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Police Use of Force

Broadly speaking, the use of force by law enforcement officers becomes necessary and is permitted under specific circumstances, such as in self-defense or in defense of another individual or group.

Crime File: Deadly Force

January, 1985
This Crime File video considers the rationales and consequences of various police policies on the use of deadly force, using an interview panel and tape segments pertaining to the New York City Police Department's policy and training on the use of deadly force as well as the Memphis Police Department's (Tennessee) policy in this area.

NIJ Crime File Video Series: 1984-1990

Crime File was a series of videos released between 1984 and 1990. They reflect the state of research and the criminal justice system at the time they were produced. Crime File was produced by the Police Foundation under a grant from that National Institute of Justice.