NIJ Audio: Are CEDs Safe and Effective?
NIJ Conference Panel
Thousands of law enforcement agencies throughout the United States have adopted conducted energy devices (CEDs) as a safe method to subdue individuals, but are these devices really safe? What policies should agencies adopt to ensure the proper use of this technology? This panel will discuss the physiological effects of electrical current in the human body caused by CEDs, as well as how this technology can reduce injuries to officers and suspects when appropriate policies and training are followed.
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1 of 5: Are CEDs Safe and Effective?, Joseph Cecconi, National Institute of Justice (mp3, 61 MB)
2 of 5: Are CEDs Safe and Effective?, John C. Hunsaker III, Associate Chief Medical Examiner, Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet (mp3, 204 MB)
3 of 5: Are CEDs Safe and Effective?, Scott Hammack, O'Melveny and Myers LLP (mp3, 350 MB)
4 of 5: Are CEDs Safe and Effective?, Eugene A. Paoline III, Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, University of Central Florida (mp3, 136 MB)
5 of 5: Are CEDs Safe and Effective?, William Terrill, Associate Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University (mp3, 254 MB)
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