BEHAVIOURAL ANALYSIS 2020  

ROYAL AIR FORCE MUSEUM, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

Below you will find our provisional programme for Behavioural Analysis 2020. Speakers have been identified to deliver most papers and we anticipate updating this draft programme before the end of 2019. The provisional programme is provided as a guide to the expected conference content.

Day One: Wednesday 10th June 2020

Morning Session

Keynote: Behavioural Analysis: a military perspective 

Session Theme: Behavioural Analysis in the Spotlight 

Academic Paper 1:  Non-Verbal Behaviour: a scientific panorama

Academic Paper 2: Does Pinocchio’s Nose Actually Exist?:

distilling myth from fact in the area of deception detection

Session Theme: Industry Experience

Behavioural Analysis at the Coalface 

Operational Angle 1: Government Facility

Operational Angle 2: Casino

Operational Angle 3: Festival & Events Industry 

Session Theme: Unpredictability & Differentiation

Operational Angle 4:  Towards Unpredictability in Airport Screening: should we all be treated the same?

Academic Paper 3: The Halo Effect: good looking people and women are innocent! 

Session Theme: Questioning Behavioural Analysis

Question Time

Session Theme: Suicidal Terrorism

Academic Paper 4: Inside the Mind of a Suicide Bomber 

Security Perspective 1: Suicide Bomber Intervention: when time is not on your side

Case Study

Day Two: Thursday 11th June 2020

Morning Session

Session Theme: Technology to the Rescue

Operational Angle 5: Automating Behavioural Analysis: using technology to decrease risk in crowded places 

Product Showcase:  It’s the Way That S/He Walks, Talks and Moves 

Academic Paper 5: Assessing Behaviour in Written Communication

Session Theme: Insider Threat Detection 

Security Perspective 2: Holistic Insider Threat Management 

Academic Paper 6: Linguistic Indicators of Insider Deception  

Operational Angle 6

Afternoon Session:

Keynote 2: Greenland’s Security Dilemmas 

Session Theme: Mental Health in the Crosshairs 

Academic Paper 7: Jumpers: identifying those with suicidal intent

Security Perspective 3: Stalkers: behavioural indicators of the fixated

Operational Angle 7: Upskirting: non-consensual lingerie models 

Session Theme: Training & Operational Mindset 

Operational Angle 8: Policing & Security Operative Psychology: training to detect

Security Perspective 4: Human profiling: an intelligence-based profiling technique

Security Perspective 5: Teaching Security Interviewing  

Session Theme: Concluding Thoughts

Conference Takeaways: what is going to change on Monday morning?

PREVIOUS CONFERENCES 

BEHAVIOURAL ANALYSIS 2019
MALL OF AMERICA, MINNEAPOLIS, USA 

DAY ONE: TUESDAY 21st MAY 2019

KEYNOTE: BEHAVIOURAL ANALYSIS FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Lessons Learned from Recent Terrorist Attacks

SESSION 1: BEHAVIOURAL ANALYSIS IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Understanding the Strengths and Weaknesses of Behaviour Detection: past failures and future potential, Dr Sarah Knight, Principal Psychologist, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, UK
Perceptions Uncovered: the science of non-verbal communication, more than 60 years of research for security practitioners, Vincent Denault, Co-director, Centre for Studies in Nonverbal Communication Sciences and Lecturer, Department of Communication, Université de Montréal, Canada
Myth-busting: dispelling fake news, Louise Jupe, Portsmouth University, UK

SESSION 2: INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
Sports Stadium Security, Billy Langenstein, Director Security Services and Investigation, National Football League (NFL), USA
Securing Places of Worship, Michael Masters, National Director & CEO, Secure Community Network, USA
Hotel Security, Mark Walker, Senior Manager, Global Security Training, Marriott International Inc., USA

SESSION 3: XENOPHOBIA
Xenophobia & Extremist Ideology: an analysis of recent attacks and the behaviours of the perpetrators, Joanna Mendelson, Senior Investigative Researcher & Director of Special Projects, Center on Extremism, Anti-Defamation League, USA
Pittsburgh: a reflection on the ‘Tree of Life’ attack of October 2018, Michael Masters, National Director & CEO, Secure Community Network, USA

SESSION 4: QUESTIONING BEHAVIOURAL ANALYSIS
The Mall of America: our hosts perspective, Ashly Helser, Security Special Operations Captain, Mall of America, USA

SESSION 5: SUICIDAL TERRORISM
Suicide Bomber Intervention: when time is not on your side, Michael Rozin, President, Rozin Security Consulting LLC, USA

Case Study: Stade de France, 13 November 2015

Day 2: WEDNESDAY 22nd MAY 2019

SESSION 6: AVIATION SECURITY
Operational Angle 5: Behavioural Analysis within the US Transportation System, Michael Silata, Specialized Screening Program Branch Chief, Transportation Security Administration, USA
Gatwick Airport: challenges in, and the successes of, implementing behavioural analysis in the UK, Andy Palmer, Border Security Manager, Gatwick Airport, UK
Israeli Profiling: new challenges in aviation security require an old approach, Roni Tidhar, Head of International Consulting Services, Israel Airports Authority, Israel
Transportation Screening Personnel: coping with increased cognitive load, Amir Neeman, Founder & Principal, Amir Neeman Consulting, USA

SESSION 7: QUESTIONING TECHNIQUES AND DECEPTION INDICATORS
The Art of Questioning: developing rapport, effective strategies and countering resistance, Dr. Christian Meissner, Professor of Psychology, Iowa State University, USA
New methods for training in deception detection: Advantages of Game-Based Learning, Prof. Norah Dunbar, Department of Communication, University of California Santa Barbara
Forensic Linguistics: warning signs in speech patterns, Frédéric Tomas, Univeristé de Paris 8, France

SESSION 8: SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUALLY DEVIANT BEHAVIOUR
Contextual and Behavioural Risk Factors for Sexual Harassment and Assault in Public Venues, Zoë Peterson, Director of the Sexual Assault Research Initiative, Kinsey Institute, USA

SESSION 9: MENTAL HEALTH
Behavioural Indicators of Mental Health Issues, Karina Mesarosova, Aviation Psychologist and Managing Partner KM Flight Research & Training, Slovenia & Adjunct Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
Suicide Intervention: City of Malmo, Stefan Landenberg, Head of Unit, Culture Department, City of Malmö, Sweden

SESSION 10: THE COUNTERARGUMENT
Profiling and the Threat to Civil Liberties, Hugh Handeyside, Senior Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union, USA

SESSION 11: HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND FLIGHT ATTENDANT ROLE IN AVIATION SECURITY
Human Trafficking; flight attendants observing behaviour, Nancy Rivard, President and Founder, Airline Ambassadors International, USA

Day 3: THURSDAY 23rd MAY 2019

SESSION 12: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND TECHNOLOGY’S ROLE IN BEHAVIOURAL ANALYSIS
Extremist Risk Assessment in the Workplace, Dr. Sagit Yehoshua, Criminologist, Israel
Automated Credibility Assessment: AI in border security, Prof. Aaron C. Elkins, Director, Artificial Intelligence Lab, San Diego State University, USA
CCTV: how can behavioural analysis techniques enhance surveillance operations, Prof. Craig Donald, Adjunct Associate Professor at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia
Behavioural Analysis: future applications of technology, Andrew Tatrai, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

SESSION 13: MEGA EVENTS AND CROWDED PLACES
School Shootings: on scene behaviour of perpetrators, Kenneth Trump,  President, National School Safety and Security Services, USA
Joining the Dots: avoiding the silo mentality, Neville Hay, INTERPORT POLICE and Green Light Limited, UK
The Importance of Behavioural Analysis During an Actual Emergency, Andy Peloquin, Redrock Entertainment Services, USA

SESSION 14: CONCLUDING THOUGHTS
 What is going to change on Monday morning? Philip Baum, Managing Director, Green Light Ltd & Editor, Aviation Security International, UK & Visiting Professor, Aviation Security, Coventry University, UK
Afternoon Optional Programme: Security Tours Mall of America

BEHAVIOURAL ANALYSIS 2018  

PRINCIPALITY STADIUM, CARDIFF, 14 – 15 MARCH 2018

DAY ONE: WEDNESDAY 14TH MARCH 2018

KEYNOTE: BEHAVIOURAL ANALYSIS
Lessons Learned from Recent Terrorist Attacks

SESSION 1: BEHAVIOURAL ANALYSIS IN PRACTICE: INDUSTRY FOCUS
Places of Worship: communities protecting themselves – Michael Whine MBE, Community Security Trust, UK
Sporting Events: combating court-siding and gambling – Andrew Wolfe Murray, Partner, Theseus Partners, UK
Transport Security: human trafficking in focus – Sarah-Jane Prew, Wales Anti-Slavery Leadership Group, UK & Airline Ambassadors International, USA

SESSION 2: THE BIOLOGY OF FEAR & DECEPTION
Fight, Flight or, Perhaps, Freeze: anxiety isn’t always what it seems – Louise Jupe, Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth, UK
Case Study: The Impact of Integrating Real-time, Multichannel Behaviour Analysis and Elicitation/Engagement Strategies in
High-stake Contexts – Sorin Losnita, Romanian Intelligence Service, Romania, and Cliff Lansley, EIA Group, UK

SESSION 3: STEREOTYPING, PERCEPTION & RACIAL PROFILING
Understanding Intuitive Bias – Wim De Neys, CNRS & Université Paris Descartes, France
Good Looking People & the ‘Halo Effect’ – Ran Cohen, SDR® Academy, The Netherlands

Panel Discussion: Religious Sensitivities in Security Decision-Making
Moderated by: Philip Baum
Panel Members: Gurmel Singh, Secretary General, Sikh Council UK
Usama Hasan, Quilliam Foundation
Michael Whine MBE, Community Security Trust, UK

SESSION 4: ADDRESSING, BY UNDERSTANDING, SPECIFIC CRIMINAL & ANTI-SOCIAL ACTIVITY
Profile of the Fixated Threat in Action – David James, Theseus Partners, UK
Profile of Group Offenders – Dr Jessica Woodhams, University of Birmingham, UK
Profile of Frotteurs & Sexual Deviants – Dr Lynsey Gozna, University of Leicester, UK
Profile of a Cyber Criminal – Nadine Touzeau, Profiler, net-profiler, France

DAY 2: THURSDAY 15TH MARCH 2018

SESSION 5: POLICING PERSPECTIVES
Stop & Search: reasonable grounds? – Nick Glynn, Senior Programme Officer, Policing & Security Governance, Open Society Initiative for Europe, UK
Case Study: British Transport Police from concept to operation – Rae Jiggins, Polarm International Ltd., UK
Super Recognisers – Mick Neville, Super Recognisers International, UK

CASE STUDY:
Securing The O2 Arena
Paul Williams, Security Operations Manager, The O2, London, UK

SESSION 6: THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY
Intelligent CCTV: can the camera focus on unusual behaviour? – Simon Moore, Cardiff University, UK
Facial Thermographs: might heat spots identify negative intent? – Reyer Zwiggelaar, Aberystwyth University, UK
Layered Voice Analysis: the way we speak? – Amir Liberman, Nemesysco, Israel

SESSION 7: THE RESPONSE
The Art of Questioning: having THE conversation – Charlotte Hudson, Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth, UK
Emergency Response: when you think the threat is real – Ofir Malka, CEO SafeZones, Germany
Insider Threat Response: identifying radicalisation in the workplace – Usama Hasan, Quilliam Foundation, UK

SESSION 8: MARAUDING FIREARMS ATTACKS & SUICIDAL TERRORISM
Marauding Firearms Attacks: not always by suicidal terrorists – Leeran Gold, Registered Psychologist, Promises Healthcare, Singapore
The Suicidal Terrorist: recruitment & training – Dr. Sagit Yehoshua, Criminologist, Israel
The Proof of the Pudding: attacks against aviation identified by behavioural analysis – Philip Baum, Managing Director, Green Light Ltd., UK

SESSIONS WERE CHAIRED BY:
Neville Hay, Brooklyn Associates, UK
Katharine Ng, OneCrew Limited, Hong Kong