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Subcourse Number MP1004


United States Army Military Police School
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473-8926

6 Credit Hours

Edition Date: March 1994



We designed this subcourse to teach you to understand the causes of social unrest, crowd behavior, psychological influences and the legal aspects of managing civil disturbances.

There are no prerequisites for this subcourse.

This subcourse reflects the doctrine which was current at the time it was prepared. In your own work situation, always refer to the latest official publications.

Unless otherwise stated, the masculine gender of singular pronouns is used to refer to both men and women.



You will identify the behavioral aspects of social unrest, legal aspects of civil disturbance, control force behavior and community/news media relations.

CONDITION: You will have this subcourse, paper and pencil.
STANDARD: To demonstrate competency of this task, you must achieve a minimum score of 70 percent on the subcourse examination.



Subcourse Overview
Lesson 1: Behavioral Aspects of Social Unrest
  Part A: Cause
  Part B: Potential for Social Conflict
  Part C: Collective Behavior
  Part D: Psychological Influences on Crowd Behavior
  Part E: External Factors Influence Crowds
  Part F: Stages of Civil Disorder
  Part G: Civil Disturbance Environments
  Part H: Types of Confrontations
  Part I: US Civil Disorders: Past and Present
  Practice Exercise
Lesson 2: Legal Aspects of Civil Disturbance I
  Part A: Definitions
  Part B: Legal Considerations of First Amendment Rights
  Part C: Army Mission
  Part D: Constitutional and Statutory Foundations of Federal Military Intervention and Assistance
  Part E: Legal Authority to Control Civil Disturbances
  Part F: Policies. Use of Military Forces in Domestic Civil Disturbances
  Part G: The Management and Control of Law Enforcement Agencies
  Part H: Relationship between the Government and the Campus
  Part I: Other Municipal Agencies
  Part J: Role of the Armed Forces
  Practice Exercise
Lesson 3: Legal Aspects of Civil Disturbance II
  Part A: Search and Seizure
  Part B: Arrests
  Part C: Mass Arrests
  Part D: Use of Force
  Part E: Friendly Citizens
  Part F: Martial Law
  Part G: Civil and Criminal Liability of Military Personnel
  Part H: Right to Trial by Federal Court
  Part I: Detention of Civilians
  Part J: Writ of Habeas Corpus
  Part K: Laws and Ordinances
  Part L: Role of the Military Police
  Practice Exercise
Lesson 4: Control Force Behavior
  Part A: Control Force Discipline
  Part B: Mental Preparation of Troops
  Part C: Community Relations
  Part D: Military Discipline and Courtesy
  Part E: Training in Special Orders
  Part F: Leadership
  Practice Exercise
Lesson 5: Community/News Media Relations
  Part A: Developing and Effective News Media Relations Program
  Part B: Principles of an Effective News Media Relations Program
  Part C: The Media and its Members
  Part D: Media Courtesy
  Part E: Media Don'ts
  Part F: Out-of-Town Reporters
  Practice Exercise
MP1004 Edition C Examination  
Appendix A Martial Law
Appendix B Publication Extract


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