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Behavioral Threat Assessment

Sample Course

About this Sample Course

Behavioral Threat Assessment, a strategy used to determine the likelihood that an individual is planning a violent attack, can help you understand critical steps you might take to keep people safe.

As a law enforcement officer, you may be contacted when someone has observed threatening behavior, heard a subject make a verbal threat, or received information from a third party that someone intended to be violent. Some of these calls will have a high potential for violence, while others will not.

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe Behavioral Threat Assessment and the types of violence it applies to.
  • Explain the steps along the “path of intended violence.”
  • List the common warning behaviors associated with intended violence.
  • The difference between Behavioral Threat Assessment and Violence Risk Assessment.

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