Workshop 2

"How the law interprets use of force and how the public sees it"

The course covers the Supreme Court opinion in Graham vs. Connor (1989) and subsequent cases. Legal interpretations of the use of force continuum are examined. Discussion, exercises and case studies are used to examine the role of technology, particularly modern video applications, in examining police action.

  • Participants engage in discussion of the public’s view of police action
  • Exercises highlight the role of peer intervention in the use of force and de-escalation
  • Case studies of video examples from the public and the police are examined