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Tag: behavioral analysis

FBI Intervenes in Cases Before Mass Shootings by Getting Mental Health Professionals Involved

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI is known more for combating crime than preventing it.

But behind-the-scenes, the FBI has been busy trying to prevent mass shootings and violent attacks by getting mental health professionals involved, the Associated Press reports.

Behind the effort is the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, which has worked for years with state and local law enforcement to identify potential threats. A division of that unit, the Behavioral Threat Assessment Center, has handled 148 of these cases since January of this year, the AP wrote.

“The people around that subject often become fearful that that outcome is catastrophic act of violence, such as an active shooting or some type of mass attack,” said Andre Simmons, unit chief of the center.

 

New FBI Show on CBS Needs Fresher Feel, NY Critic Says

CBS's new drama about an elite team of agents in the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit

By David Hinckley
New York Daily News

This spinoff from “Criminal Minds” illustrates the danger of a television network getting too good at something.

CBS has done so well with “police procedurals” – shows that set up a crime and walk the viewer through to its solution – that the network seems to think we viewers will just keep watching more of them forever.

At a certain point, though, we need something fresher than “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior” is providing.

The show scores up front with two A-list actors: Forest Whitaker as lead FBI agent Sam Cooper, and Janeane Garofalo as Beth Griffith, a fellow agent who among other things keeps Sam from becoming a loose cannon.

To read more click here. (The Show Airs Wednesday at 9 p.m. on CBS)