May 7, 2020

S5. Ep. 3: Threat Assessment and Behavioural Observation with Dr Nate Meehan

S5. Ep. 3: Threat Assessment and Behavioural Observation with Dr Nate Meehan

Do you know how to spot a potential threat or person of interest in a crowd? Do you know how to explain to a fellow civilian or potentially an emergency dispatcher why something "just doesn't look right"? That's exactly what we're talking about in this e...


Do you know how to spot a potential threat or person of interest in a crowd? Do you know how to explain to a fellow civilian or potentially an emergency dispatcher why something "just doesn't look right"? That's exactly what we're talking about in this episode of the Managing Violence Podcast with Dr Nate Meehan.

Dr. Meehan led the JDLR Project research team while he was a Social Scientist at the United States Naval Research Laboratory’s (NRL) Adversarial Modeling Exploitation Office. At the NRL, he also successfully managed a variety of short- and long-term projects for the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Homeland Security on topics ranging from crime analysis to the development of web-based research platforms for visual search. He earned his Ph.D. at the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York Albany. Dr. Meehan is also a Certified Law Enforcement Analyst and worked as the Lead Crime and Intelligence Analyst. As an analyst, he also assisted on an FBI Operation Safe Streets (OSS) Taskforce targeting violent gang members. Dr. Meehan has also instructed a variety of online and traditional undergraduate college course for SUNY Albany, Excelsior College, and the University of Maryland Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.

As Director of Research and Development for Second Sight Training Systems, Dr. Meehan is responsible for developing and implementing course content, evaluation of existing course techniques and processes, the development of new training materials, and the transition of that research into practice.

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