Violence Assessment and Intervention: The Practitioner's Handbook

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Michael H. Corcoran, "Violence Assessment and Intervention: The Practitioner's Handbook", CRC Press | ISBN 0849315107 | 2003 Year | PDF | ~2 Mb | 280 Pages

The principle focus of this book is not sociological theory, or even clinical assessment, but practical intervention, monitoring, and control of violence. Unlike other books which focus on violence at work or in school, Violence Assessment and Intervention presents practical techniques for use in any situation, from an industrial security incident to the law enforcement officer encountering a potential suicide, to the threat of danger in a crowded airport. Using flow charts and step-by-step instructions developed while handling thousands of cases, the authors give practical advice on recognizing the signals of threat by individuals, identifying potential victims, and assessing escalation of the threat.