The basis of Conditioned Shootings can be linked to other dangerous law enforcement responses. Officers allow emotions, adrenaline and stress to dictate their actions over logic; blurring actions to consequences. A notable difference between firing a weapon and any other action conducted by officers is the instantaneity of the discharge. It is unforgiving and rarely allows for supervisors or other officers to intervene and clarify the threat assessment.
In conclusion, the outcome of a Contagious Shooting can mimic that of the deadliest disease; however, the department's goal should be to identify the symptoms and obtain some preventative treatment. Perhaps pre-cursors of a Contagious Shooting can be directly linked to current training methods, threat assessment or individual discipline. Regardless of the pre-cursors, departments can not afford to allow a single dose of Contagious Shooting to harbor in their organization.