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.