Disaster Response and Hostage Negotiation
There appears to be an increase in hostage situations around the globe in recent years. Your readings this week take you to the world of Crisis/Hostage negotiation, addressing both a hostage taker, as well as the hostages in such a situation.
You will also learn about large scale disaster relief in cases such as natural disasters or racial and ethnic intolerance.
International Association of Hostage Negotiators (www.hostagenegotiation.com) is typical of crisis/hostage websites in that it is mainly members-only and particularly geared towards law enforcement. However, this website does have some good information and links, and also has audio of an actual hostage situation being negotiated.
Read the assigned chapters from James this week and discuss the following: