San Jose, California (PRWEB) February 15, 2009
CRC Press recently published a second edition of Violence Assessment and Intervention: The Practitioner's Handbook, a leading book on workplace violence. This book, which is rooted in the background and skill set each author developed over the course of his career, provides a practical guide for evaluating potential threat situations in order to take preventative action before a tragedy occurs. This book first describes a violence risk assessment model and then continues by proceeding though each of the steps that quantify a particular risk situation to determine an appropriate response. The book also includes a description of key tools for violence assessment, including information gathering and victimology.
According to Dr. Alan Felthouse, professor of clinical psychology, "Not steeped in data and actuarial research on risk assessment, this is a practical handbook that shares the observations, insights, reasoning, and techniques gained from the authors' years of experiences in preventing and reducing violence at work and in other settings."
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Dr. Michael Corcoran is former agent of the United States Secret Service (Protective Intelligence Division). He is also the founder of The Workthreat Group, LLC of Newport Beach, California. Dr. Corcoran is one of the country's foremost authorities in threat assessment and work place violence and consults regularly with numerous World Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Corcoran has authored and published books and articles on the subjects of high risk security and threat assessment. Currently, Dr. Corcoran serves as the president of Henley-Putnam University.
James Cawood, C.P.P., has worked over 20 years in the field of violence assessment, incident resolution, and violence prevention. He is the president of Factor One, a company that focuses on violence assessment and prevention, investigations, and security consulting. He has successfully resolved over 1,800 cases related to work place violence for public and private corporations, as well as federal and state government agencies.
ABOUT HENLEY-PUTNAM UNIVERSITY
A leading educational institution in the field of Strategic Security, Henley-Putnam University offers accredited online Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Intelligence Management, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, and Management of Personal Protection, and a Doctoral Degree Program in Strategic Security. Henley-Putnam prepares professionals in law enforcement, the military, intelligence, and private industry with skills and insights to advance their careers and protect the future. Committed to building a student/alumni network that serves its community, Henley-Putnam is an accredited member of DETC (http://www.detc.org) and offers 125+ courses taught by faculty from the CIA, FBI and other organizations. For more information on Henley-Putnam University, call 888-852-8746 or visit us online at http://www.henley-putnam.edu.