Additional Training in Threat Assessment

Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals

Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (US-based)

Assessment Guidelines

RAGE-V, the Risk Assessment Guideline Elements for Violence
Released in 2006 by the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals


Here are just a few of the books available related to threat assessment.

Babiak, P., & Hare, R.T. (2006). Snakes in suits: When psychopaths go to work. New York: Harper Collins.

Calhoun, F.S., & Weston, S.W. (2003). Contemporary threat management: A practical guide for identifying, assessing and managing individuals of violent intent. San Diego, CA: Specialized Training Services.

Calhoun, F.S, & Weston, S.W. (2008). Threat assessment and management strategies: Identifying the howlers and hunters. New York: CRC Press.

De Becker, G. (1997). The gift of fear: And other survival signals that protect us from violence. New York: Random House.

Deisinger, G., Randazzo, M., O’Neill, D., & Savage, J. (2008). The handbook for campus threat assessment and management teams. Stoneham, MA: Applied Risk Management.

Hare, R.T. (1993). Without conscience: The disturbing world of the psychopaths among us. New York: Guilford Press.

Meloy, J.R. (2000). Violence risk and threat assessment: A practical guide for mental health and criminal justice professionals. San Diego, CA: Specialized Training Services.

Meloy, J.R. (2006). The scientific pursuit of stalking. San Diego, CA: Specialized Training Services.

Turner, J.T., & Gelles, M.G. (2003). Threat assessment: A risk management approach. New York: Haworth Press.



Also review the articles already referenced in the training manual.

Borum, R., Fein, R., Vossekuil, B., & Berglund, J. (1999). Threat assessment: Defining an approach for evaluating risk of targeted violence. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 17:323-37.

Drysdale, D., Modzeleski, W., & Simons, A. (2010). Campus Attacks Targeted Violence Affecting Institutions of Higher Learning. U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Dept. of Education, Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Fein, R. A., Vossekuil, B., & Holden, G. A. (1995). Threat assessment: An approach to prevent targeted violence. National Institute of Justice: Research in Action, Sept.:1-7.

Fein, R. A., & Vossekuil, B. (1997). Preventing assassination: Secret Service exceptional case study project, unpublished report. Washington, DC: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, and U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Secret Service.

Fein, R.A., & Vossekuil, B. (1999). Assassination in the United States: An operational study of recent assassins, attackers, and near-lethal approachers. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 44, 321-333.

Leavitt, M.O., Spellings, M., & Gonzales, A. (2007). Report to the president on issues raised by the Virginia Tech tragedy. Washington, DC: Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Education, Department of Justice.

Reddy, M., Borum, R., Berglund, J., Vossekuil, B., Fein, R., & Modzeleski, W. (2001). Evaluating risk for targeted violence in schools: Comparing risk assessment, threat assessment, and other approaches. Psychology in the Schools, 38:157-172

Vossekuil, B., Fein, R.A., Reddy, M., Borum, R., & Modzeleski, W. (2002). The final report and findings of the safe school initiative: Implications for the prevention of school attacks in the United States. U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Dept. of Education.

Rugala, E.A., & Isaacs, A.R. (2004). Workplace violence: Issues in response. Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, Critical Incident Response Group, FBI Academy, Quantico, VA