Crisis Negotiations: Managing Critical Incidents and Hostage Situations in Law Enforcement and Corrections, 6th Edition (Paperback) book cover

Crisis Negotiations

Managing Critical Incidents and Hostage Situations in Law Enforcement and Corrections, 6th Edition

By Michael McMains, Wayman C. Mullins, Andrew T. Young

Routledge

494 pages

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Crisis Negotiations: Managing Critical Incidents and Hostage Situations in Law Enforcement and Corrections, 6th Edition, is an invaluable resource for mitigating, managing, or responding to high risk negotiation incidents.

This revision includes the current research on negotiating high risk incidents to the classroom and the field. It includes an applied analysis of the value of psychopathology to high risk perpetrators. It refines the "empirical eclecticism" introduced in the 4th edition to provide a conceptual basis for crisis negotiations. The authors include summary bullet points at the end of each chapter for easy reference when negotiators are in the field, and a review of the literature since the last edition appeared. Their discussion of the strategic planning process involved in high risk negotiation incidents focuses clearly on the critical questions negotiators need to ask themselves about any high risk incident and provides a practical approach to the psychology of individuals that engage in high risk incidents.

Known as "the bible" to experienced professionals in the field, Crisis Negotiations, 6th Edition, is vital for practitioners as well as for Criminology, Criminal Justice or Psychology courses in Crisis Management, Applied Psychology, and Special Operations in Law Enforcement and Corrections. Instructors will find it well supported by ancillary materials including discussion questions, slide presentations, and a test bank, as well as case studies and self-assessment quizzes for students, making it easy to develop a first-time course or to integrate it into an existing course.

Table of Contents

1. Crisis Management: History and Overview

2. Crisis Management: Crisis Response Team Elements

3. Crisis Management: Basics of Negotiation

4. Crisis Management Risk Assessment

5. Crisis Management: Communication in Crisis Negotiations

6. Crisis Management: Negotiating with Emotionally Disturbed and Mentally Ill Individuals; Recognition and Guidelines

7. Crisis Management: Negotiating with Depressed and Suicidal Persons

8. Crisis Management: Negotiating with Special Populations

9. Crisis Management: Hostage Dynamics

10. Crisis Management: Managing Stress and Trauma

11. Crisis Management: Special Topics in Negotiations

About the Authors

Michael J. McMains earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Since 1982, he has worked as the Mental Health Consultant on over 500 crisis/hostage cases while attached to the Special Operations Unit/Crisis Negotiations Teams of the San Antonio Police Department and the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office in Texas. He served as associate editor of the Journal of Police Crisis Negotiation: an international journal, written multiple articles on Crisis Negotiations, developed Hostage Negotiation curriculum for the U.S. State Department, written for international publication and taught Crisis Negotiations locally, nationally and internationally.

Wayman C.Mullins received his PhD in Psychology from the University of Arkansas. Since 1984, he has been a faculty member in the School of Criminal Justice, Texas State University, where is a Full Professor. He is also a commissioned law enforcement officer and a member of the Hays County SO/San Marcos PD Crisis Negotiation Team. Dr. Mullins has been involved in negotiations as a team member, trainer, lecturer, and writer for over 35 years.

Andrew T. Young received his EdD in Counselor Education from Texas Tech University. Since 1996, he has been a full professor of Psychology and Counseling at Lubbock Christian University. He has been a hostage (crisis) negotiator and psychological consultant with the Lubbock Police Department’s SWAT team since 2000, with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office since 2008, and with the Texas Department of Public Safety (Region 5) since 2015. He has published research and lectures nationally on negotiating and crisis intervention, and has also written "Fight or Flight: Negotiating Crisis on the Frontline".

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC004000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology