Shoot to kill – understanding police use of force in combatting suicide terrorism

@article{Kennison2007ShootTK,
  title={Shoot to kill – understanding police use of force in combatting suicide terrorism},
  author={Peter C. Kennison and Amanda Loumansky},
  journal={Crime, Law and Social Change},
  year={2007},
  volume={47},
  pages={151-168}
}
More than a year after the killing of an innocent man, Jean Charles de Menezes, wrongly suspected by the Metropolitan Police of being a suicide bomber, the authors consider police accountability in combating terrorism. The authors argue that traditional policing styles in the UK are based on notions of reasonableness, compromise and respect for the individuals’ rights. A central tenet of our consent to be policed is the considered and rare use by police of coercive force, which is premised on a… CONTINUE READING