Center Teams Up with U.S. Marshals Service on Threat Assessment and Management Research

Center Director Dr. Mario Scalora, Senior Research Manager Janell Walther, and Senior Research Specialist Quinn Lewandowski worked with the U.S. Marshal's Service on a study analyzing harassing and threatening behavior toward judicial officials. "Compared to other sectors of government, limited research has been performed analyzing harassing and threatening behavior toward the judicial branch, despite noteworthy cases of violent activity directed toward judges and other judicial personnel. Data for this study involved 351 cases drawn from the United States Marshals Service’s threat investigation files." The result of this collaboration, an article titled “A Glimpse of Threat Assessment and Management Activity Performed by the United States Marshals Service,” recently appeared in the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management. Read the full article.