Security Journal

, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp 940–950 | Cite as

The threat management assessment and response model: A conceptual plan for threat management and training

  • Corinne Peek-AsaEmail author
  • Carri Casteel
  • Eugene Rugala
  • Christina Holbrook
  • David Bixler
  • Marizen Ramirez
Original Article


Many organizations are implementing threat management approaches to identify and respond to potentially threatening behaviors, threats and acts of violence. Threat management teams bring together different types of expertise throughout a company to assess, investigate, respond to, monitor and mitigate situations. This article presents a conceptual model for threat management and tests the model using tabletop scenarios with a large multinational company’s threat management team training program. The tabletop training using the model assisted teams in assessing the incident to determine the risk level, identifying investigative steps, and using expertise and resources of the different team members. Pre-post tests indicated that the training significantly increased team member’s confidence in the threat management process.


workplace violence prevention conceptual approach 



This work was funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (R21 OH009492).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Corinne Peek-Asa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Carri Casteel
    • 1
  • Eugene Rugala
    • 2
  • Christina Holbrook
    • 3
  • David Bixler
    • 4
  • Marizen Ramirez
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Public Health, Injury Prevention Research Center, University of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Eugene A. Rugala & Associates, LLCBeaufortUSA
  3. 3.The Boeing CompanySeattleUSA
  4. 4.The Boeing CompanyHuntington BeachUSA

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