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Use of Force Law in Pennsylvania

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West Shore Sportsmen's Association

564 Ridge Road

Lewisberry, PA 17339

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Prior to registering, please note this is a TWO DAY CLASS. The first day is scheduled on Saturday, September 9, 2017, and the second day on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Both days, class runs from 8:30 AM until 2:00 PM. There will be a half-hour break for lunch.

This course is an intensive ten hours over two days covering justified self-defense in Pennsylvania. Instructors include two criminal defense attorneys experienced in self-defense law, a forensic and police psychologist, and a veteran police officer. Topics include the following:

• Examination of Pennsylvania's Justification ("self-defense") statute with examples from relevant case law interpreting statute by appellate courts.

• Recognizing potential threats through understanding the criminal mind.

• Understanding how to articulate danger signs that an attack is imminent.

• Using force ethically and consistently with legal requirements of self-defense laws.

• Psychological and physiological aspects of a lethal force encounter that impact perception and memory of the event.

• Managing the aftermath of a self-defense shooting including psychological and social aspects, contact with responding law enforcement, formal statements to authorities, and expectations in the event you are criminally charged.

Tuition is $200.00 for non-West Shore Sportsmen Association (WSSA) members and $175.00 for current WSSA members in good standing (must be voting member on day of first class). Class size is limited to 30.

No pre-requisites or prior training required to attend. However, each participant must have proof of clean criminal record. Acceptable proof includes copy of CCW permit, clean criminal record check, reference letter from local Police Chief, or you may sign release at start of class attesting to clean record.


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