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ASIS releases the second edition of Active Shooter: A Handbook on Prevention

ASIS International has published a new security book, Active Shooter: A Handbook on Prevention, 2nd Ed, by Dr. Joshua Sinai, Ph.D. Its intended audience includes security managers, human resource managers/staff, facility managers, and public safety instructors/trainers.

The book features extensive new material useful to those tasked with countering active shooter events. Specifically, the new edition's governing matrix adds three new phases that characterize an active shooter event (‘Triggers,’ ‘Responding to an Active Shooter,’ and ‘Post-Incident Consequence Management’) to the first edition's five phases.

Other new sections include a discussion of the similarities and differences between active shooters and workplace violence; how to pre-empt potential active shooters by monitoring their postings in social media, including examples of best practices in such pre-emption; and a discussion of the ‘Hot,’ ‘Warm,’ and ‘Cold’ zones that are established by law enforcement responders during and after an active shooter event.

ASIS members can purchase the new edition of Active Shooter for $45. Pricing for non-members is $65. Visit the ASIS Store to purchase. It will also be available in a Kindle edition from

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