Stalkers and the Workplace

Overview: In their 2002 study Risk Assessment of Stalkers: Some Problems and Possible Solutions, authors P. Randall Kropp, Stephen D. Hart, David R. Lyon described Stalking as a “cluster of behaviors, including unwanted communication, approach, or other contact, usually intended to threaten, harass, coerce, or intimidate the target into meeting the demands of the perpetrator”. Prior to

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Threat Management Team: No Time for Silos

Confident or Cocky? Several years ago I met with an organization to discuss their workplace violence prevention program and threat management team. I asked a key stakeholder to identify who in the organization was responsible to assess and manage threats of violence. His response: “I assess all threats and decide what action we will take”

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Are Protection Orders a Good Strategy?

Protection Orders It is too soon to say whether the protection order issued to the suspect in the shooting in Hesston, Kansas last week served as a trigger to this deadly event. And we do not know how much, if any, the suspect’s employer knew of the allegations of domestic abuse or whether the employer

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The Costs of Operational Risk

Operational Risk The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) refers to operational risk as the “risk of loss resulting from inadequate or failed processes, people and systems, or from external events”. The definition excludes strategic, financial, and market risks. Operational risk is not always clearly understood, and there are often questions about what these inadequate

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