The Behavioural Analysis 2020 programme is currently being developed.

If you are interested in speaking at the event please email Philip Baum at editor@avsec.com. Please set out the content of your proposed presentation and the benefits of the paper for conference delegates.

Presentations will only be considered by end-users, academics, regulators, and/or current employees of the security services.

Topics will include:

Academic research supporting behavioural analysis

Technologies facilitating behavioural analysis

Suicide Bomber Intervention

Non-racial profiling techniques

Approaching and questioning suspicious individuals

Cross-cultural and religious considerations

Sexually deviant behaviour in public

Physiological Stress Indicators

Identifying and addressing mental health concerns

Insider and internal threat identification

Training behavioural analysts

Case Studies

BEHAVIOURAL ANALYSIS 2019  

MALL OF AMERICA, MINNEAPOLIS, USA

Day One: Tuesday 21st May 2019

Keynote: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Karie Gibson, Supervisory Special Agent, Behavioral Analysis Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation, USA

 

Session Theme: Behavioural Analysis in the Spotlight

Perspective 1: Understanding the Strengths and Weaknesses of Behaviour Detection: past failures and future potential 

Dr Sarah Knight, Principal Psychologist, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, UK

Academic Paper 1: 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

Academic Paper 2: Myth-busting: dispelling fake news

Louise Jupe, Portsmouth University, UK

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 Session Theme: Industry Experience

Operational Angle 1: Sports Stadium Security

Billy Langenstein, Director Security Services and Investigation, National Football League (NFL), USA

Operational Angle 2: Securing Places of Worship

Michael Masters, National Director & CEO, Secure Community Network, USA

Operational Angle 3: Hotel Security

Mark Walker, Senior Manager, Global Security Training, Marriott International Inc., USA

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Session Theme: Xenophobia

Perspective 2: 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

Case Study: Pittsburgh: a reflection on the ‘Tree of Life’ attack of October 2018

Michael Masters, National Director & CEO, Secure Community Network, USA

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Session Theme: Questioning Behavioural Analysis

Question Time

  • Will Bernhjelm, Mall of America, USA
  • Nina Brooks, Airports Council International, Canada
  • Louise Jupe, Portsmouth University, UK
  • Joanna Mendelson, Anti-Defamation League, USA
  • Michael Rozin, Rozin Security Consulting, USA

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Operational Angle 4: The Mall of America: our hosts perspective

Ashly Helser, Security Special Operations Captain, Mall of America, USA

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Session Theme: Suicidal Terrorism

Perspective 3: 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

Salim Toorabally, France

Day Two: Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Session Theme: Aviation Security

Operational Angle 5: Behavioural Analysis within the US Transportation System

Michael Silata, Specialized Screening Program Branch Chief, Transportation Security Administration, USA

Operational Angle 6: Gatwick Airport: challenges in, and the successes of, implementing behavioural analysis in the UK

Andy Palmer, Border Security Manager, Gatwick Airport, UK

Operational Angle 7: Israeli Profiling: new challenges in aviation security require an old approach

Roni Tidhar, Head of International Consulting Services, Israel Airports Authority, Israel

Perspective 4: Transportation Screening Personnel: coping with increased cognitive load

Amir Neeman, Founder & Principal, Amir Neeman Consulting, USA

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Session Theme: Questioning Techniques & Deception Indicators

Academic Paper 3: The Art of Questioning: developing rapport, effective strategies and countering resistance

Dr. Christian Meissner, Professor of Psychology, Iowa State University, USA

Academic Paper 4: New methods for training in deception detection: Advantages of Game-Based Learning

Prof. Norah Dunbar, Department of Communication, University of California Santa Barbara

Academic Paper 5: Forensic Linguistics: warning signs in speech patterns

Frédéric Tomas, Univeristé de Paris 8, France

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Session Theme: Sexual Assault & Sexually Deviant Behaviour

Academic Paper 6: 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

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Session Theme: Mental Health

Academic Paper 7: 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

Operational Angle 8: Suicide Intervention: City of Malmo

Stefan Landenberg, Head of Unit, Culture Department, City of Malmö, Sweden

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Session Theme: The Counterargument

Discussion: Profiling and the Threat to Civil Liberties

Hugh Handeyside, Senior Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union, USA

Session Theme: Human Trafficking & Flight Attendant Role in Aviation Security

Operational Angle 9: Human Trafficking; flight attendants observing behaviour

Nancy Rivard, President and Founder, Airline Ambassadors International, USA

Day Three: Thursday 23rd May 2019

Session Theme: Artificial Intelligence & Technology’s Role in Behavioural Analysis

Perspective 5: Extremist Risk Assessment in the Workplace

Dr. Sagit Yehoshua, Criminologist, Israel

Academic Paper 8: Automated Credibility Assessment: AI in border security

Prof. Aaron C. Elkins, Director, Artificial Intelligence Lab, San Diego State University, USA

Academic Paper 9: CCTV: how can behavioural analysis techniques enhance surveillance operations

Prof. Craig Donald, Adjunct Associate Professor at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia

Academic Paper 10: Behavioural Analysis: future applications of technology

Andrew Tatrai, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

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Session Theme: Mega Events & Crowded Places

Perspective 6: School Shootings: on scene behaviour of perpetrators

Kenneth Trump,  President, National School Safety and Security Services, USA

Perspective 7: Joining the Dots: avoiding the silo mentality

Neville Hay, INTERPORT POLICE and Green Light Limited, UK

Case Study: The Importance of Behavioural Analysis During an Actual Emergency

Andy Peloquin, Redrock Entertainment Services, USA

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Session Theme: Concluding Thoughts 

Conference Takeaways: 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

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Afternoon Optional Programme: Security Tours of Mall of America

Tours are limited to 20 participants who must pre-register. If more than 80 people register, we will arrange an additional two tours on the morning of Friday 24th May. These tours will only proceed if more than 80 register for the Thursday tours. Delegates are responsible for their own lunch.

14.00 – 15.30           Group A                  Group B

16.00 – 17.30           Group C                  Group D

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 WILL BE CHAIRED BY:
Neville Hay, Brooklyn Associates, UK
Katharine Ng, OneCrew Limited, Hong Kong