How Understanding Reasonable Force Can Keep Your Students Safer, Your Instruction Legally Defensible and Reduce The Risk Of You Becoming Liable For Giving Incorrect Advice

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Why is This Course Important?

This course is designed for you if you are teaching any aspect of self-defence or self-protection to help you deliver legally accurate advice and instruction on the use of Reasonable Force?

With over twenty-five years of experience teaching Self-Defence I can tell you with absolute certainty that one of the Main Questions that your learners will have at the back of their mind will be: “If I defend myself or another will I get in trouble?”  This is based on either: a) Lack of Knowledge of what the law actually provides; and / or b) Incorrect information that was given to them by someone else.

This ‘not knowing’ can lead to doubt, which underpins fear so if you can answer that one prime question you will do your learners one of the greatest services you can in keeping them safe. Knowledge is power – but this is on the provision that the knowledge is accurate.

Inaccurate information is not just misleading, it is disabling and can even lead to someone being seriously injured and even killed.

Therefore, if you are teaching self-defence to give someone the confidence to fight back it is ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL that you remove that doubt and address that fear ………. and that can only be done by providing the right information in a way that your students will understand it.

If you fail to do this one CRUCIAL AND CRITICAL THING all of the physical skills you are intending to teach will be built on a foundation of fear and doubt and will fail if and when the time comes for your student to use them in a real situation.

Providing the right information to your learners therefore is one of the most important part of our role as Self-Defence Instructors. It will literally blow them away and imagine the look of astonishment on your learners faces when you tell then the truth about Reasonable Force.

Secondly YOU can now be held liable and accountable for the advice you give, so it is seriously important that you are 100% sure that what you are saying is legally correct. This is why this course is an invaluable asset for you.


What Does This Course Cover?

  • 1

    Video 1 - Understanding Reasonable Force Part 1

    An overview of what laws cover the use of Reasonable Force, an interpretation of what the law actually allows and prohibits and an introduction to some real-life case law examples of the use of Reasonable Force in context and the two main components that the courts will consider with regards to whether the force used was 'reasonable' in certain circumstances and a Judge's ruling (case law precedent) on what 'Breach of the Peace' means.

  • 2

    Video 2 - Understanding Reasonable Force Part 2

    Professor of Law Andrew Ashworths 'Aspects of Necessity' - what our 'legal excuses' are for the use of Reasonable Force and examples of the same, a case law judgement on what an 'Honestly Held belief' is, Guidance from the Crown Prosecution Service and the Association of Chief Police Officers, the law in relation to the use of a weapon for self-defence, the law in relation to the 'Pre-Emptive Strike', and the myth of 'Minimum Force'.

  • 3

    Video 3 - Understanding Reasonable Force Part 3

    The 'Proportionality standard' and real case examples of the proportionate use of force, the use of 'pain-complaince techniques (are they legally allowed), an individuals right to use force under Employment legislation and the defence every employee has to any disciplinary action against them for using force at work to protect themselves and others.

  • 4

    Video 4 - Professor of Law Gary Slapper - Part 1

    A legal opinion on the use of Reasonable Force by one of the UK's leading Professors of Law including actual cases where reasonable force had been used, who would be criminally liable for any incorrect or inappropriate information given (for example by managers etc.) on the subject of reasonable force, the issue of people being expected to affect a 'single-person restraint' is also covered.

  • 5

    Video 5 - Professor of Law Gary Slapper - Part 2

    The risk of being prosecuted for using Reasonable Force - and the statistics will amaze you - including actual case-law examples of cases that had gone to court and where the court found the defendant not guilty - even in cases where someone defending themselves had killed their assailant.

  • 6

    Video 6 - Professor of Law Gary Slapper - Part 3

    This video will look at cases where self-defenders have 'gone too far' and acted in revenge, including reference to actual cases where this has happened, the issue of whether or not you can defend yourself or anoether against someone who is committing violence who does not have the mental capacity to understand what they are doing.

  • 7

    Video 7 - Professor of Law Gary Slapper - Part 4

    This video covers: the three legal sources of where the law of self-defence is located, what common law means and how it has been developed over the years and the two-stage standard by which you will be judged in relation to whether or not what you did was 'reasonable' based on what you believed was happening at the time. What the law says with regard to someone using a 'weapon' in self-defence; does the law require you to leave first as opposed to using force; and the use of the 'Pre-Emptive Strike' (a legal Professors opinion) and examples of when a pre-emptive strike could be used.

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    Video 7 - Professor of Law Gary Slapper - Part 5

    In this video Gary Slapper will discuss some 'bizarre' examples of advice given by individuals on what they can and can't do with regard to the use of reasonable force - for example the 'fire extinguisher case' and could the use of a 'shin-kick' be considered reasonable?

Bonus - Free ebook - Understanding Reasonable Force

Free ebook - Understanding Reasonable Force (2nd Edition)

  • 148 Page ebook 2nd Edition published in 2012.
  • Seven Chapters that cover all of the principles of 'Reasonable Force' with reference to lots of real-life case law examples.
  • How it All Began: A Historical review of how the law in relation to reasonable force began dating back to 1835 with Dicey's Doctrine of Self-Defence.
  • Great Source of Reference: This ebook is a great source of reference that you can store on your ipad or ebook reader and refer to quickly and easily.
  • Yours For Free when you purchase this online course.

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Mark Dawes

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