“Mass Murder in the United States: Mitigating Risks through Threat Assessment and Management”
Conference Speaker: Dr. Reid Meloy
May 12 and 13, 2020
Texas A&M University, College Station Texas
Mass murderers do not “snap” but move on a pathway of violence from grievance to intent, through research and planning, and finally preparation and implementation of an attack. Various motivations can be attributed to mass murderers, including revenge, ideological fervor, or a desire for infamy. Recent attacks in the United States have highlighted the need for professionals in law enforcement, psychology, criminal justice, and medicine to better understand violent intent and identify individuals at risk of acting out with targeted attacks on others.
This conference will highlight the process of “becoming” a mass murderer through the examination of cases that illustrate who they are and why they do what they do. The program will help participants understand the development of personal grievances and the process of radicalization that evolves into the mindset and belief system which encourages violent behavior. Threat assessment and management techniques will be operationalized so that participants will understand the identification, assessment and management of individuals of concern.
Who Should Attend?
The conference will be open to criminal justice professionals including law enforcement officers; parole, probation and correctional personnel; members of the military; attorneys and members of the judiciary; mental health professionals; psychology and criminal justice professors; university college and academic professionals involved in behavioral intervention teams and human resources personnel.
About Dr. Reid Meloy
Dr. Reid Meloy is a board-certified forensic psychologist (ABPP) and consults on criminal and civil cases throughout the U.S. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, and a faculty member of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center. He has been a consultant to the FBI for the past nineteen years. Dr. Meloy is also a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and is past president of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. He is the co-editor of the International Handbook of Threat Assessment. More information here – http://drreidmeloy.com/bio/.