PRO 398 Fundamentals of Threat Assessment

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.

The course learning outcomes that you will demonstrate upon completion of this course are as follows:

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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