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Riassunto: Active shooter incidents have become pervasive and frequent in our society. When they occur, they often result in large numbers of fatalities and injuries to innocent civilians. The information in this handbook is intended to provide all those involved in public safety, whether law enforcement or private sector security personnel, a comprehensive understanding of this threat and how to respond, manage and, if possible, prevent it. Beginning with a definition of active shooter incidents, the handbook then provides a chronological listing of major incidents. A six-phase framework is provided as a tool kit to explain all the phases involved in such incidents, beginning with an explanation of the mindsets of the individuals who conduct such attacks. This is intended to provide public safety personnel a diagnostic tool to identify persons in their jurisdiction who might demonstrate such warning signs before their turn to violence. The handbook then outlines the steps active shooters take to prepare for and plan their attacks, including weapons selection and targeting, and how such attacks are executed. The handbook s final phase outlines the response measures required to protect and evacuate those impacted by active shooter events, including how to cooperate with law enforcement and emergency medical personnel. Post-incident consequence management is also discussed. An appendix provides a self-assessment checklist tool to enable public safety personnel to ensure they are prepared to respond to such potential incidents in terms of protective procedures, systems, and training

L'autore: Dr. Joshua Sinai is a Washington-based educator and consultant on terrorism, counterterrorism, and homeland security studies. He has worked as a senior manager for national security programs at In nity Technology, LLC, in McLean, VA, and as an Associate Professor for Research at Virginia Tech s Research Center - Arlington, which he joined in April 2010. Some of the highlights of his professional career include working at the Department of Homeland Security s (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate in 2004-05, where he managed a project on the social and behavioral components of terrorism, including assessing the impact of terrorist attacks on society. While at DHS, Dr. Sinai served on a White House Office of Science & Technology Policy s (OSTP) interagency working group, which produced a report on the contribution of the social, behavioral, and economic sciences to counterterrorism. He also served on the DHS team that developed the solicitation, and evaluated the proposals, to create a new university center on these issues. From 2006 to April 2010, Dr. Sinai worked as a program manager on counterterrorism studies at The Analysis Corporation (TAC) (later known as Sotera Defense Solutions), which was led at the time by John Brennan, President Obama s counterterrorism adviser. From 2008 to 2010, Dr. Sinai was a member of a TAC team at a U.S. government counterterrorism operations center. Dr. Sinai has published more than 80 articles and book reviews on terrorism, counterterrorism and insider threats-related topics in academic publications, magazines, and newspapers. Dr. Sinai holds a Ph.D. in Political Science, with a specialization in Comparative Politics and the Middle East, from Columbia University.

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