TASER® Conducted Electrical Weapons: Physiology, Pathology, and Law

  • Jeffrey D.  Ho
  • Mark W. Kroll

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Robert A. Stratbucker
    Pages 11-21
  3. Charlie Mesloh, Mark Henych, Ross Wolf
    Pages 23-39
  4. Peter J. Cuenca, John G. McManus
    Pages 41-50
  5. James D. Sweeney
    Pages 51-62
  6. Dorin Panescu, Robert A. Stratbucker*
    Pages 63-84
  7. John G. Webster
    Pages 85-108
  8. Theodore C. Chan, Gary M. Vilke
    Pages 109-118
  9. Derek J. Dosdall, Raymond E. Ideker
    Pages 119-131
  10. Jeffrey D. Ho
    Pages 133-141
  11. Jeffrey D. Ho
    Pages 143-151
  12. Robert Reardon
    Pages 153-161
  13. Ronald Moscati, Samuel Cloud
    Pages 163-166
  14. Donald M. Dawes
    Pages 167-178
  15. Donald M. Dawes, Mark W. Kroll
    Pages 179-185
  16. Vadim V. Fedorov, Leonid Livshitz, Geran Kostecki, Igor R. Efimov
    Pages 187-200
  17. S. Robert Witherspoon, Andreas K. Lauer, Jonathan L. Marinaro
    Pages 201-209
  18. Ronald Moscati, Jeffrey D. Ho
    Pages 219-222
  19. Subba Reddy Vanga, James L. Vacek, Loren Berenbom, Dhanunjaya R. Lakkireddy
    Pages 223-234
  20. Greg Bingham
    Pages 235-240
  21. Michael D. White, Justin Ready
    Pages 241-256
  22. Michael R. Smith, Robert J. Kaminski, Jeffrey Rojek, Geoffrey P. Alpert, Jason Mathis
    Pages 257-281
  23. James E. Brewer, Mark W. Kroll
    Pages 283-300
  24. Samuel J. Stratton
    Pages 301-313
  25. Steven B. Karch
    Pages 315-325
  26. Joshua Gunn, Michael A. Evans, M. Scott Kriger
    Pages 327-345
  27. Vincent J. M. Di Maio, Theresa G. Di Maio
    Pages 347-363
  28. Charles V. Wetli
    Pages 379-388
  29. Michael A. Brave
    Pages 389-406
  30. John G. Peters
    Pages 407-431
  31. Back Matter
    Pages 433-457

About this book


TASER® Conducted Electrical Weapons are rapidly replacing the club for law-enforcement control of violent subjects within many countries around the globe. A TASER® CEW is a hand-held device that delivers a 400-volt pulse with a duration tuned to control the skeletal muscles without affecting the heart at a distance of up to 6.5 meters over tiny wires. If necessary, it begins with an arcing voltage of 50,000 V to penetrate thick clothing; the 50,000 V is never delivered to the body itself. This book will have significant utility due to the widespread usage of these devices and questions regarding its operation. This volume is written for cardiologists, emergency physicians, pathologists, law enforcement management, corrections personnel, and attorneys.

Mark W. Kroll, PhD is an Adj. Full Prof. of Biomedical Engineering at both the California Polytechnic University , and the University of Minnesota . He is also the co-editor of the books: Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy, and Cardiac Bioelectric Therapy.

Jeffrey D. Ho, MD is a Senior Faculty Physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota) and is a Deputy Sheriff with the Meeker County Sheriff's Office (Minnesota). He is an EMS Medical Director in Minnesota and an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota.


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  • Jeffrey D.  Ho
  • Mark W. Kroll

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-85474-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-85475-5
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