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The Resource Deadly force : firearms and American law enforcement : from the Wild West to the streets of today, Chris McNab

Deadly force : firearms and American law enforcement : from the Wild West to the streets of today, Chris McNab

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Deadly force : firearms and American law enforcement : from the Wild West to the streets of today
Title
Deadly force
Title remainder
firearms and American law enforcement : from the Wild West to the streets of today
Statement of responsibility
Chris McNab
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Almost every movie of a police shootout includes the following depiction of violence: good guy shoots bad guy; bad guy instantly drops dead. But the reality is that when someone is hit by a bullet, or even several bullets, this rarely happens. What does happen when someone is shot? How effective is the use of hand guns? Why are so many shots fired at a shootout? Why don't officers shoot a gun out of an assailant's hands, or shoot him in the leg instead of killing him? What is it really like for an officer to pull his gun and fire? In this book, Chris McNab analyzes the use of lethal force in the control of crime in the United States from the Civil War to the present day. Covering incidents from the shooting of Bonnie and Clyde to the Waco Siege, and the actions of gunmen from "Wild Bill" Hickok to modern SWAT teams, he answers these questions and examines the history of armed response
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McNab, Chris
Dewey number
364.150973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8138
LC item number
.M39 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Police shootings
  • Violent crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • Firearms
  • Gun control
  • Violent Crimes
  • Violent Crimes
  • Firearms-history
  • Firearms
  • Gun control
  • Police shootings
  • Violent crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • United States
  • Waffenrecht
  • Schusswaffe
  • USA
Label
Deadly force : firearms and American law enforcement : from the Wild West to the streets of today, Chris McNab
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
War and order, 1865-1900 -- Blood and whisky, 1900-45 -- Protest and psychopaths, 1945-79 -- Turf and drugs, 1981-2001 -- New world order? -- Realities
Control code
ocn416275304
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781846033766
Lccn
2010285745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o416275304
  • (OCoLC)416275304
Label
Deadly force : firearms and American law enforcement : from the Wild West to the streets of today, Chris McNab
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
War and order, 1865-1900 -- Blood and whisky, 1900-45 -- Protest and psychopaths, 1945-79 -- Turf and drugs, 1981-2001 -- New world order? -- Realities
Control code
ocn416275304
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781846033766
Lccn
2010285745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o416275304
  • (OCoLC)416275304

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