Non-lethal weapons might actually be used, not as an alternative to lethal force, but as a lethal force multiplier.
Stephen Coleman studies applied ethics, particularly the ethics of military and police force, and their application to human rights.
Why you should listen
Dr. Stephen Coleman is Senior Lecturer in Ethics and Leadership and Vincent Fairfax Foundation Fellow in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW@ADFA. Coleman works in a diverse range of areas in applied ethics, including military ethics, police ethics, medical ethics, and the practical applications of human rights. He has published and presented in various forms in Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Hong Kong. He recently spent an academic year as the Resident Fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the United States Naval Academy, where he was part of a large research project examining the ethical implications of various new and developing military technologies. This project helped to brief the Department of Defense, the US Congress and the White House on these issues. He can also make balloon and origami animals, juggle, breathe fire and ride a unicycle, though not all at the same time.