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Enhanced Violence Assessment and Management

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CPE Credits
07 - 08 April 2014
The Westin Denver Downtown
Denver, CO, UNITED STATES

 

Core assessment and resolution principles are universal
             …regardless of culture or geography  

Violence risk assessment and management is a specialized form of risk assessment that focuses on quantifying the potential risk of physical violence between human beings. Once established, the process focuses on using the provided insights to drive effective intervention strategies to actively reduce 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.  

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 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 real-life 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 applicable public and restricted government records. The legal concerns surrounding information gathering during assessment are addressed—a key consideration if that information is to be effectively used and/or transmitted.

Enhanced Cognitive Interviewing

Enhanced cognitive interviewing is a powerful, proven methodology developed 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 organization-based 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 applied in the violence management process to provide the maximum effect.

Bonus

Price includes your personal copy of Mr. Cawood’s book, Violence Assessment and Intervention: The Practitioner’s Handbook, Second Edition—a $101 value!

 Faculty

Dr James S Cawood, CPP, PCI, PSP
  • Dr James S Cawood, CPP, PCI, PSP
  • President
  • Factor One
  • San Leandro CA, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Enhanced Cognitive Interviewing- Continues with Interview Strategy Development and specific ways to interview mentally disordered individuals
Session: “The Grids”
Session: Full Material Exercise
Session: Neuropsychological Basis of Violence
Session: Organizational Concerns
Session: Practical Exercises
Session: Grid /Questions & Practice

Bio: Mr. Cawood is President of Factor One and for over 25 years has specialized in threat assessment, violence risk assessment, behavioral analysis, security consulting, and investigations. He holds a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology and has successfully assessed and managed over 4000 violence related cases. He is the former Association President of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). He has written extensively on the topic of violence risk assessment, including a co-authored chapter: Threat Management of Stalking Cases in The Psychology of Stalking: Clinical and Forensic Perspectives, published by Academic Press in 1998. He also co-authored a book, Violence Assessment and Intervention: The Practitioner's Handbook, CRC Press 2003 & a 2nd Edition 2009.
Bio: Mr. Cawood is President of Factor One and for over 25 years has specialized in threat assessment, violence risk assessment, behavioral analysis, security consulting, and investigations. He holds a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology and has successfully assessed and managed over 4000 violence related cases. He is the former Association President of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). He has written extensively on the topic of violence risk assessment, including a co-authored chapter: Threat Management of Stalking Cases in The Psychology of Stalking: Clinical and Forensic Perspectives, published by Academic Press in 1998. He also co-authored a book, Violence Assessment and Intervention: The Practitioner's Handbook, CRC Press 2003 & a 2nd Edition 2009.
Bio: Mr. Cawood is President of Factor One and for over 25 years has specialized in threat assessment, violence risk assessment, behavioral analysis, security consulting, and investigations. He holds a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology and has successfully assessed and managed over 4000 violence related cases. He is the former Association President of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). He has written extensively on the topic of violence risk assessment, including a co-authored chapter: Threat Management of Stalking Cases in The Psychology of Stalking: Clinical and Forensic Perspectives, published by Academic Press in 1998. He also co-authored a book, Violence Assessment and Intervention: The Practitioner's Handbook, CRC Press 2003 & a 2nd Edition 2009.
Bio: Mr. Cawood is President of Factor One and for over 25 years has specialized in threat assessment, violence risk assessment, behavioral analysis, security consulting, and investigations. He holds a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology and has successfully assessed and managed over 4000 violence related cases. He is the former Association President of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). He has written extensively on the topic of violence risk assessment, including a co-authored chapter: Threat Management of Stalking Cases in The Psychology of Stalking: Clinical and Forensic Perspectives, published by Academic Press in 1998. He also co-authored a book, Violence Assessment and Intervention: The Practitioner's Handbook, CRC Press 2003 & a 2nd Edition 2009.
Bio: Mr. Cawood is President of Factor One and for over 25 years has specialized in threat assessment, violence risk assessment, behavioral analysis, security consulting, and investigations. He holds a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology and has successfully assessed and managed over 4000 violence related cases. He is the former Association President of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). He has written extensively on the topic of violence risk assessment, including a co-authored chapter: Threat Management of Stalking Cases in The Psychology of Stalking: Clinical and Forensic Perspectives, published by Academic Press in 1998. He also co-authored a book, Violence Assessment and Intervention: The Practitioner's Handbook, CRC Press 2003 & a 2nd Edition 2009.
Bio: Mr. Cawood is President of Factor One which is a California based corporation specializing in violence risk assessment and management, threat assessment, behavioral analysis, security consulting, and investigations. Mr. Cawood has worked in the area of threat and violence risk assessment and management, behavioral analysis, violence prevention, security analysis, and incident resolution for more than 25 years. He has successfully assessed and managed over 4000 violence related cases for federal and state government agencies, universities and colleges, public and private corporations, and other business entities throughout North America. Mr. Cawood has also provided consultation and training to these same types of organizations on the design and implementation of threat assessment, violence risk assessment, and incident response protocols. This included participation in the development of the P.O.S.T. (Peace Officers Standards and Training) telecourse for Workplace Violence for California and Arizona law enforcement, California P.O.S.T. development of a Fear and Anger Control telecourse, Association of Threat Assessment Professional’s Risk Assessment Guideline Elements for Violence (R.A.G.E.-V), ASIS International’s Workplace Violence Prevention and Response guideline, and participation in the development of a threat assessment protocol by the California District Attorney's Association for use in training judges, District Attorneys, and others in the California justice system. He also has served as an expert witness in dozens of cases involving questions concerning investigative and security issues, including threat assessment and violence in the workplace. Mr. Cawood is currently serving on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management (American Psychological Association) and is the former Association President of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). He has also served as Association 2nd Vice President and the President of the Northern California Chapter of ATAP; on the ASIS International Foundation Board and was Secretary of the Board; as the Chairman of the Board of the California Association of Licensed Investigators and has served as Chairman of their Legislative Committee; as a Board member for the Assocation of Workplace Investigators; and as Law Liaison to the Student Section of the American Psychology-Law Society (Division 41) of the American Psychological Association. Mr. Cawood is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and holds a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University. He has served on the faculties of Golden Gate University, in their Security Management degree program and the University of California, Santa Cruz extension, teaching Threat Management. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), Physical Security Professional (PSP), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Security Professional (CSP), Certified Professional Investigator (CPI), and a Certified International Investigator (CII). He has written articles and book chapters for various professional publications including Security Management magazine, as the original author of A Plan for Threat Management (Chapter 40) of the Protection of Assets Manual; Chapters 24- Personnel Screening and Chapter 32- Arson, Sabotage, and Bomb Threats in the Accident Prevention Manual for Business & Industry- Security Management volume; Chapter 32- Security for Safety, Health, and Asset Protection: Management Essentials, 2nd Edition; and a co-authored chapter: Threat Management of Stalking Cases in The Psychology of Stalking: Clinical and Forensic Perspectives, published by Academic Press in 1998. He has also co-authored the book, Violence Assessment and Intervention: The Practitioner's Handbook, CRC Press 2003-the 2nd Edition having been published in January 2009 and contributed to Ending Campus Violence: New Approaches to Prevention, by Brian Van Brunt, Routledge, August 2012.
Bio: Mr. Cawood is President of Factor One and for over 25 years has specialized in threat assessment, violence risk assessment, behavioral analysis, security consulting, and investigations. He holds a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology and has successfully assessed and managed over 4000 violence related cases. He is the former Association President of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). He has written extensively on the topic of violence risk assessment, including a co-authored chapter: Threat Management of Stalking Cases in The Psychology of Stalking: Clinical and Forensic Perspectives, published by Academic Press in 1998. He also co-authored a book, Violence Assessment and Intervention: The Practitioner's Handbook, CRC Press 2003 & a 2nd Edition 2009.
Bio: Mr. Cawood is President of Factor One and for over 25 years has specialized in threat assessment, violence risk assessment, behavioral analysis, security consulting, and investigations. He holds a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology and has successfully assessed and managed over 4000 violence related cases. He is the former Association President of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). He has written extensively on the topic of violence risk assessment, including a co-authored chapter: Threat Management of Stalking Cases in The Psychology of Stalking: Clinical and Forensic Perspectives, published by Academic Press in 1998. He also co-authored a book, Violence Assessment and Intervention: The Practitioner's Handbook, CRC Press 2003 & a 2nd Edition 2009.
Mr Michael Prodan
  • Mr Michael Prodan
  • West Columbia SC, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Psychopaths and Investigations
Session: Enhanced Cognitive Interviewing- Continues with Interview Strategy Development and specific ways to interview mentally disordered individuals

Bio: Michael Prodan is a Supervisory Special Agent /Criminal Investigative Profiler. He has served with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division - Behavioral Science Unit since 1998. Prior, he was with the Covina, California, Police Department and the California Department of Justice's Bureau of Investigation. From 1990 to 1998 Lt. Prodan was the Special Agent Supervisor of California DOJ’s Violent Crime Profiling Unit. He has 35 years of law enforcement experience, with over 24 years of investigating violent crime. He has qualified as an expert witness in violent crime scene analysis and criminal sexual behavior in State Courts in Alaska, California, Oregon, South Carolina and Texas, and in threat assessment in North and South Carolina and US District Court in South Carolina. Lt. Prodan is one of only 34 graduates worldwide of the FBI's Police Fellowship in Criminal Investigative Profiling and Crime Scene Analysis at the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime. He has also attended training with the United States Secret Service at their National Threat Assessment Center in Washington, DC. He is an adjunct instructor at both the South and North Carolina Criminal Justice Training Centers. Lt. Prodan has been both a course designer and instructor for the California Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Institute of Criminal Investigation. Lt. Prodan has for over 15 years instructed nation wide for a number of Sexual Assault Response Team / Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SART/SANE) training programs. He is also a member of the Law Enforcement Instructors Alliance. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from California State University Long Beach and is a graduate of the University of Southern California's Delinquency Control Institute. He is currently a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals and the International Criminal Investigative Analysts Fellowship and was their vice-president from 1999-2001.

 Hours, Fees, & Hotels

Registration Hours
April 7: 7:00–8:00 am
 

Program Hours
8:00 am–5:00 pm
 

Inclusive
Fees include daily continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and a networking reception.
 
Exclusive
Hotel costs are not included.

Fees 

 
Early-bird
2/7
After
2/7
Member
$   825
$  925
Nonmember
$1,125
$1,225


Hotel
Be sure to mention ASIS when requesting the special room rate of $185 single/double (plus tax). It will be honored until the room block is full or March 14, 2014.
 
The Westin Denver Downtown
1672 Lawrence Street
Denver CO 80202
+1.888.627.8035
+1.800.937.8461

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Discounts

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