The Fixated Threat Assessment Centre: preventing harm and facilitating care

  title={The Fixated Threat Assessment Centre: preventing harm and facilitating care},
  author={D. James and Thomas R. Kerrigan and Robin Forfar and F. Farnham and L. Preston},
  journal={The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology},
  pages={521 - 536}
  • D. James, Thomas R. Kerrigan, +2 authors L. Preston
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology
  • The main risk of death or serious harm to public figures in western countries comes not from terrorists or criminals, but from the activities of lone individuals with intense pathological fixations, the majority of whom are mentally disordered. We report preliminary efficacy data from the Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (FTAC), the first joint police/National Health Service unit in the United Kingdom, which was set up to assess and manage such risks. One hundred consecutive cases assessed as… CONTINUE READING
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