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Should women be handcuffed when arrested ?

I am looking for the opinions and thoughts of both men and women, for the situations or circumstances where handcuffs and other restraints are used on girls and women. Is their use justified to some degree, or not at all ? You can select more then one option in all of the questions, and please select the options YOU think are right, not the ones the general public wants to hear, ok ? Thank you for the participation
-- ( Women ) Do you think girls and women have to be handcuffed when arrested by the police or detained by security guards ?
Yes, I fully agree, no special tretmant or exceptions of any kind
Yes, of course, assuming the officers behave appropriatelly and follow all the rules and procedures
Yes, but rare exceotions can and should be made based on the assesmant of the arresting officer
It is ok if the police are using handcuffs when arresting a woman, but I desagree with the use of handcuffs by hired security guards, unlessss it is really necessery
Only women who are around 18 or older can be routinly handcuffed, for younger girls it should be avoided
Girls younger then 18 have to be handcuffed in front, while those over 18 should ussualy be cuffed behind back
I agree girls and women can be handcuffed when arrested, but it should always be in front
I agree girls and women can be handcuffed, but only if plastic zip ties are used rather then metal handcuffs
Handcuffs can be used when arresting girls or women who commited serios crimes such as grand theft or murder, in most other cases the handcuffs can't be used unless there is a good reason to do so
I generally desagree with the use of handcuffs on women in any form or way, unless it is really necessery
I strongly desagree with the use of handcuffs on women in any way or form, unless it is absolutelly necessery
My opinion is different then any of the options
-- ( Men ) Do you think girls and women have to be handcuffed when arrested by the police or detained by security guards ?
Yes, I fully agree, no special tretmant or exceptions of any kind
Yes, of course, assuming the officers behave appropriatelly and follow all the rules and procedures
Yes, but rare exceotions can and should be made based on the assesmant of the arresting officer
It is ok if the police are using handcuffs when arresting a woman, but I desagree with the use of handcuffs by hired security guards, unlessss it is really necessery
Only women who are around 18 or older can be routinly handcuffed, for younger girls it should be avoided
Girls younger then 18 have to be handcuffed in front, while those over 18 should ussualy be cuffed behind back
I agree girls and women can be handcuffed when arrested, but it should always be in front
I agree girls and women can be handcuffed, but only if plastic zip ties are used rather then metal handcuffs
Handcuffs can be used when arresting girls or women who commited serios crimes such as grand theft or murder, in most other cases the handcuffs can't be used unless there is a good reason to do so
I generally desagree with the use of handcuffs on women in any form or way, unless it is really necessery
I strongly desagree with the use of handcuffs on women in any way or form, unless it is absolutelly necessery
My opinion is different then any of the options
-- ( Women ) Is any of the following coresponding with your reasons of why you agree or desagree with the use of handcuffs on girls and women ?
I dont have any specific reasons, I just agree with their use in most situations
I havent thought much about it, I always assumed the handcuffs are a part of an arrest procedure, I was ok with it and dont see a reason why we women should be given any privilages
If we want to have the same rights as men, then we also have to have the same obligations towards the law, and we should suffer the same consequencies when we fail in our obligations
Beside their primary function of restraining the subject, in my view the cuffs, when used in public, are also meant to shame the offender, so if the offender happens to be female... well to bad for her
I just like how girls and women look when they are in handcuffs or other restraints
In my opinion, girls and women are just as problematic or dangerous as men are, so it is just as important to restrain them, if we want to ensure the safety of the officers
My reasons to support the use of handcuffs on women are a bit selfish, beacouse i am curios and i imagine how it might feel to have them on ( or simular )
My reasons to support the use of handcuffs are different then any of the options
I do not have any specific reasons, I am just against the use of handcuffs on girls and women
I just dont think it is right to put women in handcuffs, let alone leg irons or other restraintsm it is not right !
I am mostly against it beacouse the arrested woman can easily be a wrongly accised and completely innocent person
While I agree we have the same obligations towards the law, and that we should suffer the same consequencies if we fail to fullfill those obligations, I still think there should be some exceptions for us, and avoiding being handcuffed in public is one of those exceptions
In my opinion, women are far less likely to be problematic or a danger for the officer, that is why i am against the handcuffing of the female offenders, unless they clearly pose danger
I am against their use for reasons other then anu of the given options
-- ( Men ) Is any of the following coresponding with your reasons of why you agree or desagree with the use of handcuffs on girls and women ?
I dont have any specific reasons, I just agree with their use in most situations
I havent thought much about it, I always assumed the handcuffs are a part of an arrest procedure, I was ok with it and dont see a reason why we women should be given any privilages
If women want to have the same rights as men, then they also have to have the same obligations towards the law, and should suffer the same consequences when they fail in their obligations
Beside their primary function of restraining the subject, in my view the cuffs, when used in public, are also meant to shame the offender, so if the offender happens to be female... well to bad for her
I just like how girls and women look when they are in handcuffs or other restraints
In my opinion, girls and women are just as problematic or dangerous as men are, so it is just as important to restrain them, if we want to ensure the safety of the officers
My reasons to support the use of handcuffs are different then any of the options
I do not have any specific reasons, I am just against the use of handcuffs on girls and women
I just dont think it is right to put women in handcuffs, let alone leg irons or other restraintsm it is not right !
I am mostly against it beacouse the arrested woman can easily be a wrongly accised and completely innocent person
While I agree women have the same obligations towards the law, and that they should suffer the same consequencies if they fail to fullfill those obligations, I still think there should be some exceptions for them
In my opinion, women are far less likely to be problematic or a danger for the officer, that is why i am against the handcuffing of the female offenders, unless they clearly pose danger
I am against their use for reasons other then anu of the given options
-- ( Women ) If you generally agree with the use of handcuffs on girls and women, is your opinion going to change much when i remind you there is alkways a small chanse for you to be arrested and be handcuffed ?
No not really, if i am ever stupid enough to get myself arrested, then I should suffer all the consequencies
No, I still think it is ok for women to be handcuffed, but I hate to consider the possibility that it can happen to me
Ok, I am changing my opinions slightly, I agree with the use of handcuffs on women, however, if i am ever arrested, I would hope they make an exception for me
I was already arrested on at least one occasion, and while i can assure you it was not pleasent, I still generally agree with the use of handcuffs on us women
Now, that you are putting it in a more personal way, i am suddanly not so sure i support the use of handcuffs on women so readllly, thogh I agree sometimes they are necessery
Before I was arrested i was genrally ok with the use of handcuffs on women, but after i expirianced it myself I am mostly against it now
My opinion is different then any of the options
-- ( Women ) In your opinion, at what minimal age a girl needs to be, before a regular use of handcuffs is considered acceptible ?
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I bellive most girls at the age I indicated, are already old enough and psychologically developed enough, to be able to cope with a stresssful event such as arrest or detention
While I consider the use of handcuffs at the age I indicated to be at least acceptible, I still strongly bellive they should be avoided whenever possible
I think it is acceptible to handcuff girls who are at the age I indicated, for as long as it is done in front and using plastic zip ties
While handcuffing a girl at the age I indicated is acceptible, it MUST always be done in the presence of a parent
I bellive, if the mother of the arrested girl, accompanies her daughter, then the mother should also be handcuffed while in transport to the station
My opinion is different then any of the options
-- ( Men ) In your opinion, at what minimal age a girl needs to be, before a regular use of handcuffs is considered acceptible ?
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I bellive most girls at the age I indicated, are already old enough and psychologically developed enough, to be able to cope with a stresssful event such as arrest or detention
While I consider the use of handcuffs at the age I indicated to be at least acceptible, I still strongly bellive they should be avoided whenever possible
I think it is acceptible to handcuff girls who are at the age I indicated, for as long as it is done in front and using plastic zip ties
While handcuffing a girl at the age I indicated is acceptible, it MUST always be done in the presence of a parent
I bellive, if the mother of the arrested girl, accompanies her daughter, then the mother should also be handcuffed while in transport to the station
My opinion is different then any of the options
-- ( Women ) If a female high school student is arrested, is it acceptible to handcuff her right there in the school with all of her friends watching ?
Yes, that is acceptible, even if its done in the classroom, in my opinion this could be a good lesson for the other students to respect the law
Yes, that is acceptible, but only in cases when several girls are arrested at the same time, this way the humiliating focus wont be on just one student
Handcuffing a female student in front of her class, is only acceptible if she presents a real danger to herself or the other students, otherwise I am generally against it
Arresting and handcuffing of a female student in the school yard is somewhat acceptible, but I am strongly against it to be done in class with all of the students watching
If a female student must be handcuffed, it should be done in the principles office, or other more private place, then she is quietly escorted out of the school, making sure she is seen by as few people as possible
If a female student is arrested while at school, first she has to be asked to come out of the classroom, then the officers are to escort her out of the school, well out of view, and if they must use handcuffs, it should be done then
I am strongly against the use of handcuffs on female students while they are in school, regardless of where in the school they are
My opinion is different then any of the options
Please select, if you were ever arrested or detained while at school, and handcuffed in front of other students ( you can describe if you wish )
-- ( Men ) If a female high school student is arrested, is it acceptible to handcuff her right there in the school with all of her friends watching ?
Yes, that is acceptible, even if its done in the classroom, in my opinion this could be a good lesson for the other students to respect the law
Yes, that is acceptible, but only in cases when several girls are arrested at the same time, this way the humiliating focus wont be on just one student
Handcuffing a female student in front of her class, is only acceptible if she presents a real danger to herself or the other students, otherwise I am generally against it
Arresting and handcuffing of a female student in the school yard is somewhat acceptible, but I am strongly against it to be done in class with all of the students watching
If a female student must be handcuffed, it should be done in the principles office, or other more private place, then she is quietly escorted out of the school, making sure she is seen by as few people as possible
If a female student is arrested while at school, first she has to be asked to come out of the classroom, then the officers are to escort her out of the school, well out of view, and if they must use handcuffs, it should be done then
I am strongly against the use of handcuffs on female students while they are in school, regardless of where in the school they are
My opinion is different then any of the options
-- ( Women ) In your opinion, is it appropriate if a female passingers are handcuffed, while searched by airport or border control security ?
Yes, I dont see a problem with that, handcuffs have to be used, any time the security decides they are necessery
Yes, it is generally appropriate, but in most cases not necessery
Yes, I agree with the use of handcuffs, if she activelly impeeds the flow of passingers, by ressisting the pat down body search, or creating desturbancies
If security must restrain a female passinger, it has to be done using plastic zip ties rather then standard metal handcuffs
Normally, the female passingers should not be handcuffed during the search, unless, something highly suspecios is seen on the security scanner
If they intend to use the handcuffs for any reason, she has to be taken to the security office first, rather then to restrain her while she is in full view of other passingers
Handcuffs are to be used only if a physical search reveals something hidden on her person, or in her belongings, otherwise a woman should not normally be restrained
The only legitimate reason for security to handcuff a female passinger is if they intend to arrest her, otherwise restraining a passinger is unacceptible in almost all cases
I am strongly against the use of handcuffs on female passingers, even if they are placed under arrest, unless it is absolutelly necessery
My opinion is different then any of the options
Please select, if you were ever placed in handcuffs by airport / border control security, while you were searched ( you can describe if you wish )
-- ( Men ) In your opinion, is it appropriate if a female passingers are handcuffed, while searched by airport or border control security ?
Yes, I dont see a problem with that, handcuffs have to be used, any time the security decides they are necessery
Yes, it is generally appropriate, but in most cases not necessery
Yes, I agree with the use of handcuffs, if she activelly impeeds the flow of passingers, by ressisting the pat down body search, or creating desturbancies
If security must restrain a female passinger, it has to be done using plastic zip ties rather then standard metal handcuffs
Normally, the female passingers should not be handcuffed during the search, unless, something highly suspecios is seen on the security scanner
If they intend to use the handcuffs for any reason, she has to be taken to the security office first, rather then to restrain her while she is in full view of other passingers
Handcuffs are to be used only if a physical search reveals something hidden on her person, or in her belongings, otherwise a woman should not normally be restrained
The only legitimate reason for security to handcuff a female passinger is if they intend to arrest her, otherwise restraining a passinger is unacceptible in almost all cases
I am strongly against the use of handcuffs on female passingers, even if they are placed under arrest, unless it is absolutelly necessery
My opinion is different then any of the options
-- ( Women ) Do you think, any kind of exceptions needs to be made when arresting a pregnant woman ?
No exceprions for her, she is to be treated as anybody else
No special tretmant, unless the arresting officer decides otherwise based on the specific situation
In my opinion the only exceptions is that prgnant women need to be handcuffed in front, other then this the procedure is same for them
If they handcuff her behind back, then the officer should take extra care to make sure she doesnt fall
If she is handcuffed behind back, then as a rule a prgnant woman must be escorted, flanked by an officer of each side, to make sure she doesnt fall
The only exception for prgnant women, is to avoid using leg irons or any additional restraints
I bellive, pregnant women, should not be handcuffed, unless they pose a real danger to themselves or others
I am, strongly against handcuffing of pregnant women, if they are problematic then the officers have to find other ways to deal with it
My opinion is different then any of the options
Please select if you were ever arrested while pregnant
-- ( Men ) Do you think, any kind of exceptions needs to be made when arresting a pregnant woman ?
No exceprions for her, she is to be treated as anybody else
No special tretmant, unless the arresting officer decides otherwise based on the specific situation
In my opinion the only exceptions is that prgnant women need to be handcuffed in front, other then this the procedure is same for them
If they handcuff her behind back, then the officer should take extra care to make sure she doesnt fall
If she is handcuffed behind back, then as a rule a prgnant woman must be escorted, flanked by an officer of each side, to make sure she doesnt fall
The only exception for prgnant women, is to avoid using leg irons or any additional restraints
I bellive, pregnant women, should not be handcuffed, unless they pose a real danger to themselves or others
I am, strongly against handcuffing of pregnant women, if they are problematic then the officers have to find other ways to deal with it
My opinion is different then any of the options
-- ( Women ) What of the following ( if anything ) the officers need to do when arresting a girl or woman who is topless or has very revealing top ?
The officers ask her to cover herself and allow her a moment to do so, if she doesnt have anything then they provide a shirt or a blanket, only then the woman is to be handcuffed
Normally, the officers has to give her time to cover herself, however an exception can be made if she is violent or under influence, in this case they can proceed to handcuff her right away, and care about her modesty later
The officers ask her to cover herself and allow her a moment to do so, if she doesnt have anything or refuses to cover herself then they can just handcuff her and take her away still half naked
If for whatever reason, nothing is avelble for the woman to cover herself with, or she refuses to do so, the officers need to handcuff her in front so her arms provide some cover
it should be up to the woman, to decide if she needs a moment to put on some clothes, or if she is ok to be arrested and detained as she is
If she refuses to put on clothes, the officers are authorized to forcefully put some clothes on her, and can charge her with indicent behavior or ressisting arrest, in addition to whatever she is arrested for
If a woman decided to walk around half naked, and commit an offence while in this state, well then that is her problem, the officers should ignore it and handcuff her as anybody else
My opinion is different then any of the options
Please select, if you ever participated at a topless protest, and you were arrested there
-- ( Men ) What of the following ( if anything ) the officers need to do when arresting a girl or woman who is topless or has very revealing top ?
The officers ask her to cover herself and allow her a moment to do so, if she doesnt have anything then they provide a shirt or a blanket, only then the woman is to be handcuffed
Normally, the officers has to give her time to cover herself, however an exception can be made if she is violent or under influence, in this case they can proceed to handcuff her right away, and care about her modesty later
The officers ask her to cover herself and allow her a moment to do so, if she doesnt have anything or refuses to cover herself then they can just handcuff her and take her away still half naked
If for whatever reason, nothing is avelble for the woman to cover herself with, or she refuses to do so, the officers need to handcuff her in front so her arms provide some cover
it should be up to the woman, to decide if she needs a moment to put on some clothes, or if she is ok to be arrested and detained as she is
If she refuses to put on clothes, the officers are authorized to forcefully put some clothes on her, and can charge her with indicent behavior or ressisting arrest, in addition to whatever she is arrested for
If a woman decided to walk around half naked, and commit an offence while in this state, well then that is her problem, the officers should ignore it and handcuff her as anybody else
My opinion is different then any of the options
-- ( Women ) Do you think it is appropriate, or at least acceptible, for a mother to be arrested, and handcuffed in the presence of her children ?
Yes, I dont see a big problem with that
Yes, that is acceptible, but it should be avoided whenever possible
Yes it is relativelly acceptible, for as long as the children are older, at least in their teens
As a woman I am generally ok with it, although I think it should be avoided, however as a mother I shudder when thinking of something like this happening to me, and how it will affect my children
If the arrest must be done in front of her children, then as a rule the officers must be respectful and preserve her dignity
It is only acceptible if her children are also adults, if not then i am against it
It is only acceptible if the mother allows it and informs the officers of this, otherwise the children have to be out of sight
I am generally against it, though I understand in some cases it can not be avoided
I am strongly against it, traumatizing children of any age in this manner, needs to be strictly forbidden, no exceptions !
My opinion is different then any of the options
-- ( Men ) Do you think it is appropriate, or at least acceptible, for a mother to be arrested, and handcuffed in the presence of her children ?
Yes, I dont see a big problem with that
Yes, that is acceptible, but it should be avoided whenever possible
Yes it is relativelly acceptible, for as long as the children are older, at least in their teens
If the arrest must be done in front of her children, then as a rule the officers must be respectful and preserve her dignity
It is only acceptible if her children are also adults, if not then i am against it
It is only acceptible if the mother allows it and informs the officers of this, otherwise the children have to be out of sight
I am generally against it, though I understand in some cases it can not be avoided
I am strongly against it, traumatizing children of any age in this manner, needs to be strictly forbidden, no exceptions !
My opinion is different then any of the options
-- ( Women ) In your opinion, is the use of leg irons or other restraints in addition to the handcuffs necessery, at the time of the arrest ?
Yes, I think they are necessery
I have no problem with their use, but I think they are not necessery in most cases
In my view, their primary use is to add to the shame, rather then to provide extra security, and that is good, offfenders deserve to be shamed
I see some logic for use of leg irons on women who are in prison, or who do community service, but using them during an arrest is not necessery and is exesssive
I agree with the use of additional restraints, if the arrested woman is proven to be dangerous, or is violent, otherwise they are not really necessery and should not be used
I am generally against it
I am strongly against it, putting people in handcuffs is bad enough, putting them in chains and parading them as slaves is simply unacceptible
My opinion is different then any of the options
-- ( Men ) In your opinion, is the use of leg irons or other restraints in addition to the handcuffs necessery, at the time of the arrest ?
Yes, I think they are necessery
I have no problem with their use, but I think they are not necessery in most cases
In my view, their primary use is to add to the shame, rather then to provide extra security, and that is good, offfenders deserve to be shamed
I see some logic for use of leg irons on women who are in prison, or who do community service, but using them during an arrest is not necessery and is exesssive
I agree with the use of additional restraints, if the arrested woman is proven to be dangerous, or is violent, otherwise they are not really necessery and should not be used
I am generally against it
I am strongly against it, putting people in handcuffs is bad enough, putting them in chains and parading them as slaves is simply unacceptible
My opinion is different then any of the options
-- ( Women ) In your opinion, is it acceotible for a girl or a woman to be temporerally restrained to a fixed object ( eg. fence posts ) while the officers are arresting or processing other subjects, or are involved with other tasks at the scene of the arrest ?
Yes, that is generally acceptible for me
Yes I agree with this kind of practice, enduring some public shame could help them think twice before they do something stupid in the future
Something like this happened to me when I was arrested, and while it was not at all pleasnt, I still think it is acceptible
Yes, restraining a woman to a fixed object is acceptible, but only if the women are left there for a short time
I generally agree with this kind of practice, knowing that sometimes is necessery, but I think it should be avoided when ever possible
I think it is more or less acceotuble for adult women, but not for girls under 18
I dont have any strong opinions on this, I am generally ok with whatever the officers do in this situation, for as long as it doesnt harm the woman
If the officers must temporarelly secure her to a fixed object, it should be done in a way where her face is the least visible to any potencial onlookers
Something like this happened to me when I was arrested, the humiliation for me was huge, so while previosly I might have considered this kind of practice to be acceptible, now, I am strongly against it
The woman has to be restrained with her hands in front of her, to minimize the possibility of injury and her humiliation
I am against this practice, unless it is absolutelly necessery
I am strongly against this barbaric practice, it has to stop now !
My opinion is different then any of the options
-- ( Men ) In your opinion, is it acceotible for a girl or a woman to be temporerally restrained to a fixed object ( eg. fence posts ) while the officers are arresting or processing other subjects, or are involved with other tasks at the scene of the arrest ?
Yes, that is generally acceptible for me
Yes I agree with this kind of practice, enduring some public shame could help them think twice before they do something stupid in the future
Yes, restraining a woman to a fixed object is acceptible, but only if the women are left there for a short time
I generally agree with this kind of practice, knowing that sometimes is necessery, but I think it should be avoided when ever possible
I think it is more or less acceotuble for adult women, but not for girls under 18
I dont have any strong opinions on this, I am generally ok with whatever the officers do in this situation, for as long as it doesnt harm the woman
I dont have any strong opinions on this, I am generally ok with whatever the officers do in this situation, for as long as it doesnt harm the woman
The woman has to be restrained with her hands in front of her, to minimize the possibility of injury and her humiliation
I am against this practice, unless it is absolutelly necessery
I am strongly against this barbaric practice, it has to stop now !
My opinion is different then any of the options
-- ( Women ) Do you think protecting the dignity of the arrested woman by placing a hood over her head, is a good idea ? ( the hood stays on, since the moment she is handcuffed, to the time she arrives at the station )
Yes, I like the idea, infact I am on the opinion that hoods should become standard equipmant, just as handcuffs are
Yes, I think that is a generally a good idea
Yes, it might be a good idea, though I havent thought if such thing before so i am not sure
As someone who was arrested, and who found it very embarresing, I can appriciate the idea for hoods, to ptrserve the woman's dignity, and spare her some of the humiliation
I dont have a strong opinion on this, all is same to me
It much depands on the arrested woman, for some could be a salvation from the humiliation, for others it could make the already traumatic expiriance even worse
I think a hood can be used IF and only if the woman asks for one, if not it should not be forced on her
I am ok with the use of hoods, for as long as they are used on adult women, they can not be used on girls under 18, even if they ask for it
I think, hoods can and should be used on girls who are under 18, as a standard procedure, adult women in the other hand, can not, and should not have the option of a hood
A hood can be used on a girl who is under 18, only if a parent allows it
A hood is likely to increase the shame of the arrested woman, and that is ok, in my opinion offenders need to be shamed
While I generally agree with the idea, I would hate it if one is pulled over my head if I am ever arrested
As someone who was arrested, I know, if they placed a hood over my head, it was going to make everything much worse, so I am against the idea
I am for protection of the women's dignity, but I dont think this can, or should be done by placing hoods over their heads, so I am against this
I am strongly against the idea of hoods, it would make an already humiliating situation even worse
My opinion is different then any of the options
Please select, if a hood was placed over your head at any point while you were in castody ( you can describe the situation if you wish )
-- ( Men ) Do you think protecting the dignity of the arrested woman by placing a hood over her head, is a good idea ? ( the hood stays on, since the moment she is handcuffed, to the time she arrives at the station )
Yes, I like the idea, infact I am on the opinion that hoods should become standard equipmant, just as handcuffs are
Yes, I think that is a generally a good idea
Yes, it might be a good idea, though I havent thought if such thing before so i am not sure
I dont have a strong opinion on this, all is same to me
It much depands on the arrested woman, for some could be a salvation from the humiliation, for others it could make the already traumatic expiriance even worse
I think a hood can be used IF and only if the woman asks for one, if not it should not be forced on her
I am ok with the use of hoods, for as long as they are used on adult women, they can not be used on girls under 18, even if they ask for it
I think, hoods can and should be used on girls who are under 18, as a standard procedure, adult women in the other hand, can not, and should not have the option of a hood
A hood can be used on a girl who is under 18, only if a parent allows it
A hood is likely to increase the shame of the arrested woman, and that is ok, in my opinion offenders need to be shamed
I am for protection of the women's dignity, but I dont think this can, or should be done by placing hoods over their heads, so I am against this
I am strongly against the idea of hoods, it would make an already humiliating situation even worse
My opinion is different then any of the options
-- ( Women ) After the woman is brought to the station, or the place where she is going to be detained. Please select any of the following situations, where you think keeping a girl or a woman in handcuffs is acceptible.
At the arrivel desk, where her basic personal information is taken
While waiting ( in the public area of the station ), for the further pricessing to take place or to be questioned by a detective
When she is photographed
At some points or during the whole processing ( finger printing, swabs, drug or alcohol test etc.)
While standing in a line up, for an identification by a witness
At the time of the stripsearch, while she is still naked or partly naked
Inside the police jail cell
During the interrogation
Before the release from police castody, and while the paperwork or the formalities are being done
During the trip back home, if an officer is giving her a ride
Keeping a girl or a woman on handcuffs, in any of the described sotuations is unacceptible ( which is why I did not select any of them )
Yes, handcuffing in the situations I indicated is appropriate, and it should be a standard practice even if the woman is fully cooperative
While I think, leaving her in handcuffs at the instancies I indicated is acceptible, I still think it should be avoided when ever possible
I think keeping a woman in handcuffes at the instancies I indicated is only acceptible if she is an adult
My opinion is different then any of the options
Please select, if you were arrested, and kept in handcuffs while you were in one or more of the situations described here
-- ( Men ) After the woman is brought to the station, or the place where she is going to be detained. Please select any of the following situations, where you think keeping a girl or a woman in handcuffs is acceptible.
At the arrivel desk, where her basic personal information is taken
While waiting ( in the public area of the station ), for the further pricessing to take place or to be questioned by a detective
When she is photographed
At some points or during the whole processing ( finger printing, swabs, drug or alcohol test etc.)
While standing in a line up, for an identification by a witness
At the time of the stripsearch, while she is still naked or partly naked
Inside the police jail cell
During the interrogation
Before the release from police castody, and while the paperwork or the formalities are being done
During the trip back home, if an officer is giving her a ride
Keeping a girl or a woman on handcuffs, in any of the described sotuations is unacceptible ( which is why I did not select any of them )
Yes, handcuffing in the situations I indicated is appropriate, and it should be a standard practice even if the woman is fully cooperative
While I think, leaving her in handcuffs at the instancies I indicated is acceptible, I still think it should be avoided when ever possible
I think keeping a woman in handcuffes at the instancies I indicated is only acceptible if she is an adult
My opinion is different then any of the options
-- ( Women ) If a woman is restrained while undergoing an interrogation, please select any of the following positions you consider to be appropriate or at least acceptible for her to be restrained in.
Sitting, handcuffed in front
Sitting, handcuffed behind back
Sitting, handcuffed behind the backrest of the chair
Standing, handcuffed in front
Standing, handcuffed behind back
Standing, her wrists shackled high above her head
Standing, facing a wall, and shackled to the wall in front of her
Kneeling, handcuffed behind back
I have some other position in mind
I think, the position(s) I indicated are appropriate, but only if she is fully or mostly dressed
I think the position(s) i indicated are adequate, even if she is naked or mostly naked
I think it is mecessery to restrain a woman in the position(s) I indicated, even if the woman is fully cooperative
I think the positions I indicated are appropriate, and perhaps useful for making her more cooperative
They are acceptible if we are talking about adult women, while for girls most of them are unaccceptible
I think the positions I selected are acceptible in situations when the restraints are really necessery, but I would prefer if this is not done to women
Though I think those I selected are acceptible, I would be extremly ashamed to spend any ammount of time restrained like that
My opinion on the position(s) I indicated is different then any of the options
Please select, if you were ever interrogated while restrained in any of the described, or simular positions
-- ( Men ) If a woman is restrained while undergoing an interrogation, please select any of the following positions you consider to be appropriate or at least acceptible for her to be restrained in.
Sitting, handcuffed in front
Sitting, handcuffed behind back
Sitting, handcuffed behind the backrest of the chair
Standing, handcuffed in front
Standing, handcuffed behind back
Standing, her wrists shackled high above her head
Standing, facing a wall, and shackled to the wall in front of her
Kneeling, handcuffed behind back
I have some other position in mind
I think, the position(s) I indicated are appropriate, but only if she is fully or mostly dressed
I think the position(s) i indicated are adequate, even if she is naked or mostly naked
I think it is mecessery to restrain a woman in the position(s) I indicated, even if the woman is fully cooperative
I think the positions I indicated are appropriate, and perhaps useful for making her more cooperative
They are acceptible if we are talking about adult women, while for girls most of them are unaccceptible
I think the positions I selected are acceptible in situations when the restraints are really necessery, but I would prefer if this is not done to women
My opinion on the position(s) I indicated is different then any of the options
-- ( Women ) In your opinion, is it acceptible or even necessery, to place a woman in handcuffs and leg irons, while she is transported to court, or at her court hearing or trial ?
Yes it is necessery for her to be in handcuffs AND in leg irons, both while she is transported to couart and while she is at the trial, this should be a standard procedure
Yes, it is necesssery and acceptible, for a woman to be in handcuffs while in transport or inside the court, but leg irons are not needed
The handcuffs and possibly leg irons are necessery, if at the time of her court appeirance, the woman is also serving time in prison, otherwise they are not normally necessery
Having a woman in handcuffs, at her court appeirance, is acceptible, but only if she is considered dangerous or she has a history of escapes
I can agree with the use of handcuffs after the woman is found guilty, but I am against placing her in restraints on her way to court or while the trial is going on
I am generally against the use of handcuffs or any other restraints in court, unless it is really necessery
I am strongly against the use of any restraints, at any point while she is in court, not even after she is found gulty
My opinion is different then any of the options
I was in restraints while I had to appear in court, on at least one occasion, and while it was not pleasent, and i am not sure they are necessery, I still think using them is not a big issue
Having to appear in court, while in restraints, was extremly humiliating for me, so I am strongly against their use now
-- ( Men ) In your opinion, is it acceptible or even necessery, to place a woman in handcuffs and leg irons, while she is transported to court, or at her court hearing or trial ?
Yes it is necessery for her to be in handcuffs AND in leg irons, both while she is transported to couart and while she is at the trial, this should be a standard procedure
Yes, it is necesssery and acceptible, for a woman to be in handcuffs while in transport or inside the court, but leg irons are not needed
The handcuffs and possibly leg irons are necessery, if at the time of her court appeirance, the woman is also serving time in prison, otherwise they are not normally necessery
Having a woman in handcuffs, at her court appeirance, is acceptible, but only if she is considered dangerous or she has a history of escapes
I can agree with the use of handcuffs after the woman is found guilty, but I am against placing her in restraints on her way to court or while the trial is going on
I am generally against the use of handcuffs or any other restraints in court, unless it is really necessery
I am strongly against the use of any restraints, at any point while she is in court, not even after she is found gulty
My opinion is different then any of the options
-- ( Women ) Please select any of the following applaying to your case, If you were ever arrested, or detained by security giards.
I was handcuffed in front
I was handcuffed behind back
They used plastic zip ties on me
I was placed in leg irons at some point
Some other kind of restraints were also used ( by itself or along with the cuffs )
I was handcuffed to a fixed object at some point during the arrest
There were others who were arrested along with myself, so we spent some time lined on the street already handcuffed and waiting to be transfered to the station
People were taking pictures of me as I was placed in cuffs, this did not bother me much
People were taking pictures of me as I was placed in cuffs, I was very ashamed by this
I quuetly surrendered and allowed the officers to do their job
Since I was cooperating, I asked if the handcuffs are necessery, they said yes, at this point I placed my hands behind back and let them do their job
I didnt mind the cuffs around my wrists, infact I liked the feeling
Of course I did not like to be handcuffed, but i commited an offence, so i deserved all that came to me as a result
I hoped they are not going to handcuff me beacouse I was a teenager, but this did not happen
I complained for a while, and made some atempts to avoid the cuffs, but at the end they were on my wrists
I commited an offence, so i consider my arrest to be justified
While I indeed commited a minor offence, I bellive having me arrested for that was not justified
I was arrested for something I did not do, or just had minor involvemant
I cried as I was arrested
I flirted or made a small talk with the officers as I was arrested
I was in handcuffs while an officer was taking me home
-- ( Men ) If your girlfriend or wife was ever arrested, please select any of the options coresponding to your reactions or the way you felth about it.
I didnt have much of a reaction, even though I was not expecting her to be arrested
I didnt have much of a reaction, considering how often she got herself in trouble, her arrest did not come as a suprise
I didnt really know how to react, it was strange to see her in this situation
I was suprised
I was very surprised, if not shocked
I was shocked
I think I was more surprised or shocked, then she was
I was embaresed
I think I was more embaressed, then she was
I decided she is not worth my time and effort so I left her
I became angry, mostly at her
I became angry, mostly at myself
I became angry at somebody else, the police or the system as a whole
I was afraid, mostly that I could also be arrested along with her
I was worried about her and what might happen to her
i was worried she could implicate me into things which can lead to my arrest as well
I was worried about the future of our relationship / family or children, if she ends up in prison
I was sorry for her, but also knew she only has herself to blame
I was very sorry and blamed myself for implicating her into my own troubles
I was pleased to see her arrested, beacouse she deserved it
I was kind of pleased / happy, beacouse I always had a fantasy about seeing her in handcuffs ( or simular )
I was dessapointed in her
I was dessapointed mostly beacouse she cried, screamed, and made quite a scene
I was pleasantly suprised, to see how calm and degnified she remained, as she endured this unpleasent situation
I was shocked, when she took ( or tried to ) take most of the blame on herself
As strange as it sounds, my respect for her grew, after she was arrested
I was aroused and was ashamed of it
I was aroused, and I wasnt bothered much
I knew ( or steongly bellived at the time ), she was wrongly accused, so I argued with the officers trying to save her
I argued with the officers and tried to save her even though she really commited an offence
She was wrongly accused, and i should have argied in her defence, but i was to afraid so I just stood around as they took her away
I was not in any position to argue or help her in any way, beacouse I was arrested along with her
After her release, she told me she underwent a rough interrogation, while in castody
If you want to say something more in this subject, please do so here, i will be happy to read it. Thank you for your participation
This poll was created on 2016-07-21 22:51:56 by whipigorus