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Emerging Technology in Criminal Justice


As one means to neutralize lethal threats, law enforcement officers carry firearms as standard equipment. Also, firearms are employed in limited situations in correctional settings. Officers count on the reliability of their firearms (primarily autoloading pistols and shotguns) as well as their ammunition and holsters to perform when called into use Shooter, Shooting, Gun, Rifle, Female, Woman

Required Reading

  1. Introduction:
    1. Middlebrook, J. (2013). Firearms. In T. Riggs (Ed.), St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (2nd ed., Vol. 2, pp. 318-320). Detroit: St. James Press. Retrieved from
  2. Resources:
    1. Stone, R. T., Mayer, R., & Rosenquist, B. (2014). Initial biomechanical and performance implications of weapon design: Comparison of bullpup and conventional configurations. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 58(1), 1844-1848. doi:10.1177/1541931214581386
    2. Adee, S. (2015). Guns that fire only for you. New Scientist, 227(3038), 25.
    3. Schechter, E. (2015). Unlocking safer guns. Scientific American, 313(4), 24.
    4. Allenby, B. R. (2014). Are new technologies undermining the laws of war? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 70(1), 21-31. doi:10.1177/0096340213516741 
    5. Smart Tech Challenges Foundation. (2015). Gun technology. Retrieved from
    6. MSNBC. (2014, May 05). The NRA hates this gun [Video file]. Retrieved from
    7. Greene, M., & United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Ntional Institute of Justice. (2013). National Institute of Justice research report: A review of gun safety technologies (Rep. No. NCJ 242500). Retrieved May 3, 2016, from United States Department of Justice website:
    8. United States Department of Justice. National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice. (n.d.). Gun safety technology. Retrieved May 3, 2016, from

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