Online Course: Eric Baskind & The Law in Relation To The Use of Force
1 x Payment Option of Only £150.00 + Vat
In This 10 Part Video Series Eric Covers The Following Areas:
# Where The Legal Authority for The Use of Force Come From?
# The Difference Between Statute Law and Common Law.
# Less Than Force
# The Defence of ‘Insanity’
# The Pre-Emptive Use of Force
# A Householders Right To use ‘Grossly Disproportionate Force’
# The Overlap Between Common Law and Criminal Law Examples Cases and Defences Where The Overlap Applies and Doesn’t Apply.
Some of The Most Common Questions That People Ask Are Also Covered, Such As:
# Is There a Duty To Warn Someone That You are About To Use Force?
# What If I Have Received Training, i.e., as a Martial Artist, etc?
# Self-Defence Weapons – Is it Ever Permissible To Carry a Weapon For Self-Defence?
# Is There a Duty to Retreat Before Using Force in Self-Defence?
# What Does Reasonable Mean?
# Who Decides What Reasonable Means?
# Can You Still Rely on The Defence of Self Defence If You Deliberately Provoke The Assailant?
# Can You Prepare For Serious and Imminent Danger
In this video series Eric not only covers all of the legal aspects he also covers a lot of relevant and current case law to illustrate the legal points and answer the questions.
This is a great video series for those of you who want to improve your CPD and understanding of the law in relation to the use of force.
Get an NFPS CPD Certificate When You Undertake This Course
You even get a 10 Hour CPD Certificate by email to evidence your CPD!
About Eric Baskind – LLB (Hons), LLM, MCIArb, FRSA, FHEA
Eric is senior lecturer in the School of Law teaching across the LLB and LLM programmes. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Member of the Society of Legal Scholars and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Eric has written 4 law textbooks for Oxford University Press and Routledge. Eric is also a consultant in the prevention and management of violence and aggression and in the use of physical interventions. Over the past 25 years Eric has been instructed as an expert witness both in the UK and in other countries in more than 3,000 cases involving restraint-related injuries and deaths and in martial art systems. He holds black belts in a number of martial arts including ju-jitsu where is graded to 7th Dan.
The Thomas Orchard Case
Currrently Eric Baskind is involved with with the Thomas Orchard trial, in which a police sergeant and two civilian detention have been charged with the manslaughter of Thomas Orchard, who was arrested following a disturbance in Exeter city centre. They have claimed he was being aggressive and threatening to bite them.
One of the contentious issues in this trial is that for a significant part of the time in the custody unit it is alleged that Mr. Orchard had an emergency response belt applied over the whole or part of his face, including his nose and mouth.
Then after Thomas Orchard was freed from the restraints it is alleged that he was left lying face down on a mattress in his locked cell and officers did not re-enter the room for a further 12 minutes, by which time he had suffered a cardiac arrest and was not breathing.
The Thomas Orchard trial should be well over by the time of the conference so Eric will be able to cover it in specific detail and highlight the likely ramifications for mechanical restraint generally and spit hoods in particular.
Handcuffing And The Recent ECHR Ruling
Eric will also be able to talk about a recent major handcuffing case and a number of further similar cases where it is alleged that the routine handcuffing of prisoners breach their rights under the European Convention on Human Rights, and the legal and operational implications of those cases as well.
Amongst the high-profile cases he is currently instructed in are:
• Three police officers who are charged with manslaughter following the death of Thomas Orchard whilst being restrained following his arrest
• The death of Lorraine Barwell who was killed whilst restraining a prisoner at Blackfriars Crown Court in June 2015
• The death of Allan Marshall who died in March 2015 following restraint at HMP Saughton, in Scotland, where he was serving a term of imprisonment
Amongst the organisations he is currently working with are:
• The High Secure Hospitals at Ashworth, Rampton, Broadmoor and Carstairs where he is the Independent Expert Advisor to the Violence Reduction Manual Steering Group
• The Security Industry Authority where he chairs an expert panel reviewing the management of violence and aggression and use of force in connection with the SIA’s licence-linked qualifications
• The College of Policing’s Mental Health Restraint Expert Reference Group where he leads the work on restraint practices
• The British Ju-Jitsu Association Governing Body where is honorary lawyer and advisor in physical restraint
Eric gave both written and oral evidence to The Lord Carlile of Berriew QC Independent Inquiry into the Use of Physical Restraint in Prisons, Secure Training Centres, and Local Authority Secure Children’s Homes, held in the House of Lords, 2006 and 2011. He was also a Commissioner serving on the National Independent Commission on Enforced Removals with specific responsibility for advising on the management of violence and aggression and the safe use of restraint. The Commission was chaired by Lord Ramsbotham, GCB, CBE, formerly Chief Inspector of Her Majesty’s Prisons, and was established in March 2012 following the death of Mr Jimmy Mubenga who died whilst being restrained during his deportation from the UK.
Eric is Chairman of the Centre for Physical Interventions at the British Self Defence Governing Body (BSDGB), a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the improvement in personal safety and to the reduction in violence and aggression in the workplace. He is a Member of the European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group and the European Network for Training in the Management of Aggression.
Eric is the author of Defend Yourself: the Complete Guide to Personal Safety (Pelham Books, London, 1993). He is also co-author of a chapter on Coercive Measures in the Management of Imminent Violence: Restraint, Seclusion, and Enhanced Observation in Violence in Mental Health Settings: Causes, Consequences, Management (Springer-Verlag, New York, 2007).
In 2014, Eric was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding work in the prevention and managing of violence and aggression.