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If “prevention” is your objective than putting more guns on base will not prevent, it will only react to violence. Also, Mental Health evaluations are not good predictors of violence . . .
“Threat Assessment, by its definition, is an assessment of a threat that has already taken place”, John D. Byrnes, Founder and CEO for the Center for Aggression Management. The hope of its user is to identify an initial lesser threat and thereby prevent a subsequent greater threat; but there is no assurance that this initial “lesser” threat will not be a threat to life or limb. Traditional Threat Assessment (widely used by many institutions)
Mental Health evaluations are helpful in identifying precursors to violent behavior however, not all “flagged” individuals get the proper help or discipline. Many psychologists for fear of litigation or losing trust with the individual will forgo reporting their findings. The reports of these attackers are only released after a violent incident has occurred.
Increased security is again, reacting to a situation after it has taken place. “If ‘prevention’
The Critical Aggression Prevention System (CAPS), developed by Byrnes is the answer to how we can prevent violent attacks such as these. CAPS’s Cognitive Aggression Continuum is based on intent-driven cognitive precursors and is an effective deterrent in preventing acts of violence and even terrorism. Rather than only being based on indictors of “anger”, CAPS is based on levels of “aggression”
More information on preventing aggression and the CAPS program can be found by visiting www.AggressionManagement.com.
Center For Aggression Management