By the end of this course, students will be able to explain and discuss the history of hostage negotiation. They will be able to describe the psychological profiles of typical hostage takers and how to apply those profiles to various hostage negotiation scenarios. The class will also provide insights into hostage survival, explain the principles of hostage negotiation, and describe the role of local law enforcement personnel.
Describe and articulate the principles of effective communications and how communications are interactive in all modes including electronic, face-to-face, and written.
Analyze and synthesize the differences among various special populations as it pertains to negotiations techniques and how these differences could affect the outcome of the crisis.
Demonstrate understanding and application of the goals, ethical standards, and techniques of crisis negotiations.
Comprehend crisis management concepts by differentiating among the types of offenders; understand and articulate the best researched predictors of violence among offenders.
Delineate and describe the difference between a hostage and a potential victim, the recovery process for a hostage, and what negotiators can do to decrease potential after effects.
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