In this program, students will examine risk factors and behavioral cues to aid in identifying individuals who may pose a threat to personal and organizational safety. Regardless of industry or setting, the program will not only help students recognize a potential threat, but also give them a familiarity with proven tactics on managing the threat with effective leadership skills.
Designed for professionals interested in personal and organizational safety and security, students will learn to describe evidence-based approaches to identifying and managing threats, employ proven tactics for mitigating violence in a variety of contexts, situations, and environments, and apply evidence-based crisis management interventions to prevent and reduce violence.
Course 1: Fundamentals of Threat Assessment and Management
This course provides an overview of the theories and approaches related to identifying and mitigating potential violent activity in specific contexts. It examines investigating people who may pose a threat and recognizing and managing immediate threats. Topics include behavioral threat assessment and threat management, violence risk assessment, behavioral analysis, victim factors and forensic victimology, threatening communications, and managing threats in various contexts.
Course 2: Threat Assessment and Management in Context: School and Workplace Violence
This course explores educational institution disruptions such as school violence, workplace violence, and mall violence, and examines their differences, commonalities, and uniqueness in terms of threat assessment and management, including efforts to evaluate and manage these threats. Also addressed are the factors that contribute to violence in these particular areas, from both internal and external sources, as well as legal issues related to evaluating and managing threats in these areas.
Course 3: Threat Assessment and Management in Context: Stalking, Intimate Partners, and Public Figures
This course explores stalking and its relationship to violence from a threat assessment perspective. The course examines the factors that contribute to violence in these particular areas and focuses on methods of identifying dangerous individuals, mitigating violence potential, and addressing victim factors associated with risk and safety.
These courses and certificates qualify for ASIS Continuing Education Units.
The certificate program is offered online. All classes and coursework can be completed virtually, allowing you flexibility with your schedule.
Are scholarships and financial aid available?
Yes, there are private and public scholarships to help you meet the cost of your education and Alliant offers institutional scholarships for many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunitieshere. Additional financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more in our Financial Options Guide.
Take the next step in your career
At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership and to promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve lives. We offer an education that is accredited, focused on practical knowledge and skills, connected with diverse faculty and alumni, and aimed at the student experience.
CSFS is dedicated to graduating rigorously educated and trained professionals who impact society, public opinion, and policy by applying science in preventing, investigating, and mitigating conflict and violence. CSFS is a corporate partner of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), and many of our advanced practice certificates are eligible for continuing education credit.