Pondering the Fate of Two Innocents and One Villain!

I sit here tonight pondering the sad fate of two innocents and one villain who died yesterday at the Clackamas Town Center mall in Portland.  It is troubling to me that virtually every media account makes reference to how this young man must … [Read more...]

Companies focus on preventing workplace violence in wake of shootings in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Manhattan

In today’s Boston Business Journal, an article was written suggesting, “Companies focus on preventing workplace violence in wake of shootings in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Manhattan,” but how can this be achieved?  Is this more hopeful but … [Read more...]

Can you foresee and prevent threats? by Denida Zinxhiria

As security professionals we all know that the number one responsibility in providing security details is the ability to prevent a threat before it endangers you and your client. No matter how adept you are in close combat skills or the use of … [Read more...]

You Have Heard the Phrase “Violence Prevention,” Is It Really Possible?

Whether it is social violence, school violence, workplace violence or violence due to terrorism, is it possible to actually prevent it?  The word “prevention” is often used in titles but under further investigation we too often learn that it is … [Read more...]

Campus Safety Magazine article states,

It’s Unclear if CU Considered Holmes ‘High Risk.’ It is unclear whether Dr. Lynne Fenton believed Holmes was a Level 4 threat — which the University of Colorado’s Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment (BETA) team defines as “high risk,” … [Read more...]

James Eagan Holmes: The Judge’s Gag Order Is Leaching Information, As Tidbits Come from Random Sources

An intriguing case to be certain, what did the University of Colorado’s campus-wide threat-assessment team know about James Eagan Holmes and how did they respond to this alleged knowledge.   Due to the Judge’s gag order very little is … [Read more...]

Do the Root Causes of Violence Present a Reliable Predictor of Lethality?

The root causes of violence are often seen as (but not limited to): • Mental illness• Criminal intent• Religious fervor• Political extremism • Stress in the workplace• Domestic challenges• Stress from traumatic experiences The … [Read more...]

Dr. Lynne Fenton notified members of the campus’ Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment team, but no further action was taken

“The University of Colorado Denver psychiatrist seeing accused murderer James Eagan Holmes was so alarmed by his behavior that she notified the campus-wide threat-assessment team that she helped create years before, a source told The Denver Post.” … [Read more...]

The Connection Between the Root Causes of Violence and their Malicious Outcomes

One of the most challenging aspects of “Workplace Aggression and Violence” is that we know the outcomes and we know the usual root causes but how do we determine the link between these causes and their ultimate expressions of violence?  Typical … [Read more...]

James Holmes Sent a Notebook to a Psychiatrist at University of Colorado Describing His Evil Intentions

According to one news report, James Holmes (Movie Massacre in Aurora, Colorado) sent a notebook to a psychiatrist at University of Colorado describing his evil intentions that sat unopened in the mail room from as early as July 12.   I … [Read more...]