects police officers and it minimize the physical pain and injury to the suspects. Lastly, to what extend would we, as a society
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The voltage causes neuromuscular incapacitation which impairs the muscles and causes the person to remain immobile. When a Taser is used at “drive-stun” mode; meaning at point black, this apples shock to the individual body and attacks the sensory nervous system. A researcher at NASA by the name of Jack Cover, began developing the Taser in 1969, which he named after his childhood hero Tom Swift (Thomas A. Swift’s electric rifle.) Taser International was founded in1991 by two brothers, Rick and Tom Smith. Tasers were first introduced as the non-lethal weapons for police to use in order to stop suspects from feeling, being hostile, and potentially dangerous people. It was always the focus to stop more firearms and lethal…show more content…
The human nervous system communicates with electrical impulses. Tasers use similar electrical impulses called Taser-Waves which override the nervous system causing the uncontrollable contractions to the muscles and causing the person to remain immobile. The American Heart Association published an article in its journal Circulation that looked at eight cases of Taser use on suspects and found that Taser usage can result in cardiac arrest in a person. Dr. Douglas Zipes, Of Indiana University Krannert Institute of Cardiology, said, “can cause cardiac electrical capture and provoke cardiac arrest, as a result of an abnormally rapid heart rate and uncontrolled fluttering contractions.”(According to American Heart

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