Jeff Lau

Department of Health Sciences, Salt Lake Community College, West Jordan, Utah, United States of America

  • Research Article   
    Kinematic Analysis of Naive Shooters in Common Law Enforcement Encounters
    Author(s): Michael A Kantor*, William J Lewinski, Hina Garg, Joel Tenbrink, Jeff Lau and Robert W Pettitt

    Purpose: To kinematically analyze naive shooters during eight common shooting motions frequently encountered in previous assaults on Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs). Methods: A total of 20 naïve male shooters (age=27 y ± 4 y; body weight=82 kg ± 14 kg; height=181 cm ± 6 cm) completed 3 trials of each stationary and dynamic movement wearing body sensor technology (ADPM Technologies, Portland, OR). Time to complete each of the eight motions was recorded in seconds. A laser point training pistol was fired at a paper silhouette shaped like a LEO. Kinematic motions were examined by descriptive analysis, variability within the trials assessed by a reliability analysis, and between group differences across each of the motion type categories determined by repeated measures ANOVAs. Results:.. View more»

    DOI: 10.35248/2090-2697.22.13.405

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