Praise for the Original WAVR-21
“This is the best structured instrument available to do an evidence based workplace violence risk assessment. The authors integrated their rich clinical experience and sophisticated understanding of the research literature to develop this practical, easy to use assessment tool.”
Phillip J. Resnick, M.D.
Director of Forensic Psychiatry
Case Western Reserve University
“With this manual, Stephen White and Reid Meloy add another item to the list of important contributions they have made to the rapidly growing field of threat management. With authority that reflects years of practice and an impressive command of the literature, the authors present a cogent summary of what is known about workplace violence and offer their recommendations for assessing risk. The book is an excellent reference for everyone interested in workplace violence, including mental health, human resources, security, law enforcement, and legal professionals. For education and training purposes, it is an irreplaceable text; for conducting evaluations, it is a must-have practice guide.”
Stephen D. Hart, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology
Simon Fraser University
“We are very pleased with the eWAVR. The content on the Short Forms is very well thought out, relevant to our current threats, and yet simple to use. We like how readily we can share our WAVR coding findings with the other members of our multi-disciplinary team, as the eWAVR functions smoothly within our IT environment. The manual is very well written and even our most experienced security professionals find it valuable in their case work. With an organization as large as ours the eWAVR helps us significantly with our screening and assessment efficiencies.”
Vice President and Security Manager
Wells Fargo Bank
“The WAVR-21 is a tool many of us have needed for a long time. The instrument comprehensively provides a standard approach that may be recommended when issues of workplace violence risk come to light. Even relatively uninitiated Users will find the manual extremely useful. As a technical compass, the WAVR-21 leaves little room for omitting key data that will be required to quickly and clearly guide a constructive assessment and intelligent management of these risks. I plan to use this tool in the future. The manual is easy to read, and the abundance of worthwhile references and suggested reading included comes as a bonus.”
Former Director, Global Safety and Security
“The WAVR-21 is a remarkable threat management tool which helps threat and risk assessment professionals consider, capture, organize, and integrate critical information on key dynamic and static risk factors pertaining to a specific case. The structured professional judgment technology makes it cutting edge and state of the art, allowing the user to systematically approach cases and render accurate, reliable, and defensible threat assessments on a continuum. It is a must have tool for those who conduct threat assessments. Drs. White and Meloy are to be commended for their elegant and thorough, yet concise and parsimonious approach to threat assessment.”
Kris Mohandie, Ph.D.
Operational Consulting International, Inc.