2023-2024 Catalog 
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2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FOR61190 - Conflict and Crisis Negotiation: De-escalation & Violence Prevention

(3 units)
This course teaches the theories and tactics associated with assessing, understanding and mitigating violence potential in contexts such as hostage or barricade situations, standoffs, and other conflicts. The course focuses reducing the potential for violence; engaging in quick, strategic assessment and problem-solving, and responding to and managing threats to personal or public safety at the interpersonal and intergroup levels. The course explores how psychological processes-cognitive and emotional, individual and collective-combine with external factors to influence violent outcomes and how these psychological insights can help prevent and resolve violent conflicts. The course incorporates research and best practice findings into case examination and interactive, experiential learning.