James Cawood
James Cawood

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Factor One, Inc.
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James Cawood
Forensic Behavioral Analyst and Manager
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PO Box 1772
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San Leandro
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Civil Investigations, Corporate Investigations, Security, White Collar Crime, Workplace Investigations

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Education: Ph.D

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Dr. Cawood is President of Factor One which is a California based corporation specializing in threat assessment and management, violence risk assessment, behavioral analysis, security consulting, and investigations. Dr. Cawood has worked in the area of threat and violence risk assessment and management, behavioral analysis, violence prevention, security analysis, and incident resolution for more than 25 years. He has successfully assessed and managed over 4500 violence related cases for federal and state government agencies, universities and colleges, public and private corporations, and other business entities throughout North America. Dr. Cawood has also provided consultation and training to these same types of organizations on the design and implementation of threat assessment, violence risk assessment, and incident response protocols. This included participation in the development of the P.O.S.T. (Peace Officers Standards and Training) telecourse for Workplace Violence for California and Arizona law enforcement, California P.O.S.T. development of a Fear and Anger Control telecourse, Association of Threat Assessment Professionals Risk Assessment Guideline Elements for Violence (R.A.G.E.-V), ASIS Internationals Workplace Violence Prevention and Response guideline, and participation in the development of a threat assessment protocol by the California District Attorney's Association for use in training judges, District Attorneys, and others in the California justice system. He also has served as an expert witness in dozens of cases involving questions concerning investigative and security issues, including threat assessment and violence in the workplace.

Dr. Cawood is currently serving on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management (American Psychological Association) and is the former Association President of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). He has also served as Association 2nd Vice President and the President of the Northern California Chapter of ATAP; on the ASIS International Foundation Board and was Secretary of the Board; as the Chairman of the Board of the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) and has served as Chairman of their Legislative Committee; and as a Board member for the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI).

Dr. Cawood is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley, holds a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Northcentral University. He has served on the faculties of Golden Gate University, in their Security Management degree program and the University of California, Santa Cruz extension, teaching Threat Management. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), Physical Security Professional (PSP), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Security Professional (CSP), Certified Professional Investigator (CPI), Certified International Investigator (CII), and Certified Threat Manager (CTM). He has written articles and book chapters for various professional publications including Security Management magazine, as the original author of A Plan for Threat Management (Chapter 40) of the Protection of Assets Manual; Chapters 24- Personnel Screening and Chapter 32- Arson, Sabotage, and Bomb Threats in the Accident Prevention Manual for Business & Industry- Security Management volume; Chapter 32- Security for Safety, Health, and Asset Protection: Management Essentials, 2nd Edition; and a co-authored chapter: Threat Management of Stalking Cases in The Psychology of Stalking: Clinical and Forensic Perspectives, published by Academic Press in 1998. He has also co-authored the book, Violence Assessment and Intervention: The Practitioner's Handbook, CRC Press 2003-the 2nd Edition having been published in January 2009; contributed to Ending Campus Violence: New Approaches to Prevention, by Brian Van Brunt, Routledge, August 2012; an
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Past Chairman of the Board-CALIPast Legislative Chairman-CALIPast Association President-Association of Threat Assessment Professionals
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Certified Professional Investigator, Certified Security Professional