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Leicester Lecture

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18:00 – 20:00 12 Apr 2011
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Lecture Theatre 1, Ken Edwards Building, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH

This lecture covers the work of several years in identifying and evaluating less lethal alternatives to firearms for use by the British law enforcement community.
It begins by looking at why we need such devices and explains the underlying theory and requirements of less lethal weapons. It looks at some of the more outlandish equipment that is available before going on to cover how such weapons are prioritised and scientifically evaluated. These priority weapons systems are then looked at in more detail and their merits and disadvantages are discussed.
Finally, there is an in-depth look at TASERs and the full scientific process from beginning to end is followed - from the early basic accuracy tests to the full, multi-million pound human body modelling and medical evaluation.
Not suitable for younger children due to imagery from crime scene photos.
Poster:
http://www.iop.org/activity/branches/midlands/midland/calendar/info/file_50530.pdf

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Co-sponsored by: Midland Branch
Organised by: Leicester Physics Centre
Contact details: Dr Darren Wright, Radio and Space Plasma Physics Group, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Leicester
Email: Darren.Wright@ion.le.ac.uk
Tel: +44 116 2523568

http://www.le.ac.uk/lpc


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