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HOLLOWPOINT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

NCJ Number
35747
Journal
Police Chief Volume: 42 Issue: 10 Dated: (OCTOBER 1975) Pages: 26,28-29 & 271
Author(s)
J A ULERY
Date Published
1975
Length
4 pages
Annotation
CONSIDERATION OF LEGAL AND MORAL ISSUES CONCERNING THE USE OF HOLLOWPOINT AMMUNITION BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES REVIEWING BALLISTIC AND FORENSIC CHARACTERISTICS OF HOLLOWPOINTS.
Abstract
THE LEGAL BACKGROUND OF THE USE OF THE EXPANDING BULLET IN INTERNAL DISPUTES AND PROHIBITION OF ITS USE IN INTERNATIONAL WARFARE BY INTERNATIONAL TREATY IS EXPLORED. TRADITIONAL ROUND-NOSE LEAD AMMUNITION USED BY THE POLICE IS EXAMINED AS PROVIDING AN INEFFECTIVE MEANS OF SUBDUING A VIOLENT ASSAILANT. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT DENIAL OF THE HOLLOWPOINT SUBJECTS THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF THE PUBLIC TO INADEQUATE DEFENSE.