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Sudden deaths in custody /
edited by Darrell L. Ross, Theodore C. Chan.
imprint
Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, c2006.
description
ix, 233 p.
ISBN
1588294757 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, c2006.
isbn
1588294757 (alk. paper)
contents note
Medical overview of sudden in-custody deaths / Theodore C. Chan -- The nature of sudden custodial deaths / Darrell L. Ross -- Neck holds / Gary M. Vilke -- Positional and restraint asphyxia / Tom Neuman -- Restraint stress / Elizabeth A. Laposata -- The role of illicit drug use in sudden in-custody death / Aaron B. Schneir and Richard F. Clark -- Excited delirium / Charles V. Wetli -- Riot control agents, taser, and other less lethal weapons / Christian Sloane and Gary M. Vilke -- Case analysis of restraint deaths in law enforcement and corrections / Darrell L. Ross -- Deaths in custody investigations / Vincent Dimiao -- Liability and wrongful custodial deaths / Darrell L. Ross -- Administrative implications / Darrell L. Ross.
catalogue key
5817899
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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From the reviews: "The monograph Sudden Deaths in Custody ... addresses all relevant aspects in this field. ... The two introductory chapters give an overview of the nature of sudden in-custody death and a medical review. ... very well written and well referenced, and contains a huge wealth of information. ... highly recommended to all dealing with sudden deaths in custody, especially police officers, forensic pathologists, administrators, investigators, medical personnel, and would be useful in civil law suits claiming wrongful death. The text is really authoritative." (B. Madea, Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology, Issue (4), 2008)
From the reviews:"The monograph Sudden Deaths in Custody … addresses all relevant aspects in this field. … The two introductory chapters give an overview of the nature of sudden in-custody death and a medical review. … very well written and well referenced, and contains a huge wealth of information. … highly recommended to all dealing with sudden deaths in custody, especially police officers, forensic pathologists, administrators, investigators, medical personnel, and would be useful in civil law suits claiming wrongful death. The text is really authoritative." (B. Madea, Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology, Issue (4), 2008)
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Reference & Research Book News, May 2006
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Summaries
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Sudden custodial deaths in the wake of violent restraint encounters have emerged as a critical issue for police, correctional, and medical care workers around the world. In Sudden Deaths in Custody, leading researchers and experts review the medical, legal, psychological, and administrative aspects of violent restraint encounters and offer insights into controlling such incidents. The authors assess the medical considerations in such cases, including how the stress of an encounter may influence the physiological responses of the subject, how chemical substances may affect the behavior of and contribute to the death of the person in custody, and offer an explanation of the role of excited delirium. The authors also address the use of force involving neck holds, restraints, aerosols, tasers, and other physical restraints. Numerous examples illustrate the nature and problems associated with sudden in-custody restraint deaths, along with a survey of the issues involved in performing a custodial death investigation and the legal question of civil liability. The authors also discuss risk management strategies, policy and procedure concerns, training issues, subject monitoring, prisoner transportation, officer incident reporting, and investigating an incident from an agency perspective. Comprehensive and authoritative, Sudden Deaths in Custody illuminates the many facets of sudden in-custody deaths to better prepare police officers, administrators, investigators, and medical personnel for such events and the frequent civil lawsuits claiming wrongful death.
Long Description
This comprehensive review of the medical, legal, psychological, and administrative aspects of violent restraint encounters offers insights into controlling such incidents. The authors assess the medical considerations in such cases, including how the stress of an encounter may influence the physiological responses of the subject, how chemical substances may affect the behavior of and contribute to the death of the person in custody, and offer an explanation of the role of excited delirium. The authors also address the use of force involving neck holds, restraints, aerosols, tasers, and other physical restraints. Numerous examples illustrate the nature and problems associated with sudden in-custody restraint deaths, along with a survey of the issues involved in performing a custodial death investigation and the legal question of civil liability. The authors also discuss risk management strategies, policy and procedure concerns, training issues, subject monitoring, prisoner transportation, officer incident reporting, and investigating an incident from an agency perspective.
Unpaid Annotation
The book specifically addresses sudden in-custody restraint deaths that occur after a violent confrontation. The criteria include: death resulted after a violent confrontation with police or correction personnel; the death resulted after the use of force control measures or restraint that was used; the individual died on scene, during transport, or in a hospital within minutes or hours after the altercation; and the incident involved a person who exhibited behaviors induced by being under the influence of a chemical substance, or whose behaviors were caused by mental impairment.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. v
Contributorsp. ix
The Nature of Sudden In-Custody Deathsp. 1
Medical Overview of Sudden In-Custody Deathsp. 9
Neck Holdsp. 15
Positional and Restraint Asphyxiap. 39
Restraint Stressp. 59
The Role of Illicit Drug Use in Sudden In-Custody Deathp. 81
Excited Deliriump. 99
Riot Control Agents, Tasers, and Other Less Lethal Weaponsp. 113
Case Analysis of Restraint Deaths in Law Enforcement and Correctionsp. 139
Deaths in Custody Investigationsp. 167
Liability and Wrongful In-Custody Deathsp. 173
Administrative Implicationsp. 203
Indexp. 229
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