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    Erie Community College
  Jan 17, 2018
Fall 2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LE 255 - Crisis (Hostage) Negotiations

Credit Hours: 2

This course, structured as a seminar, is designed to provide the negotiator with the fundamentals of negotiations, role of the first responder, tactical role of negotiator, active listening skills, the concepts of abnormal psychology, and other skills essential to neutralizing a bad situation in which lives are in potential jeopardy.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this seminar, the student will be able to:

  • define the philosophy of crisis negotiation;
  • explain the types of situations in which a skilled negotiator may be able to de­ fuse a potentially bad situation;
  • illustrate core negotiation concepts;
  • list the priorities to be identified and implemented when arriving at scene of incident; and
  • note common errors created by negotiators.

Year Round (N)