Crisis Negotiations: Managing Critical Incidents and Hostage Situations in Law Enforcement and Corrections / Edition 4

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Overview

Leading authorities on negotiations present the result of years of research, application, testing and experimentation, and practical experience. Principles and applications from numerous disciplines are combined to create a conceptual framework for the hostage negotiator. Ideas and concepts are explained so that the practicing negotiator can apply the principles outlined.

  • McMains and Mullins are leading authorities on crisis negotiations.
  • Learning objectives, discussion questions, and real-life negotiation situations expand on the text.
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This text details principles and techniques of hostage negotiations and presents real-life experiences of professional negotiators. Situations covered include barricaded subject incidents, suicide attempts which endanger others, domestic incidents, prison and jail riots, stalking incidents, violence in the workplace, and school violence. Bargaining and crisis intervention, stress management, the Stockholm Syndrome, and hostage negotiating equipment are covered. Many recent cases are discussed, including Waco and Columbine High School. McMains is affiliated with the San Antonio Police Department. Mullins is affiliated with Southwest Texas State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422463239
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 4/2/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 557
  • Sales rank: 927,338
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael McMains consults with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, and private and public organizations, on crisis management issues. He has developed and presents training on workplace violence, hostage/crisis negotiations, family violence, crisis intervention for first responders, suicide intervention, hostage survival strategies, and traumatic stress. From 1982-2004, he was the Chief Psychologist and Director of the Victims Advocacy Section of the San Antonio Police Department. In 2010, he co-wrote curricula on negotiation with terrorists for the United States Department of State. In the course of his career he has consulted on more than 400 hostage/barricaded subject incidents. He is a certified Master Peace Officer in Texas and a certified Police Instructor.

Wayman C. Mullins has taught at Texas State University-San Marcos, where he is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, since 1984. He has researched, written, and published extensively in the areas of crisis negotiations, terrorism, stress and PTSD, and other police issues. He has served as a consultant to law enforcement and correction agencies at the federal, state, and local levels; private businesses; and international corporations. He also helped start the Crisis Negotiation Team at Hays County Sheriff’s Office and is still an active member of that team. Mullins is a licensed peace officer in Texas.

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Table of Contents

1. Crisis Management: History and Overview

2. Crisis Management: Crisis Response Team Elements

3. Crisis Management: Goals, Tasks and Skills - The REACT Model

4. Crisis Management: Risk Assessment

5. Crisis Management: Communication in Crisis Negotiations

6. Crisis Management: Negotiating with Emotionally Disturbed and Mentally Ill Individuals: Recognition and Guidelines

7. Crisis Management: Negotiating with Suicidal Persons

8. Crisis Management: Negotiating with Special Populations

9. Crisis Management: Crisis Negotiations in Prisons and Correctional Facilities

10. Crisis Management: Hostage Dynamics

11. Crisis Management: Managing Stress and Trauma

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2000

    Excellent Guide for Crisis Teams

    This publication is an outstanding source of information for the Crisis Negotiator. It supplies practical knowledge for use in the field. We issue a copy to all of our new Crisis Negotiation Unit Team members for required reading.

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