Threat Assessment and Management Strategies: Identifying the Howlers and Hunters

Threat Assessment and Management Strategies: Identifying the Howlers and Hunters

by Frederick S. Calhoun, Steve W. Weston, J.D., Stephen W. Weston, J.D.
     
 

A crucial step in any successful threat management process is knowledge of the players involved. Some individuals truly intend violence (known as hunters), while others merely want to threaten or draw attention to themselves (howlers). Threat Assessment and Management Strategies: Identifying the Howlers and Hunters helps those who interact

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Overview

A crucial step in any successful threat management process is knowledge of the players involved. Some individuals truly intend violence (known as hunters), while others merely want to threaten or draw attention to themselves (howlers). Threat Assessment and Management Strategies: Identifying the Howlers and Hunters helps those who interact with questionable populations to identify problem behaviors and determine the appropriate preventative action.

A successful threat management process does not necessarily depend on large staffs or huge resource commitments, but, instead, on attention to detail and a thoughtful approach. Through actual case studies and case analyses, this volume explains the best practices for assessing problem individuals and recommends the optimal protective response and management strategy. The authors provide key indicators of hunters and howlers, comparing and contrasting their behaviors and motivations. An entire chapter is devoted to analyzing the intimacy effect and demonstrating how it applies to law enforcement, specifically to interpersonal relationships involving targets of intended violence.

Frederick S. Calhoun, Ph.D. was the principal architect in developing the threat-assessment process used by the U.S. Marshals Service for analyzing risks to federal judicial officials. Currently, he manages a national workplace violence prevention program for a large federal agency. Stephen J. Weston is a 32-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol. From 1991 to 2006, he managed the unit responsible for the investigation of threats against California state officials. Their combined expertise provides anyone who is involved in managing potentially violent situations with the guidance needed to contain the threat posed by these would-be predators.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420087314
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/16/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
234
Sales rank:
899,562
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Introducing Hunters versus Howlers

Balancing Physical Security and Threat Management

Who Needs Managing?

Threat Management Concepts

Purpose of the Book

Case Analysis: The Poacher

Defining Hunters and Howlers

Hunters Defined and Exemplified

Howlers Defined and Exemplified

Hunters versus Howlers

Case Analysis: The Payoff

Understanding Hunters

What Hunters Do

Case Analysis: The Nonaccidental Tourist

Understanding Howlers

Howler Categories

What Howlers Want

Case Analysis: The Snitch

Issues of Interest

Working with the Intimacy Effect and the Law

Working with the Intimacy Effect

Applying Federal Law

Working with State and Local Laws on Threats and Domestic Violence

State Stalking Laws

Case Analysis: A Mother’s Help

Working with the Hunter and Howler Concepts

Working with the Last Straw Syndrome

Managing Hunters and Howlers

Case Analysis: The Relentless Pursuer

Appendix

Index

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