This page is designed to assist the members of ATAP by providing access to valuable information and resources. Our goal is to make this the most complete and up-to-date list containing "tools of the trade," so please let us know if you have something you would like to contribute or suggest that would be of use to our membership.
Making Prevention a Reality
Traditional law enforcement techniques historically have focused on the apprehension and prosecution of violent offenders after violent crimes are committed. When police are given information that someone may potentially commit a crime or become violent in the future, their responsibilities, authorities, and available investigative tools are suddenly less clear. This guide is about threat assessment and management, or stated another way, how law enforcement officers and others may identify, assess, and manage the risk of future, planned violence.
Final Workplace Violence Prevention Survey
ATAP has formed a working group focusing on Corporate Workplace Violence Prevention Programs. In June 2014, an online survey was emailed to key stakeholders in corporations who have the overall responsibility for their workplace violence prevention program. This document presents the results from the survey and a discussion of the working group’s future objectives and next steps.
Risk Assessment Guideline Elements for Violence (RAGE-V) Version 1.0 (PDF)
ATAP has just approved the release of Version 1.0 of the RAGE-V (Risk Assessment Guideline Elements for Violence). This release comes after a four year development process and is a significant step forward for the field.
U.S. Secret Service - National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) (HTML)
This is an extremely resourceful site for anyone involved in the threat assessment industry. NTAC will offer timely, realistic, useful, and effective advice to law enforcement and other professionals and organizations with responsibilities to investigate and/or prevent targeted violence. There is a wealth of information both in downloadable PDF's and HTML content.
Internet Service Provider Contact List
This is a comprehensive list of Internet Service Providers (ISP) that is invaluable to anyone dealing with an Internet related case. This list is updated regularly and contains a variety of ISPs and related information, specifically contacts at the legal departments for the service of subpoenas, court orders, and search warrants.
Protective Intelligence & Threat Assessment Investigations (.pdf, 222 KB)
A Guide for State and Local Law Enforcement Officials - Research Report, July 1998
Threat Assessment: An Approach to Prevent Targeted Violence (.pdf, 242 KB)
National Institute of Justice - Research in Action, July 1995 Robert A. Fein, Ph.D. & Bryan Vossekuil
Preventing School Violence - National Institute of Justice (.pdf, 248 KB)
Plenary Papers of the 1999 Conference on Criminal Justice
The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment Perspective (.pdf, 186 KB)
Federal Bureau of Investigations, September 2000
Violence in the Workplace: 1993-1999(.pdf, 154 KB)
Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report, December 2001
Hacking and Network Defense (.pdf, 151 KB)
Technical Brief - Verisign, August 2002
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (HTML)
An alphabetized list of publications maintained by the Department of Justice containing just about everything imaginable relating to criminal justice issues. This is a great resource.
ATAP Board of Director Meeting Minutes (PDFs)