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Violence Risk Assessment - What Workplace Investigators Need to Know
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Saturday, November 5
9:30 - 10:30am

Workplace investigators often discover during investigations of claims of discrimination and harassment that individuals are afraid for their safety from others. This presentation will not only make practical suggestions about what to do in those cases, but provide the attendees with an understanding of what types of warning signs to watch for and what types of questions to ask, to help determine how to manage their role when these types of claims are made. Specifically the following issues will be discussed: * What should the investigator do when these issues are raised? * What types of specific questions could they ask to help determine their responsibilities in reporting these comments or collaborating with specialists? * How can an investigator begin to determine what these claims might mean to the process of the investigation and their own safety? * What kinds of training might help them become more proficient in managing these types of cases?

Speaker: James Cawood

Dr. James Cawood

Dr. James Cawood is President of Factor One and for over 30 years has specialized in threat assessment, violence risk assessment, behavioral analysis, security consulting, and investigations. He holds a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology, and a Doctorate in Psychology, has worked in law enforcement and corporate security and investigations, and has assessed and managed over 4500 violence related cases. He has also written extensively on the topic of violence risk assessment, including his multi-edition co-authored a book, Violence Assessment and Intervention: The Practitioner's Handbook, CRC Press.