less-lethal weapons

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this article describes weapon that can be used in tracking down criminals with less harm

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Running head: LESS-LETHAL WEAPON1Less-lethal weaponsNameInstitutional AffiliationsLESS-LETHAL WEAPON2Saving lives is the top priority of any law enforcement agency despite the fact that the useof deadly force if justified given that any criminal situation dictates the use of such force. Theuse of less-lethal weapon started way back in the 19th century with the wooden club being thefirst less-lethal weapon issued. After some years, several nations develop different weapons thatwould help them in tracking down criminals and the same time ensuring the safety of the lawenforcers. Presently, the use of less-lethal weapon has been adopted by many nations and it isvery hard to find any agency that operates without them. Some of the most common less-lethalweapon that is used today are; light and chemical agents.Intensive beams of light or light strobes are being used to distract or confuse people. It isa common idea that flashing light in ones face confuses them. The other less-lethal weapon thatis commonly in use nowadays is chemical agents that are dispersed in aerosol form. The mostcommonly used aerosol agents are CS, OC or both. These chemicals irritate the

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