Crisis Negotiations. Managing Critical Incidents and Hostage by Michael J. McMains, Wayman C. Mullins

By Michael J. McMains, Wayman C. Mullins

Prime gurus on negotiations current the results of years of analysis, software, trying out and experimentation, and sensible adventure. rules and functions from a variety of disciplines are mixed to create a conceptual framework for the hostage negotiator. rules and ideas are defined in order that the practising negotiator can follow the rules outlined.McMains and Mullins are top gurus on main issue negotiations.Learning targets, dialogue questions, and real-life negotiation events extend at the textual content.

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In most conflict situations, the police have relied on having more power than the hostage taker to force a resolution. However, the Munich incident demonstrated the limits of raw power. It showed that sometimes the other side cannot be overpowered without significant loss. Neither can the police avoid conflict. Their role as protectors of society demands that they do something if lives are threatened. Negotiation requires and represents a fundamental change in the exclusive reliance on power to handle conflicts.

The rebels released seven Russian citizens on the morning of October 25 and eight more children (ages seven to 13) around noon with no conditions. , four more hostages (citizens of Azerbaijan) were released. Fearing for the safety of the hostages after the shooting on the night of October 24, the timetable for an assault of the theater was moved up. On the morning of October 26, troops from Russia’s Spetsnaz (or “special purpose”) and from the FSB surrounded and stormed the theater. It is thought that they pumped an aerosol anesthetic, fentanyl, into the theatre through the air conditioning system.

United States. On October 4, 1971, FBI agents from the Jacksonville field office intercepted a hijacked aircraft that landed at Jacksonville International Airport for refueling. On board were two crew members, two hijackers, and 17 18 CRISIS NEGOTIATIONS the wife of one hijacker. The gunman and his wife were reported to have a long history of marital difficulty. Communication was established by radio with the plane’s captain. The hijackers demanded fuel, an engine restarter, and the clearing of law enforcement personnel from around the plane.

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