Accession Number:

ADA030306

Title:

Neutralization of Prison Hostage Situations - A Model.

Descriptive Note:

Masters thesis,

Corporate Author:

SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIV HUNTSVILLE TEX INST OF CONTEMPORARY CORRECTIONS AND THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

167.0

Abstract:

This study explores hostage situations in general and prison hostage situations specificaly to determine those tactics and techniques which will enhance success in dealing with such situations. The study addresses such areas as mission refinement, emergency organization, emergency operation center, planning, tactical tasks, negotiation tasks, negotiator traits, command, communications, logistics, intelligence, news media relations, philosophy on use of force and suggestions for further study. The main sections of the study are as follows 1 review of the literature, 2 review of field practices and 3 generalization. Included are the results of a thirty-one item questionnaire administered to the fifty largest police departments in the United States and to the state department of corrections of each of the fifty states. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE