Dear students, postgraduates and lecturers!
We are pleased to invite you to the webinar ‘Preventing Targeted Violence: An Introduction to Threat Assessment’ by Sammie Wicks.
Incidents of targeted violence continue to plague communities across the United States. Since the 2001 September 11th attacks, the US has shifted from a repressive Counter Terrorism approach to one seeking to intervene before arrest, criminal prosecution, and detention become necessary. Many approaches to prevention have been leveraged to reduce harm to communities, with a renewed emphasis placed on behavioral threat assessment. With behavioral threat assessment being used outside of school and law enforcement settings, there is a need to improve understanding of the approach among a broader community of violence prevention practitioners. The National Policing Institute will provide an introduction to behavioral threat assessment and discuss potential opportunities and limitations to this approach.
Sammie Wicks (link to linkdin) is a Senior Program Manager at the National Policing Institute’s, Center for Mass Violence Response Studies. Prior to working with the National Policing Institute, Sammie served as a law enforcement officer for ten years.
Thursday, May 11th, 2023 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM Ukraine time
Registration for the webinar is open at the link