Tactics and Negotiating Techniques (TNT): The Way of the Past and the Way of the Future
The divergence of tactical and negotiating teams from a common attitude toward, and a common body of knowledge for effectively dealing with, hostage, barricade, and suicide incidents raises the spectre of serious problems in such circumstances. This chapter discusses the problem of team divergence, includes some of the common body of knowledge needed, and suggests some of the possible solutions to this dilemma. The focus of this chapter is not new. It comes to us from the past and perhaps it represents a better way for the future.