Stopping mass shootings: Inside the science of behavioral threat assessment
The emerging field of behavioral threat assessment is a synergy of mental health and law enforcement experts that focus on the circumstances of behaviors that lead up to planned acts of violence - and in identifying the warnings signs that could lead to an intervention before it's too late.
Trigger Points takes readers back to the 1970s and the early pioneering studies that led to serial killer profiling. Today, early profiling and intervention can help teachers, law enforcement, mental health providers and others recognize the signs that an individual may be planning a violent attack.
Mark Follman is a longtime journalist and the National Affairs Editor for Mother Jones. Since 2012, his various investigations into gun violence and its impact on American society have been honored with numerous awards. His writing and commentary have been featured in the New York Times, the Atlantic, and on National Public Radio, among other media.
His book is TRIGGER POINTS: INSIDE THE MISSION TO STOP MASS SHOOTINGS IN AMERICA.
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