One cannot provide protection or prevent attacks unless one knows who the opponents are, the likelihood of them engaging in violence, and the nature of a potential attack. Being able to identify the existence and assess the magnitude of a threat is an essential skill in the fields of protection management, intelligence and counterterrorism. Students will learn how to select and apply the correct methods of threat assessment in a variety of contexts, such as the workplace, public safety, and infrastructure protection. They will also learn to employ procedures for examining vulnerabilities to attack, as well as evaluating the capabilities and motivation of potential attackers.
Research and categorize the dynamics between an aggressor and a victim’s personalities
Distinguish between a person who may be dangerous versus an individual who is not, despite the individual’s persistent demonstration of inappropriate behaviors
Examine the role of security as it pertains to protecting individuals; build and defend a security plan taking into account different threat scenarios
Summarize the concepts of “false positives” and the potential ramifications involved
Write and revise written products related to the field of study.
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