When Mass Shootings End, the Painful Wait for Answers Begins
What to do when there's an Armed Attack
“When we engage in an obsessive questioning of why a shooter did it, we are granting their exact wish,” said Park Dietz, one of the country’s foremost forensic psychiatrists.
Over the past three decades, Dietz has evaluated more than a dozen mass murderers, including the Charleston shooter Dylann Roof. And for Dietz, there is no mystery surrounding their motives.
The specifics may vary from case to case, he said, but the broad strokes always boil down to two elements: “First is the blaming of others for their own suffering or the suffering of someone they care about. The second is their quest for immortality.”
Expert Spotlight: Leeanne M. Whitwell (former Special Agent, U.S. Capitol Police)
New York Times, Feb. 16, 2018 by Christine Hauser
With mass shootings in schools, theaters, churches and workplaces, experts in threat assessment have come up with advice about what to do.
Sexual Harassment, Opioids, Insider Threat, and Workplace Suicide
In October of 2016, Ms. Whitwell joined TAG as an Analyst and Instructor in the assessment and management of threatening and concerning behavior, the prevention of violence, and the response to attacks in progress. Ms. Whitwell has particular expertise in conducting assessments and investigations into unwanted communications, harassment, threats, and stalking by known and unknown individuals.
Pathways to Extremist Violence
Threats, violence, and radicalization are just the tip of the workplace misconduct iceberg. Headlines abound with other human risks in the workplace:
Dahmer on Dahmer - A Serial Killer Speaks
Keynote Speaker: Park Dietz, M.D., M.P.H, Ph.D.
Over the past 40 years, Dr. Park Dietz has had an insider’s view of some of the most dangerous men and women to affect our nation’s security, conducting comprehensive forensic psychiatric evaluations of mass murderers, bombers, serial killers, and terrorists. For 30 of those years, he’s been applying his insights to prevent violence within organizations by developing early warning systems of deviant human behavior that result in prompt expert risk assessment and risk management.
BBC World News - Dr. Park Dietz on Las Vegas Mass Shooting
Dr. Park Dietz, who examined Jeffrey Dahmer and testified at trial, is interviewed for this Oxygen Network 2-Part Special.
Mental Health Crises in the Workplace: Trends in Private Sector Efforts
On the night of Sunday, October 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, leaving 58 people dead and 546 injured. Between 10:05 and 10:15 p.m. PDT, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, fired more than 1,100 rounds from his suite on the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel. About an hour after Paddock fired his last shot into the crowd of 22,000, he was found dead in his room from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His motive is unknown.
TAG Event Security Planning
Drawing on over 30 years of experience helping U.S.-based corporations shape their approach to mental disorder in the workplace, Dr. Dietz will trace the major themes affecting the success of corporate efforts
Dr. Dietz on Jeffrey Dahmer
Shareholder meetings and company-sponsored events are a more likely target today than ever before. Whether you’ve dealt with it yet or not, you should know that TAG has been dealing former employees and others attempting crimes in these settings for 30 years.
In the Spring of 1991, police had no idea a serial killer was on the loose. This gripping hour explores how Dahmer carefully selected his victims and how he evaded police scrutiny for years. The episode includes a chilling account by one of his victims who lived to tell his harrowing story.