• Jan 30, 2020 - Jan 30, 2020
  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Criminal Justice Institute

This comprehensive, research-based course examines the psychology and behavior of active shooters, with a particular emphasis on adolescent perpetrators. School administrators and law enforcement officials need to have a thorough understanding of both the psychology and behavior to effectively prevent active shooter attacks.

In this presentation, the concept of threat leakage will be explored. Threat leakage is fact-based, dynamic, acute, and often accelerates as the attack approaches. Threat leakage frequently occurs in active shooter attacks, especially those attacks perpetrated by adolescents. Leakage is one of the best and most important predictors of an adolescent’s impending violent act.
The leakage pathway of warning behavior is covered, including numerous real-life examples of leakage in social media, diaries, school projects, and more.

The concept of threat assessment teams will also be discussed. The creation of threat assessment teams in schools has resulted in the discovery of numerous potential threats and successful aversion of rampage attacks.

This presentation is firmly grounded in peer reviewed research and utilizes numerous resources to provide factual information for the attendees. This course is ideal for school administrators, school counselors, school resource officers, and law enforcement criminal investigators.