CJ 244 Defensive Tactics for Criminal Justice • 3 Cr.
Develops physical conditioning and an understanding of "use of force" principles in law enforcement. Students practice level-one arrest and control techniques such as escorts, takedowns, control, and handcuffing, as well as level-two self-defense techniques for dealing with aggressive subjects. Same as PE 244. Either CJ 244 (prev ADMCJ 244) or PE 244 may be taken for credit, not both.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Students will be able to describe the Continuum of Force and the Continuum of Resistance. Additionally they will be able to articulate where on the Continuum of Force each technique falls and will be able to use the Continuum of Resistance to justify each application of the techniques contained in the system.
- Students will be able to articulate the different levels of both the Continuum of Force and the Continuum of Resistance. The student will develop an intellectual understanding of what Level One Arrest& Control Tactics are and how they fit on the Continuum of Force and Continuum of Resistance.
- Students will learn to verbally describe and physically demonstrate on a partner the essential Principles of Balance and the Principles of Strength
- Students will understand the difference between locks which work via "pain" and those that lock the subject's "structure". They will be able to utilize the Straight Wrist Twist Lock, Gooseneck, and Z-Hold Escorts to move a low level resistor from place to place. Additionally, they will be able to Demonstrate the "speed entry" into the Straight Wrist Twist Lock, execute takedowns to the front and rear using this lock, and use the Standing Pin to keep the subject on the ground while remaining in a standing position.
- Students will use the Basic Escort to develop sensitivity to the movements of a subject, good posture and grounding, and the use of "non-resistance" to neutralize the power of a resistant subject.
- Students will learn to effectively utilize at least one "Takedown" from the Basic Escort Position in Response to subject doing the following: strong resistive tension, contracting the arms and moderate pulling away, strong pulling away with step back. They will also be able to use Leg Blocking technique to increase the effectiveness of these techniques.
- Students will learn to use the Principles of Strength and Balance to master a three step system for bringing a resistant subject under control on the ground. The student will become comfortable with the possibility that an arrest may result in being on the ground with a subject as well as understanding the risk factors inherent in being in that position. Effective use of Finger Locking techniques will also be learned. Finally, the student will develop the ability to restrain a subject after takedown in the Basic Resistant Subject Hand Cuffing Position.
- Students will develop an understanding of the Four Confrontational Ranges.
- Student will be able to demonstrate the use of "triangle movement" and "zoning" in and out relative to a simulated attacker.
- Students will be able to use the Three Targeting Principles in their impact techniques in order to Increase the effectiveness of the techniques and enhance the safety of the person delivering those techniques.
- Students will learn to use a Five Angle System to discern the general direction of impact they might receive from or deliver to an aggressive subject.
- The student will develop the ability to deliver powerful and effective impact techniques using the hands, elbows, knees, and feet to a static target. Additionally, the student will be able to use these impact techniques in double or triple combination to increase their utility.
- Students will learn to assume the "Emergency Covering Posture" or "Rope-a-Dope" in the event of a surprise attack then shift to a "Weak Side Forward Defensive Posture" in order to utilize the "Dive Entry" and shift from defense to offense and assert control.
- Students will develop the ability to deliver impact techniques~ the attacker is attempting to Strike them from any of the Five Angles of Attack. They will also learn to deliver these techniques From the Emergency Covering Position, the Non-aggressive Approach Position, and the Dive Entry.
- Using striking dummies and impacts pads students will develop powerful and effective impact technique using the legs, feet and knees and how to utilize these techniques in combination with the upper body impact techniques in the system.