Threat Assessment:

Threat assessment has two parts:

An evaluation of the threat itself; that is, the assessment of the credibility and overall viability of an expression of an intent to do harm, and an evaluation of the threatener.

Together, these evaluations can help lead to an informed judgment on whether someone who has made a threat is likely to carry it out –

a determination that has been described as “differentiating when someone is making a threat versus posing a threat.” The assessment can also help the employer decide what will be an appropriate intervention.