chapter  6
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Threat Management: Interviewing Strategies

Threat management continues to be an evolving specialty. Violence in the workplace, the home, and the community has become an increasing concern for the public and for lawmakers. In the past, laws and policies regarding terroristic threats and stalking were considered weak and required a very high threshold before employers or law enforcement responded. The impact of a threatening or harassing communication or action upon a recipient is included in the laws associated with terrorist threats, stalking, and domestic violence. Police officers are trained to evaluate threats and develop strategies to intervene earlier in cases where the risk is considered to be significant. Threat assessment and management has become more visible in corporate America. A violent act is the culmination of multiple factors that reflect problems, conflicts, disputes, and failures. In a review associated with threats or violence, documentation may be the only viable record to justify the organization's decision.