Threat Assessment: A Behavior-Based Approach to Preventing Targeted Violence
Ensuring the safety of our communities is a responsibility that belongs to everyone. To inform these efforts, the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) will present on the findings and recommendations from its latest research on Mass Attacks in Public Spaces, which analyzed incidents of mass attacks in which three or more persons were harmed or killed. The findings of this research study indicate that targeted violence is preventable. This presentation will highlight past incidents, discuss the behaviors of those who commit acts of targeted violence, and focus on how communities can use a multidisciplinary approach to identify, assess, and intervene with individuals exhibiting concerning or threatening behaviors.