Emerging Trends and Predatory Violence Prevention in the Workplace with Josh Shelton

July 18, 2023

Gain a deeper understanding of effective vs. predatory violence and its significance in the workplace.
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In this episode, host Shari Simpson interviews Josh Shelton, a guest who specializes in behavioral threat assessment. They discuss the difference between effective and predatory violence and why it's essential for HR professionals to understand this distinction. The guest uses the analogy of a cat encountering a strange dog to explain the concept of effective violence, which is a predictable response to a perceived threat. They emphasize that effective violence is common and often just posturing, whereas predatory violence can lead to disasters.

Joshua Shelton has worked for FedEx for almost 10 years and was previously with the Fayette County Sheriff's Office in Georgia  as a detective for 13 years. He currently chairs the Georgia DFCS Region IV Board and seeks to spread the word of violence prevention. Josh is a Certified Threat Manager (CTM) and serves on the Southeastern Region board of The Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, an organization of law enforcement, prosecutors, mental health professionals, and corporate security practitioners in assessing and managing violence threats.


Shari Simpson

Senior Manager Thought Leadership

Joshua Shelton

Threat Assessment Manager

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