Behavioural Analysis 2019

21-23 May 2023 | Mall of America, Minneapolis, USA


Mall of America, Minneapolis, USA

Day One: Tuesday 21st May 2019

Keynote: Behavioural Analysis Federal Bureau of Investigation

Lessons Learned from Recent Terrorist Attacks | Karie Gibson, Supervisory Special Agent, Behavioral Analysis Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation, USA

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