Re: The Coordinator: A New Book from Ellis Amdur
Important work that I am sure will benefit from your book. Increasingly, "difficult" civil situations involve people who have been abused, and who are psychologically upset. In New Zealand, where there is an armed offender stand-off, efforts are made to establish communication and rapport, in respectful ways. Quite often, "mates" and relatives are brought in to entice the person to surrender. In police phone communication that was publicly released a few years ago, the officer was saying things like, "bro, we want you to be safe. Your family wants you back. Come out, bro, and we will make sure you are safe." The offender surrendered and the officer was hailed as a hero. The main thing is he gave the armed offender respect, and he responded.