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To Preserve Life: Hostage-Crisis Management

4.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0971791107
ISBN-10: 0971791104
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This is a must manual for law enforcement, security experts, government officials and business executives. This book is by the author these popular titles: Seven Steps for Organizational & School Violence Management: Assessment to After Care and the Complete Idiot's Guide to Home Security. New cover for 2007! While they last, Thin Blue Line Gold Star Tribute to veteran and retired law enforcement officers decal included with book order.

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This book is dedicated to Ann A. Watson-Davidson, a Jail Officer who survived a brutal and nearly fatal attack by four inmates during an escape from a correctional facility. Ann's courage and determination to survive and recover has been an inspiration.
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Product Details

  • Plastic Comb: 126 pages
  • Publisher: Cimacom (February 4, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0971791104
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971791107
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,086,773 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By L. A. Kane VINE VOICE on February 22, 2005
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Hostage situations, as opposed to active shooter scenarios, typically allow time for negotiation, intervention, hostage escape, or other responses on the part of the captive(s) and law enforcement personnel. The information in this book is very comprehensive in breadth, hitting most aspects of these situations, but not particularly detailed in describing the attributes thereof. There is good coverage of the roles and responsibilities of first responders and police specialists who may become involved.

Law enforcement professionals often seek to categorize a hostage taker's motivations to help determine a course of action in dealing with them. In essence there are three types of hostage takers: psychological, criminal, and political. The general characteristics and propensity for violence of each type are well covered herein. There is also a very good set of guidelines that can stave off the "action imperative" and logically help officers decide when and how it is appropriate to act.

Topics include guidelines for first responders, intelligence gathering, hostage do's and don'ts, negotiation principles, crisis intervention, problematic phrases, useful words, the impact of time, the Stockholm bond, risk factors, legal issues, and action criteria. There is a good overview of the affect of drugs and alcohol as well. The CD is a MS PowerPoint version of the essential points that you can use to teach the materials to others.

I would have loved to have seen more depth but this is a very good resource.

Lawrence Kane
Author of Surviving Armed Assaults, The Way of Kata, and Martial Arts Instruction
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I purchased this manual after taking the F.B.I. Basic Crisis Negotiator's Course. I purchased this manual to supplement the materials covered in the class. While some of the information contained in the manual is sourced from the F.B.I., the author puts it in a very easy to read format which I found enjoyable to read. I used this manual as my review prior to taking an actual Negotiator Exam to join our CIRT Team. The format of the manual allows the reader to copy some of the quick reference charts so they can be referenced during actual negotiations. I would recommend this manual to anyone interested in the topic.
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This book provides great techniques and ideas for negotiators. I like the format whereby one can easily copy the hot pages and tip sheets. Easily used in the field! The CD is a plus. I also like the legal and liability section.
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Great book...a little dry, but if you are after the technical aspects of hostage negotiations, add this to your library
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A must see for LEOs.
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