Shooting to Kill? : Policing, Firearms and Armed Response
John Wiley & Sons Inc 2010/03
233 p. 25 cm.
Describes the crucial phases in armed response policy development in Britain and explores the consequences of arming the police.
* Provides a review of key developments in armed responsepolicing around the world * Describes the crucial phases in armed response policydevelopment in Britain and explores the consequences of arming thepolice * Reflects upon the issues arising when police action goes badlywrong.
Table of Contents
Preface. About the Authors. Acknowledgements. List of Abbreviations. 1. Introduction: The Hardest Job in Policing? Shots Around theWorld. Controversy. Changes, Mistakes and Learning in Police Circles. Contexts, Command, Frequencies and Victims. Structure and Contents. Timeline on PoliceWeapons and Firearms. 2. The Shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes and 'OperationKratos'. Stockwell, 22 July. Briefing and Kratos. 3. Old Myths and Changing Realities. DiscoursesWithin and About Policing. Tooling Up? Driving out the Dixon Myth. New Problems and 'Exceptional' Measures. 4. Shootings, Policy Shifts and Competing Pressures. Continuing Official Caution. Hungerford. Tragedy and Farce. After Hungerford. 'Event Driven' or 'Gun Driven'. Shooting to Kill? Men, Guns and Ammo. Replica Arguments and ReplicaWeapons. 5. Police Politics and Morale. Hanging, Shooting and Opinion Polling. Click by Click? The 'Greatest British Defeat since Dunkirk'. New Frontiers and Supply Side Questions. The Most Important Decision for the Future of British Policing -Since Last Year. War and Order: The New Continuum of Force. The Dunblane Primary School Massacre and its Aftermath. 6. Policing in a 'Gun Culture'? Policing of Guns and Policingwith Guns. Unpacking the Notion of a 'Gun Culture'. Guns and Gangs. Gang Studies and 'Cultures of Violence'. Policing and Enforcement Action in 'Gangland'. Gun Crime Hotspots and 'Problem-oriented Policing'. Operation Ceasefire. Bringing It All Back Home: 'Gunchester'. Policing of Guns, Policing with Guns. 7. Intelligence Dilemmas, Armed Response Policy andResearch. Gang Culture and the 'Trident Model'. From Reactive to Proactive. Intelligence-led Dilemmas. Research on Recent Police Shootings. 8. Critical Case Studies of Selected Police-involved ShootingIncidents. The Shooting of James Ashley in Hastings, 1998. The Shooting of Harry Stanley, 1999. The Shooting of Andrew Kernan, 2001. Caution at Highmoor Cross, 2004. Ambush at Chandler's Ford, 2007. 9. Concluding Themes: Losing by Appearing toWin? Bibliography. Index.