Those engaged in crowd management will be interested in attending Behavioural Analysis 2024 in London this May.
The international security conference, now in its sixth year, explores tactical risk assessment and non-racial profiling and brings together both security practitioners and academics to exchange ideas, benchmark procedures and share best practice in respect of the identification of hostile, criminal or negative intent. It takes place at the Gtech Community Stadium in London, home to Brentford FC, on 21-23 May. Philip Baum, founder and chair of the conferences, sees behaviour detection not as an alternative to screening technology but rather as a tool which should work in tandem with technology. “After all, technologies are often developed to identify the weapons and explosives of the past, whilst humans have a greater potential for identifying the threats of the future due to deviances in baseline behaviours”, and it is this message that Baum wishes to drive home in these now annual three-day gatherings. The centrepiece of the programme is the masterclass by former FBI agent Joe Navarro, author of ‘What Every Body Is Saying’.