The Discipline and Punish Podcast
The Discipline and Punish Podcast
E12: Strangulation and Choking in Policing (w/ Reuben Howden)

In this episode, Professor Reuben Howden explains the difference between strangulation and choking, what impact these have on the human body, and application in law enforcement. We also discuss the recent uprisings across and how to move forward.

Dr. Howden’s research program focuses on genetic control of cardiopulmonary function at baseline and under specific environmental conditions. Further, Dr. Howden is investigating the mechanisms associated with isometric training induced reductions in human resting blood pressure. Reuben Howden received a B.Sc. (hons) in Sports Science (including biomedical science) from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK in 1999 and a Ph.D. in human blood pressure regulation from DeMontfort University, Leicester, UK in 2002.  Dr. Howden then moved with his family to the USA where he completed 6 years of post-doctoral work at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences from 2002 to 2008.  Dr. Howden joined the faculty of the Department of Kinesiology at UNC Charlotte from 2008 to present.  Dr. Howden serves as the director of the Exercise Physiology Research Laboratory, in addition to Department, College and University committees.  Dr. Howden is a professional member of the American Heart Association, a member of The American College of Sports Medicine, and serves as a reviewer for 7 peer-reviewed journals.  Dr. Howden currently collaborates with Drs. Susan Arthur and Mike Turner in Kinesiology, Drs.Yvette Huet and Mark Clemens in the Dept. of Biology at UNCC, Dr. Steven Kleeberger at The National Institute of Environmental Health Science and Dr. Ian Swaine at Canterbury Christchurch University, UK 

Tom Baker has been a PhD student in UMSL’s Criminology and Criminal Justice program since 2017. Tom received his BA in Political Science from Arizona State University and worked as a police officer for approximately nine years. His research interests include police culture, use of force, and qualitative research methods.

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