Defensive Tactics - Study Guide
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Is a system of controlled defensive and offensive body movements used by criminal justice officers to respond to a subjects aggression or resistance.
Is any exercise that elevates the heart rate to a range between 60-85 percent of the maximum rate.
Process for evaluating the appropriateness of an officer's response to a subjects resistance.
Is the verbal and or physical yielding to an officers authority without apparent threat of resistance or violence.
Is increasing the use of force resistance.
Is decreasing the use of force resistance.
Is discontinuing a command or physical use of force, for example, by breaking away from a subject.
Provides a framework for making decisions involving the reasonable use of force by criminal justice officers.
Is a subjects verbal and or physical refusal to comply with an officers lawful direction causing the officer to use physical techniques to establish control.
Is a subjects use of physically evasive movements directed toward the officer such as bracing, tensing, pushing, or pulling to prevent the officer from establishing control over the subject.
Is a subjects attacking movements toward an officer that may cause injury but are not likely to cause death or great bodily harm to the officer or others.
Deadly force resistance
Is a subjects hostile, attacking movements with or without a weapon that create a reasonable perception by the officer that the subject intends to cause and has the capability of causing death or great bodily harm to the officer or others.
is achieving compliance or custody through the use of empty-hand or leverage-enhanced techniques, such as pain compliance, transporters, restraint devices, takedowns, and striking techniques.
Non Lethal Weapon
Is a weapon that is not fundamentally designed to cause death or great bodily harm.
Is force that is likely to cause death or great bodily harm.
Refers to the subject having the means to carry out his or her intent to cause death or great bodily harm.
means the subject is capable of acting on a plan to cause death or great bodily harm to the officer or others.
Is reasonably perceived, imminent threat to an officer or another person based on the subjects actions, behaviors, words, or other indicators.
Totality of circumstances
Is a term the court uses to refer to all facts and circumstances known to the officer at the time, or reasonably perceived by the officer as the basis for, a use of force decision.
Is a measure of anxiety caused by an appraisal of a stimulus that leads to an extreme state of arousal.
Is the officers evaluation and assignment of challenge or threat value to a stimulus.
Is the officers elevated mind-body state that occurs in the presence of a perceived challenge or threat.
To completely relinquish control to another.
(The parts of the brain that are especially focused on emotion and motivation) That provides a survival response to the central nervous system.
Sympathetic Nervous System
Is the part of the automatic nervous system that is concerned especially with preparing the body to react to situations of stress or emergency.
Parasympathetic nervous system
Sometimes called the rest and digest system, is part of the automatic nervous system that is concerned with controlling the body during normal, routine situations.
Blood flows into the larger muscle groups providing oxygen to power flight and aid in escape.
Blood flow is restricted from the extremities and skin.
Hearing may be diminished or amplified.
Due to physiological changes in the eye, vision may become distorted.
Is the tendency of your eyes to fixate on one location.
Fine motor skills
Refers to the muscle control required to make a small, precise movements, such as unlocking handcuffs with a key.
Gross motor skills
Are the movements of the larger muscles of the body, which are used in tasks such as running, punching or kicking.
Complex Motor skills
Combines fine and gross motor skills using hand eye coordination timed to a single event, such as driving a vehicle.
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