Research/Studies

19Aug 2016

When assessing the crime risk of a Place, it is important to distinguish violent crimes which pose a threat to the general users of a Place versus those that pose a threat to specific individuals. The Bureau of Justice Statistics (Department of Justice) defines two types of crime categories based on the relationship of the […]

11Apr 2016

Over the last two decades, there has been increased interest in the distribution of crime and other antisocial behavior at lower levels of geography. The focus on micro geography and its contribution to the understanding and prevention of crime has been called the ‘criminology of place’. It pushes scholars to examine small geographic areas within […]

28Sep 2015

The objective of the IAHSS Foundation’s “Evidence Based Healthcare Security Research” series is to identify and summarize valid studies and research on the current state of knowledge regarding specific challenges in healthcare security.  The IAHSS Foundation completed the first of four projects entitled “Body Worn Cameras and Their Use Inside Healthcare Facilities.”   Body Worn […]

10Jun 2015

Predictive policing is the use of analytical techniques to identify promising targets for police intervention with the goal of preventing crime, solving past crimes, and identifying potential offenders and victims. These techniques can help departments address crime problems more effectively and efficiently. They are being used by law enforcement agencies across the United States and […]

27Jan 2015

The Federal Protective Service continues to face challenges ensuring that contract guards have been properly trained and certified before being deployed to federal facilities around the country. In September 2013, for example, GAO reported that providing training for active shooter scenarios and screening access to federal facilities poses a challenge for FPS. According to officials […]

19Jan 2015

Since it’s inception in 1997, Threat Analysis Group, LLC has been an independent security consulting company.  This means we are not affiliated with any manufacturer or vendor of security equipment, nor do we profit in any way from a client’s selection of vendors or contractors.   There are different terms that describe independence such as vendor […]

20Sep 2014

A new National Institute of Justice website, CrimeSolutions.gov, uses rigorous research to determine what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. In addition to continuing to capture ongoing reviews of justice programs, CrimeSolutions.gov also presents reviews of justice practices. A practice is a general category of activities, strategies, or procedures that share similar […]

14Jul 2014

ASIS releases comprehensive study on the development and implementation of security metrics. Security metrics are vital, but in the field and in the literature, one finds few tested metrics and little guidance on using metrics effectively to inform and persuade senior management. To address the gap, the ASIS Foundation sponsored a major research project designed […]