Criminology, Law and Society
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

CRIM 490: Special Topics

CRIM 490-005: Threat Assessment: Managing the Path to Violence
(Spring 2017)

10:30 AM to 01:10 PM F

East Building 122

Section Information for Spring 2017

This course provides students preparation for active participation in threat assessment and management processes in government, education, and industry settings. Actual cases are studied to identify missed opportunities for intervention, prevention and management. Media, Internet, research, and other published writings inform actual fact pattern analysis. Scheduled active expert threat assessors include current and former agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and the United States Secret Service, along with a Virginia Tech family member and a survivor from the campus shooting who share their experiences and expertise in the current state of the threat assessment process.

This topic is approved to apply toward to the following concentration(s):

  • Homeland Security and Justice (HSJ)

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-3

Recent developments in the field. Notes: Topics vary. May be used to fulfill requirements for different concentrations in the BS in criminology, law, and society depending on the topic. May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 15 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture

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