As mankind finds ever more impious ways to kill and maim, some look to non-lethal weapons as a fix. Brian Rappert discusses the technologies involved and the ethics of, for example blinding someone with a laser, leaving them blind forever, versus killing them outright.

chapter 1|12 pages


part Part I|74 pages

Claims and Expectations

chapter 2|19 pages

What's in a Name?

chapter 3|26 pages

Tools of the Trade

chapter 4|26 pages

Threats and Promises

part Part II|81 pages

Technologies, Contexts and Controls

part Part III|104 pages

Case Studies