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Jackson Discusses Police Use of Tasers in Asbury Park Press

November 10, 2021

Jenn M. Jackson

Jenn M. Jackson


While Tasers can prevent the use of deadly force, they are seldom used by police officers in New Jersey. Skeptics cite the number of fatalities. Jenn M. Jackson, assistant professor of political science, acknowledges that Tasers can benefit police, but stressed that they have also killed many. "There are absolutely instances where using a Taser can help in lieu of other options that are more violent and more harmful and more life threatening. But that does not mean that they should be the go-to option,” Jackson says. “Tasers can still be very lethal.” Read more in the Asbury Park Press article, "Tasers, hailed as a way to avoid deadly police shootings, are seldom used in NJ."