Human Error and the Importance of Tactical Resilience
This presentation will discuss the findings and implications of two experiments conducted by Mr. Taylor in the course of his doctoral research studies. The first, Dispatch Priming and the Police Decision to Use Deadly Force, examines the effects of dispatched information on the “shoot/no-shoot” decision making of experienced officers. The second, The Effects of Muzzle Position on Police Shooting Decisions, examines the effects of muzzle position on the “shoot/no shoot” decision making of experienced officers when they are confronted with ambiguously armed subjects (i.e. people with their hands in their pockets).