This is Critical Thinking (Security Styled). Other faculties have attempted to define and prove it. The interwoven studies into one manuscript proves such.
What is unique, is that the experimental HIM tool is used to practicalize the manuscript. This is the new generation tool that fosters human instinct.
Out-think and outsmart the perpetrators!
By Dr Rommel Manwong (Prof) PhD CST CPP
Critical Thinking the X Factor in Criminology, Security and Risk provides an in-depth source of knowledge and literature for criminologists, security and risk investigation practitioners. So far, it is the only material in this field that comprehensively discussed various specific techniques for all types of investigative works.
The author took the initiative to lay down the ground rules for the modern and future investigators, analysts and field operators. This pdf manuscript is a must read!
By visiting Professor Philip Baum
Security measures have often been implemented in the aftermath of an attack, yet truly effective security needs to be proactive in nature and served up with a healthy dose of common sense. Those who pose a threat are, after all, thinking outside the box and formulating plans that circumvent existing protocols. This requires a thorough understanding of one’s operational environment and an appraisal as to how we approach security. Critical thinking is a behavioural science, and one explored in detail by Juan Kristen in his paper entitled ‘Critical thinking the X Factor in Criminology, Security and Risk’. Kirsten’s comprehensive analysis of the latest literature related to operational mindset demonstrates that, in order to really excel – and find that je ne sais quoi that spells the difference between success and failure, then we need to reboot our tactical arsenal and deploy, as he calls it, the ‘X Factor’. In doing so, Kirsten expertly illustrates that we can not only address the traditional security threats of the past, such as hijacking and suicidal terrorism, but also put ourselves in a position to prevent the threats of the future, such as those posed by biological or chemical warfare, and the safety and health challenges, such as pandemics, which can, as we all know, emerge when we least expect them. By visiting Professor Philip Baum, Aviation Security, Coventry University. Managing Director, Green Light Limited; and, Chair, Behavioural Analysis Conference.
In our complex world, knowing the difference between when you are safe and when you are not, whether it’s from physical threat or simply someone misleading you, is a crucial skill. HIM provides a set of skills and tools that help you determine other people’s intent – this skill and capability could save your life. The approach of developing situational awareness is more important now than ever before. Being mindful and knowing how to evaluate someone’s behaviour is a life skill that everyone should develop!
Author of the highly acknowledged – “Can I See your Hands: A Guide to Situational Awareness, Personal Risk Management, Resilience and Security”
Program Director ACU – Postgraduate Program in the Psychology of Risk
By Dr Gavriel (Gav) Schneider FIS (SA), FGIA, FIML, AARPI, MAIPIO, CPP Doctor of Criminology (Security) Degree (based review on using the tool)
As a security pracademic, a practitioner and an academic, I have found the HIM tool to be very effective. Additionally, as an experienced security industry trainer and developer of training modules I have found the way in which the training is the delivered and the transfer of learning to be very intuitive. From a security perspective the training is critical for the frontline security team and other frontline personnel who have security a secondary role. The training provides the security officer with the situational awareness needed to evaluate a situation and respond. The training is also applicable to management and others who need to be able to read people such as investigators and business managers such as HR Managers and Security Managers
By Dr Declan Garrett (based review on experiencing the training)
DSyRM, MSc, H.Dip.Sec. Man, M.Sec.I.I. Training & Education
We run an era of big challenges mainly because of the pandemic, the info-demic, and the new geopolitical tensions, the 4IR, the climate change among others and their consequent economic and societal impacts that can exclusively or combined to jeopardize the security of the societies and of the citizens. Situational Awareness tools, apps and skills could save lives and enhance the social fabric. Security Officers, First Responders, Investigators besides other Security and Risk Experts could get their performance off the ground with these HIM “Critical Thinking” Tools and Training methodology.
By Dr Katerina Poustourli PhD Pre-normative Security Research, Standardization and Innovation Expert, PhD Robust and Resilience Engineering
Provided with the HIM e-Tool