Violence Assessment and Intervention
The Practitioner's Handbook
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The book begins by demonstrating the threat and violence assessment process from the point of the initial call and proceeds through the steps that quantify the situation and determine the appropriate response. The next section covers information gathering, victimology, and formulas and tools for risk assessment. Finally, the book explores organizational influences, school violence, ethics, security and consultation issues; the formation and running of threat management teams, and relevant laws related to violence assessment.
This book is a valuable reference for human resource professionals, security professionals, mental health practitioners, law enforcement personnel, and lawyers who are members of threat assessment teams, provide threat and violence assessment and management consultations, as well as expert witnesses in cases involving workplace violence, school violence, security negligence; or wrongful termination or disputed school disciplinary actions related to aggressive, threatening, or violent behavior.
Chapter 1: Fusion
Chapter 2: Information Gathering
Chapter 3: The Informative Discussion
Chapter 4: Formula for Assessment
Chapter 5: Intervention & Case Management
Chapter 6: The Victim's Role
Chapter 7: Organizational Influences: Personal & Professional
Chapter 8: School Violence: Focus on Post-Secondary
Chapter 9: Security
Chapter 10: Important Laws, Regulations, Legal Concepts & Considerations
Chapter 11: Practical Ethical Issues
Chapter 12: Consultation Issues & Threat Assessment Teams
Michael H. Corcoran, Ph.D., is the founder and President of the Workthreat Group, LLC. He has over 34 years of law enforcement experience and entered the risk assessment field in 1970 when he entered the U. S. Secret Service. He founded The Workthreat Group in 1988 to respond to workplace hostility, incivility, rudeness, harassment, intimidation, bullying, threats, domestic violence, stalking, suicidal ideation, and depression. His work has supported governmental and law enforcement agencies, Fortune 500 companies, medical, and mental health professionals, schools, and universities, and has dealt with over 10,000 individual cases involving assessing workplace inappropriate behaviors as mentioned above. He is also a co-founder of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) and served on both their Los Angeles and National Board. He primarily provides threat assessments, and training to identify and deal with these topics; site surveys, fitness-for-duty evaluations, interventions, terminations, background checks, surveillance, investigations (covert and overt), and assistance in designing prevention policies and procedures to meet current compliance regulations.