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Non-lethal force is the use of force which is not inherently likely to kill or cause great bodily injury. Note that "non-lethal force" generally has a significant risk of causing death: in this context "non-lethal" only means "not intended to kill".


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To do: distinguish less lethal force, introduce continuum of force.

See also: police, deadly force, weapon, riot control agent

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