An epidemiological assessment of problematic contacts to members of Congress.

@article{Scalora2002AnEA,
  title={An epidemiological assessment of problematic contacts to members of Congress.},
  author={Mario J. Scalora and Jerome V Baumgartner and William B. Zimmerman and David J. E. Callaway and Mary A Hatch Maillette and Christmas N. Covell and Russell E Palarea and Jason A Krebs and David O Washington},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={1360-4}
}
In order to assess the nature of threat assessment activity pertaining to members of Congress, 4387 cases involving threatening and other problematic contact were analyzed. The cases were studied regarding subject characteristics, articulated motives, as well as several aspects of contact behavior in relation to approach behavior. Approachers were significantly less likely to have articulated threat language prior to or during their contacts and were also less likely to have stated a policy… CONTINUE READING