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Security Management Examines Campus Shootings

Latest issue of industry-leading publication considers ways for authorities to team up to reduce risks

Alexandria, Va. 2008-04-03
Security Management, the award-winning publication of ASIS International—the world’s largest organization for security management professionals—looks at the potential benefits of threat assessment teams on college campuses. 
The April issue cover feature, “Campus Shootings: Who’s Most Likely to?” is timely, coming a year after the Virginia Tech tragedy in which a disturbed student murdered 32 people then killed himself.
The article examines threat assessment teams, also known as threat management teams or critical analysis teams, which provide schools with a formal mechanism for analyzing sensitive information on troubled people to assess whether there is a threat and to develop a plan of response.  It also discusses ways teams are formed, how to raise awareness on campuses, and how to work a case until it is neutralized.  The author of the article, Matt Harwood, is available to discuss his findings.
Also featured this month is a look at emerging technology that may help food-safety testing meet the challenges of today’s fast-paced global supply chains.  The monthly departments look into the effectiveness of suicide-bomber detection, security at houses of worship and a case study involving an Ohio courthouse and hand-held ID scanners. 
The April 2008 issue of Security Management is available at hundreds of newsstands nationwide, including Barnes & Noble and Borders bookstores.
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Each month, Security Management features in-depth analysis and news on a range of critical issues, including computer security, global risk management, loss prevention, pre-employment screening and business continuity planning. To learn more about the magazine, go to
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