There are a ton of resources that are available to enhance your knowledge about use of force and the realities of violence. Here are some resources that I’ve found particularly illuminating.
This is a great series where civilians are put into scenarios that police have had to deal with – very informative.
FPF – Street Encounter Playlist
I took John’s Street Encounter Skills and Tactics class – it’s a good one if you get the chance. Here’s a YouTube playlist with a lot of useful information – I particularly found the ones showing how quickly a stab wound can cause someone to bleed out. As well seeing people getting shot numerous times, falling over and then getting back up a few minutes later – stuff to know when trying to justify use of force decisions.