Sudden Deaths in Custody by Darrell L. RossSudden Deaths in Custody by Darrell L. Ross

Sudden Deaths in Custody

EditorDarrell L. Ross, Ted Chan

Paperback | November 19, 2010

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This comprehensive review of the medical, legal, psychological, and administrative aspects of violent restraint encounters offers insights into controlling such incidents. The authors assess the medical considerations in such cases, including how the stress of an encounter may influence the physiological responses of the subject, how chemical substances may affect the behavior of and contribute to the death of the person in custody, and offer an explanation of the role of excited delirium. The authors also address the use of force involving neck holds, restraints, aerosols, tasers, and other physical restraints. Numerous examples illustrate the nature and problems associated with sudden in-custody restraint deaths, along with a survey of the issues involved in performing a custodial death investigation and the legal question of civil liability. The authors also discuss risk management strategies, policy and procedure concerns, training issues, subject monitoring, prisoner transportation, officer incident reporting, and investigating an incident from an agency perspective.

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Title:Sudden Deaths in CustodyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.07 inPublished:November 19, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617375918

ISBN - 13:9781617375910

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Table of Contents

The Nature of Sudden In-Custody DeathsDarrell L. RossMedical Overview of Sudden In-Custody DeathsTheodore C. ChanNeck HoldsGary M. VilkePositional and Restraint AsphyxiaTom NeumanRestraint StressElizabeth A. LaposataThe Role of Illicit Drug Use in Sudden In-Custody DeathAaron B. Schneir and Richard F. ClarkExcited DeliriumCharles V. WetliRiot Control Agents, Tasers, and Other Less Lethal WeaponsChristian Sloane and Gary M. VilkeCase Analysis of Restraint Deaths in Law Enforcement and CorrectionsDarrell L. RossDeaths in Custody InvestigationsVincent Di MiaoLiability and Wrongful In-Custody DeathsDarrell L. RossAdministrative ImplicationsDarrell L. RossIndex

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From the reviews:"The monograph Sudden Deaths in Custody . addresses all relevant aspects in this field. . The two introductory chapters give an overview of the nature of sudden in-custody death and a medical review. . very well written and well referenced, and contains a huge wealth of information. . highly recommended to all dealing with sudden deaths in custody, especially police officers, forensic pathologists, administrators, investigators, medical personnel, and would be useful in civil law suits claiming wrongful death. The text is really authoritative." (B. Madea, Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology, Issue (4), 2008)