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Enhanced Violence Assessment and Management

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CPE Credits
08 - 11 April 2013
Sheraton Boston


Violence risk assessment and management is a specialized form of risk assessment that focuses on quantifying the potential violence risk between human beings. Once established, it then focuses on using this insight to drive effective intervention strategies to minimize the risk and divert the behavior from the targeted victim(s).

Gain a clear understanding of how individuals decide to act violently toward others. Benefit from a practical, proven methodology that assesses the behavior of these perpetrators and manages them away from violent acts toward specific targets. The focus is on practical case assessment and management regardless of the environment or elements of a case—whether domestic violence, school violence, workplace violence, or domestic terrorism.

Registration Fees

 Pertinent Information

 Immediate Benefits

  • Enhance your overall awareness of the costly impact of workplace violence
  • Practice a direct, state-of-the-art method for violence assessment
  • Identify behaviors of concern
  • Understand what case facts are the most critical for violence assessment and find out how to obtain them
  • Learn the distinction between an active shooter and a hostage incident
  • Meet your "duty of care" responsibilities to your employees by preparing them for this dreadful possibility and by integrating appropriate guidance into your overall violence prevention program.

 Who Should Attend

 Program Overview

Neurophysiological, Psychological, and Behavioral Foundations of Violence
It is important to understand the development of violent thoughts and how they lead to action because this knowledge provides a powerful perspective that energizes accurate assessments by providing an information-gathering nexus to focus on. It also enhances meaningful interventions that can be based in human behavioral dynamics, not wishful thinking.
Information Gathering and Analysis
Benefit from an intense but practical model for information gathering that includes specific information sources—those routinely checked as well as public and restricted government records. The legal concerns surrounding information gathering during assessment are addressed—a key consideration if that information is to be used and/or transmitted.
Enhanced Cognitive Interviewing
Enhanced cognitive interviewing is a powerful, proven methodology used in the criminal justice arena for obtaining high quality, accurate information from witnesses, victims, and other important sources. Benefit from a special section on interviewing individuals who may have some form of mental illness or emotional disturbance, as these individuals are often involved in violence risk assessment cases.
Use of Assessment Tools for Enhanced Violence Assessment
Advanced violence assessment requires the use of objective assessment tools to guide and inform the assessment process and provide a way to cross-validate early hypotheses. Explore in-depth one particular tool especially useful in a wide range of cases, and leave with the ability to use it effectively.
Effective Intervention Methods
While some interventions are best used in a certain order, others can be effectively used in parallel with other actions. For the safety of those being protected, it is critical the assessors know the difference. Examine a variety of options, their uses, and how they can be blended into the violence assessment and management process to provide the maximum effect.
Price includes your personal copy of Mr. Cawood's book, Violence Assessment and Intervention: The Practitioner's Handbook, Second Edition—a $101 value!


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 Hours, Fees, & Hotels

Registration Hours


7:00 am-8:00 am

Program Hours
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Registration Fees
Early Bird
On or Before Feb 8
After Feb 8
The Registration Fee includes a daily continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and a networking reception.
Hotel costs are not included.
Be sure to mention ASIS International when requesting the special room rate of $179 single/double (plus tax). The price will be honored until March 15 or until the room block is full.


Sheraton Boston
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199


Team Discount:
Receive a 10% discount when three to five attendees register from the same organization, 15% for six or more. Email for details.

Certification Discount:
ASIS members and nonmembers holding the distinction of CPP, PCI, and PSP receive a $25 discount per classroom program. This discount is automatically applied at checkout.

Rental Car Discount:

Contact Dollar at +1.866.542.2303, extension 2 or; reference code CM0140. FL rentals reference code CMO135.