Printer Friendly

Law enforcement. (Web-based Resources).

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) sponsored a study on the combined effects of pepper spray exposure and positional restraint on respiratory functions. Pepper Spray's Effects on a Suspect's Ability to Breathe presents the results of this study. This NIJ Research in Brief (NCJ 188069) summarizes the issues that gave rise to the study, the study's major findings, and their implications for law enforcement. Findings suggest that inhalation of pepper spray does not pose a significant risk to subjects in terms of respiratory and pulmonary functions, even when it occurs with positional restraint. However, pepper spray exposure did result in a small but statistically significant increase in blood pressure, the origins and implications of which remain unclear. This report is available electronically at or by contacting the National Criminal Justice Reference Service at 800-851-3420.
COPYRIGHT 2003 Federal Bureau of Investigation
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2003, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:a study of the combined effects of pepper spray exposure and positional restraint on respiratory functions
Publication:The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 1, 2003
Previous Article:Crime Mapping Research Center (CMRC). (Web-based Resources).
Next Article:A study on cyberstalking: understanding investigative hurdles.

Related Articles
Pepper spray.
Suspect restraint and sudden death.
Controlling subjects: realistic training vs. magic bullets.
Pepper spray.
The Devil's Chair.
Bulletin Reports: weapons.
Use of force.
Deaths during police intervention.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters