Specialized tools and information to support the mission

Argonne National Laboratory, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police have worked closely with law enforcement leaders, mental health professionals, educators, faith leaders, and others to better understand the psychological dynamics of mass casualty attackers and to document an operational framework that can be used to prevent future attacks. The materials available here provide information and insights that provide a comprehensive background in the policy and programmatic issues that can impact the successful implementation of the violence prevention framework.


Implementation Checklist, “Establishing a Multidisciplinary Capability to Prevent Mass Casualty Attacks and Acts of Targeted Violence,” available for download


Keeney, M., and Alathari, L., 2016, “Preventing Violent Attacks on Government Facilities and Personnel,” Sheriff & Deputy, (July/August 2016)


Police Executive Forum, 2016, Building Successful Partnerships between Law Enforcement and Public Health Agencies to Address Opioid Use, COPS Office Emerging Issues Forums, Washington, DC: Officer of Community Oriented Policing Services, pages 74-78, Project VISION, Rutland, Vermont,


Tucker, S., 2015, “Project Vision: Building Great Neighborhoods through Collaboration,” American Society of Criminology, Vol. 40, No. 1, page 42, (January/February 2015)


Tucker, S., 2016, “Project Vision,” Rural Health Information Hub, (July 2016)


Tucker, S., 2016, “Reducing Opioid Addiction though a Broad Community Coalition,” OJP Diagnostic Center, (May 2016)


U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Behavioral Analysis Unit – National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, 2016, Making Prevention a Reality: Identifying, Assessing, and Managing the Threat of Targeted Attacks, (November 2016)


U.S. DHS, USSS, National Threat Assessment Center, Attacks on Federal Government 2001-2013, Threat Assessment Considerations, (December 2015)


U.S. DHS, USSS, National Threat Assessment Center, Exploring the Effect of Stressors in Threat Assessment Investigations, A Case Study on Bart Allen Ross, (December 2015)


U.S. DHS, USSS, National Threat Assessment Center, Investigating Ideologically Inspired Violent Extremists: Local Partners are an Asset, A Case Study on Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, (December 2015)


U.S. DHS, USSS, National Threat Assessment Center, Using a Systems Approach for Threat Assessment Investigations, A Case Study on Jared Lee Loughner,  (December 2015)


Ward, M., 2016, “The Impact of ‘Duty to Warn’ on Countering Violent Extremism Diversion and Intervention Programs,” Homeland Security Affairs, (December 2016)


Weine, S., Cohen, J., and Brannegan, D., 2015, Moving Beyond Motive-based Categories of Targeted Violence, ANL/GSS-15/6, (October 2015)


World Organization for Resource Development and Education (WORDE), 2016, The Building Resilience Against Violent Extremist (BRAVE) Model, Strategic Plan 2016-2019,