A Science-based Approach
In the wake of the catastrophic terrorist attacks on 9/11, followed closely by the bioterror anthrax attacks, researchers began to tackle the difficult question of how ready American communities and organizations truly are for novel threats.
"Research shows that even if the nation get all of [logistics, equipment, etc.] right, the plans that are being developed now are destined to fail because they are missing an important piece of the puzzle: how the American public would react to these kinds of emergency situations." ("Redefining Readiness Study" New York Academy of Medicine, September 2004.)
Behavioral Science Applications (BSA) helps organizations interpret and apply behavioral science research to violence prevention and emergency management plans, policies, procedures and exercises, as well as real-time response.
BSA offers access to some of the world’s foremost experts in the behavioral sciences and homeland security. Our associates are available to qualified organizations for planning, training and consulting engagements. Each of BSA’s associates has an extensive background in law enforcement, security, emergency management and the behavioral or social sciences, combined with decades of front line experience.
Our clients include multinational corporations, institutions of higher learning, and governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from every sector.
BSA is uniquely poised to deliver a range of high-level professional services to enhance a client’s ability to empower and protect most their valuable assets from today's threats.