chapter  1
Threat Management: Organizational Challenge
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Threat assessment in organizational settings represents a unique set of challenges that require the merging of elements from behavioral sciences, labor law, law enforcement, and human resources. The purpose of developing such a model in an organizational setting is to guide the actions of management in responding to these situations in the workplace. Threat assessment in organizations is more than focusing on overt acts of violence. In organizational environments, the ability to maintain focus on a single issue over a prolonged time period of even a few days is difficult. The organization, in developing a risk management approach to threats, needs to consider the necessity of responding in a manner that allows employees and organizations to continue with their lives and daily routines. Each time an organization is faced with a potential threat or action, the leaders need to address the same issues on a smaller scale.