This bibliography contains selected, English-language materials on police weapons and equipment and the rules governing their use. It is divided into two sections: Foreign Jurisdictions and the United States.
Botswana National Plan for Arms Management, 2004. 77 pp. Gaborone: Republic of Botswana, Botswana Police Service, 2004.
Bridges, Ian & Fraser Sampson eds. Blackstone’s Police Operational Handbook 2009. 935 pp. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. [England.]
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Tasers and Stun Guns: An Overview. In Lankford, Ronald D., ed. At Issue: Tasers. pp. 10–16. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2012.
Canadian Program of Science and Technology in Support of Law Enforcement, Annual Report. Ottawa: Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Science and Technology Program Support Section, 1985–1989.
Cerrah, Ibrahim. Democratization of Policing: The Case of the Turkish Police. In M.R. Haberfeld & Ibrahim Cerrah, eds. Comparative Policing: The Struggle for Democratization. pp. 183–222. London: Sage Publications, 2008.
Dawkins, Kevin E. Police Weapons: Soft-Nose Bullets. Police Weapons Firearms Policy. 1989 New Zealand Law Journal. pp. 60–66. February 1989.
Hakeem, Farrukh. Emergence of Modern Indian Policing: From Mansabdari to Constabulary. In M.R. Haberfeld & Ibrahim Cerrah, eds. Comparative Policing: The Struggle for Democratization. pp. 269–81. London: Sage Publications, 2008.
Horner, David, Peter Londey, & Jean Bou, eds. Australian Peacekeeping: Sixty Years in the Field. 333 pp. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Koplow, David A. Non-Lethal Weapons: The Law and Policy of Revolutionary Technologies for the Military and Law Enforcement. 194 pp. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Koplow, David A. Tangled up in Khaki and Blue: Lethal and Non-Lethal Weapons in Recent Confrontations. 6 Georgetown Journal of International Law. pp. 703–808. 2004–2005.
Long, Matt & Stuart Cullen. United Kingdom: Democratic Policing – Global Change from a Comparative Perspective. In M.R. Haberfeld & Ibrahim Cerrah, eds. Comparative Policing: The Struggle for Democratization. pp. 277–302. London: Sage Publications, 2008.
Lutterbeck, Derek. Between Police and Military: The New Security Agenda and the Rise of Gendarmeries. 39 Cooperation and Conflict. pp. 45–68. March 2004. [Europe.]
Momodu, Basil. Law, Rules and Procedures of Criminal Investigation in Nigeria. 630 pp. Benin City, Nigeria: Evergreen Overseas Publications Limited, 2013.
Waddington, P.A.J. & Malcom Hamilton. The Impotence of the Powerful: Recent British Police Weapons Policy. 31 Sociology. pp. 91–109. February 1997.
Wilkinson, Frederick. Those Entrusted with Arms: The Police, Post, Prison, Customs and Private Use of Weapons in Britain. 294 pp. London: Greenhill, 2002.
Vernon, Julia & Des Berwick, eds. Asia Pacific Police Technology Conference: Proceedings of a Conference Held 12–14 November 1991. 225 pp. Canberra, Australian Institute of Criminology, 1993.
Zaychenko, Vladimir A. & Simon N. Verdun-Jones. Police Use of Conducted Energy Weapons: A Review of the Canadian Jurisprudence. 49 Alberta Law Review. pp. 149–75. July 2011.
Capital Needs Assessment Survey of Municipal Police and Fire Departments: The Caron-Jajuga Report: A Report to the Legislature. 71 pp. Boston: Public Safety Committee, 1994.
Celli, Melissa A. Jumping the Gun: Can Municipalities Be Held Liable Under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for Failing to Provide Police Officers with Less Lethal Weapons? 39 Suffolk University Law Review. pp. 185–205. 2005.
DeMichele, Matthew T. & Peter B. Kraska. Community Policing in Battle Garb: A Paradox or Coherent Strategy? In Peter B. Kraska, ed. Militarizing the American Criminal Justice System. pp. 82–101. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2001.
Dunham, Roger G. & Geoffrey P. Alpert, eds. Critical Issues in Policing: Contemporary Readings. 6th ed. 592 pp. Long Grove, Illinois: Waveland Press, 2010.
Dunlap, Colonel Charles J. The Thick Green Line: The Growing Involvement of Military Forces in Domestic Law Enforcement. In Peter B. Kraska, ed. Militarizing the American Criminal Justice System. pp. 29–42. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2001.
Fisher, A. James. SWAT Madness and the Militarization of the American Police: A National Dilemma. 290 pp. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger, 2010.
Friedman, Eugene J. Marine Corps Weapons for Police. 47(6) Law and Order. pp. 33–35. June 1999.
Haggerty, Kevin D. & Ericon, Richard V. The Military Technostructures of Policing. In Peter B. Kraska, ed. Militarizing the American Criminal Justice System. pp. 43–64. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2001.
Hess, Kären Matison, Christine Orthmann & Henry Lim Cho. Police Operations: Theory and Practice. 6th ed. 586 pp. Clifton Park, New Jersey: Cengage Learning, 2014.
Kraska, Peter B. The Military-Criminal Justice Blur: An Introduction. In Peter B. Kraska, ed. Militarizing the American Criminal Justice System. pp. 3–13. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2001.
Lankford, Ronald D., ed. At Issue: Tasers. 109 pp. Detroit: Green Haven Press, 2012.
Meyer, Greg. Nonlethal Weapons Versus Conventional Police Tactics: The Los Angeles Police Department Experience. In 29 Masters Abstracts International. 125 pp. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University Microfilms International, 1991.
Miller, Michael E. Police Taser Utilization: The Effect of Policy Change. 169 pp. El Paso, Texas: LFB Scholarly Pub., 2010.
Needs Assessment of Local Law Enforcement Agencies in Tennessee. 32 pp. Nashville: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Statistical Analysis Center, 1993.
Police Use of Force, Tasers and Other Less-Lethal Weapons. 19 pp. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice, 2011.
Rahall, Karena. The Green to Blue Pipeline: Defense Contractors and the Police Industrial Complex. Social Science Research Network. August 20, 2014.
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Rahtz, Howard. Understanding Police Use of Force. 159 pp. Monsey, New York: Criminal Justice Press, 2003.
Sussman, Aaron. Shocking the Conscience: What Police Tasers and Weapon Technology Reveal About Excessive Force Law. 59 UCLA Law Review. pp. 1342–1415. June 2012.
Williams, Jimmy J. & Gary Hester. Sheriff Law Enforcement Officers and the Use of Force. 31 Journal of Criminal Justice. pp. 373–81. 2003.
Williams, Jimmy J. & David Westall. SWAT and Non-SWAT Police Officers and the Use of Force. 31 Journal of Criminal Justice. pp. 469–74. 2003.
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