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Behavioural Analysis

On March 8-11 2016 Green Light will run in London a four-day, pay-per-delegate, seminar on identifying potential terrorists, criminals, victims of human trafficking and those individuals with mental health issues amongst passengers, ground staff and aircrew.  

Green Light believes that the most important technology in our protective arsenal is the human brain. Come and participate!

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FACILITATORS

The programme is being run by:-
Philip Baum, Managing Director, Green Light Ltd.
Dr. Robert Bor, Chartered Clinical, Counselling and Health Psychologist
Dr. Sagit Yehoshua, Criminologist and Consultant, Green Light Ltd.

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

Tuesday 8th March 2016: Profiling Theory

Morning Session I (0930-1030 & 1100-1200)

Facilitator: Philip Baum

Defining Profiling, Defining Behavioural Analysis: an introduction to tactical risk assessment

We commence the seminar with an examination of the various forms of profiling and behavioural analysis systems in use by security services and consider the advantages and disadvantages of each approach. The emphasis of the session will be on highlighting how racial profiling is not only unethical but also detrimental to our security objectives and, more positively, how an examination of passengers’ appearance and behaviour can result in better facilitation and more effective security.

 

Morning Session II (1200-1300)

Facilitator: Dr Sagit Yehoshua

Social Psychology of Profiling

Criminologists have long used profiling techniques to help in the identification of perpetrators. We look at how this form of profiling evolved and how it may be used as a tool within the transportation industry.

 

Afternoon Session I (1400-1530)

Facilitator: Philip Baum

Expectations of Behaviour

The essence of profiling lies in understanding what ‘normal’ passengers do when they travel. We examine how to baseline behaviour, dress, baggage and accessories.

 

Afternoon Session II (1600-1730)

Facilitator: Philip Baum

Terrorist Modus Operandi Lecture & Exercise

Many security regulators and providers make the fundamental error of failing to try and consider aviation security from the terrorist’s perspective. This blinkered approach results in checkpoint security becoming a tick-box exercise rather than an effective tool in unmasking those passengers with ill intent. Delegates will participate in a group exercise that demonstrates the value of thinking outside the box and, more specifically, highlights how, by wearing the shoes of the terrorist, we can identify and address weaknesses not catered for by a technology-reliant security system.

 

Wednesday 9th March 2016: Profiling Tactics

Morning Session I (0900-1030)

Facilitator: Philip Baum

Biology of Fear

Understanding how the human body responds to stress is fundamental to effective passenger profiling. The day begins with a look at the autonomous nervous system and how we can decipher the visual clues it presents us with. We conclude the session with an examination of ‘positive stressors’, those being the causes of stress that, whilst uncomfortable for the passenger, mean that the passenger has a valid reason for travel and are of no concern to us from a security perspective.

 

Morning Session II (1100-1300)

Facilitator: Dr Sagit Yehoshua

Social Psychology of Terrorism

Who becomes a terrorist and why? In order to develop an effective response system, we need to ensure that we understand who it is that we are looking for in the first place. Sagit Yehoshua, who specialises in terrorist profiling (characterisation) and the psychology of terrorism, paints a picture of the different types of terrorists, what drew them to their varying causes and evaluates their motivations and the nature of the organisations that they created.

Profiling Exercise

Participants will be divided into three groups, each of which will be assigned a different terrorist to profile and, following an analysis of documents pertaining to that individual and subsequent internal group appraisal, will then feedback their findings to the wider group.

 

Afternoon Session I (1400-1630)

Facilitator: Philip Baum

Suspicious Signs

Different profiling systems call them by different phrases – suspicious signs, risk indicators, causes for concern. We show how any list of signs needs to be fluid in nature and will vary depending upon the route being screened. As a group exercise, we develop a list of suspicious signs to suit the majority of airline routes.

 

Afternoon Session II (1645-1730)

Facilitator: Dr Sagit Yehoshua

Foreign Fighters: the challenge for airlines

To what extent is it the responsibility of airlines to try to prevent individuals travelling on legitimate tickets to become fighters of foreign armies, some of which may be considered terrorist organisations? What actions can be taken to alert passengers to the risks they may be exposing themselves to?

 

Thursday 10th March 2016: Profiling & Mental Health

Morning Session (0900-0930)

Facilitator: Philip Baum

Aircrew Mental Health: an historical analysis of incidents

Whilst the industry was shaken by the tragic events on the flight deck of the Germanwings flight in March 2015, it was not the first time that a pilot of a commercial flight intentionally crashed his own aircraft. We look at some of the other incidents which should have shaped aviation policy.

 

Morning Session (0930-1300)

Facilitator: Dr Robert Bor

Mental Health: assessing airline personnel

We provide an overview of mental health issues as they present among airline personnel - especially pilots - and their impact on safety. We examine the mental health exclusions for pilots and air traffic controllers, and the role of different aviation personnel in the mental health screening of them and related occupational groups working in aviation.

 

Afternoon Session I (1400-1700)

Facilitator: Dr Robert Bor

Mental Health: assessment tools

We outline assessment tools and techniques for mental health problems which are applicable for screening and assessing air crew at different stages of their careers, highlighting the benefits and also potential limitations of these. We conclude by analysing how to develop liberal and compassionate attitudes within an airline or organisation with respect to aviation employee mental health issues, and how to reduce stigma surrounding mental health in the aviation workplace.

 

Friday 11th March 2016: Questioning & Resolution

Morning Session (0900-1300)

Facilitator: Philip Baum

Questioning Techniques

When screeners are faced with passengers who give some cause for concern, either due to their appearance and behaviour or due to dilemmas posed by their travel documents, they need to be able to engage them in a conversation that will elicit the facts. We study the phrasing of questions and how attention to detail can provide us with the maximum amount of pertinent information in the minimum amount of time.

Deception Indicators

Asking questions is only one side of the equation. This session addresses how the wording used and the associated facial expression might indicate a passenger is lying.

Baggage Profiling

Did you pack your bag? Has anybody given you anything? These are questions that are all too familiar at the airport check-in counter. We examine the intent of such baggage profiling questions and consider how the system can become an effective tool rather than another tick-box exercise.

Profiler Influences

Security screeners come from a range of backgrounds and are, quite naturally, influenced by their own upbringing, life experience and education. We look at some of the issues that might influence their decision-making processes and what steps need to be taken to ensure that they do not negatively influence the decision-making process.

 

Afternoon Session (1400-1600)

Facilitator: Philip Baum

Human Trafficking

It is the second most lucrative criminal activity in the world and yet the trade of human beings for slavery and sexual exploitation is often facilitated by the transportation industry. We examine the scale of the problem and the way in which profiling and behavioural analysis techniques can help address the problem.

Role Play Demonstration

The seminar ends with the portrayal of a range of different passenger scenarios. All delegates are encouraged to actively participate, playing the roles of passengers and, if willing, security screeners.


VENUE
The seminar will take place at The Roebuck on Richmond Hill, very close to Richmond Park and a short walk from Richmond town centre, which is located on the banks of The Thames. Richmond is a suburb of London, with a London Underground station (District Line). It is within very easy reach of London Heathrow Airport.

ACCOMMODATION DETAILS: There are numerous hotels in the Richmond area as well as central London. We have negotiated a preferential rate of £117 per night, Bed and Breakfast at the Richmond Hill Hotel. Our room allocation expires on 5th February 2016.  Please email Ms. Grazia Salvi of the Richmond Hill Hotel at: grazia.salvi@kewgreen.co.uk  (or call her at +44 (0) 208 940 2247) quoting the booking reference GREE070316 if you wish to take advantage of these rates. 

Early Booking Rate: (Payment by 24th December 2015) GBP £795 +VAT 

Standard Rate: GBP £975 +VAT 

As this is a UK event, all delegates will be charged VAT.

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CANCELLATION POLICY:

All cancellations received less then 60 days before the course will be liable for 50% of the seminar fee, 100% if the cancellation is after 8th February 2016. The course will only be confirmed as proceeding once 15 delegates have confirmed their participation. Accordingly, delegates are advised not to purchase non-refundable air tickets until confirmation has been received from Green Light that a sufficient number of delegates have registered for the seminar. The latest date by which delegates will be advised of any cancellation of the course due to insufficient registration is 29th January 2016.