Violence threats dating
It is crucial to contact university police (if the university has sworn law enforcement) or external law enforcement in all situations that appear to involve an imminent risk of harm.
This two-tiered “safety first/discipline second” approach is based on the following premises.
Beyond that, they also may have engaged in conduct directed at a specific individual that would cause a reasonable person to experience fear for the safety of themselves or others in the future.
One of us wrote a book chapter on this topic, and we have created and presented many educational programs on it with the support of United Educators and the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.
Threat assessment and management is a methodology refined initially by United States governmental entities such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U. The need for and functions of TAM teams are summarized in a Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Institutions of Higher Education and “Campus Threat Assessment and Management Teams: What Risk Managers Need to Know Now.” Yet despite the widespread recognition that threat assessment management is a time-tested and effective process for dealing with various forms of potential interpersonal violence on campuses and in other settings, higher education institutions often use their threat assessment capacity only in cases that involve potential mass violence scenarios.
And administrators, faculty and staff often do not involve the institution’s threat assessment team when concerns are reported.