New toolkit helps guide efforts to prevent mass attacks
Researchers have identified the Mass Attacks Defense Chain, a series of defenses to reduce the probability of mass attacks
By Police1 Staff
A new toolkit, supported by a grant from the National Institute of Justice, advances efforts to prevent and reduce intentional, interpersonal and public mass attacks in the United States.
RAND Corporation researchers created the toolkit to provide practical strategies and guidance on deterring, mitigating and responding to mass attacks for a variety of audiences, including public safety experts, practitioners, policymakers, community groups and the public.
The researchers studied 600 mass attack events and plots, interviewed dozens of experts and reviewed hundreds of references. The team then identified the Mass Attacks Defense Chain, a series of defenses that work together to reduce the probability of mass attacks and their impacts.
The toolkit describes the most important tips researchers found to help reduce the likelihood and casualties of mass attacks. The toolkit also provides key guidance and resources to provide more detailed information.