AATAP

Australasian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals

 

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About APATAP: Mission & Vision

The Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (APATAP) was established in 2013 from the Australasian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (AATAP) to be the region’s key body in supporting and developing the cross-disciplinary study and management of threatening individuals and behaviours.


APATAP is affiliated with the American Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP), the European Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (AETAP) and the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (CATAP).


APATAP’s aims are:

  • to promote the discipline of stalking and threat management in the Asia Pacific; 
  • to support the development of best practice in cases involving individuals thought to pose a threat to a person or persons they have targeted; 
  • to encourage cross-discipline collaboration in the practice of threat management and the sharing of expertise between disciplines;
  • to support academic research in the field of stalking and threat management;  and
  • to sponsor an annual international conference on threat management.


APATAP hosts a conference, contributes to the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, and is developing a range of professional education seminars and support to academic research in the fields of stalking and threat management. 


President's Welcome

APATAP welcomes the interest and active participation of all those in the many professional disciplines undertaking the study and management of threatening individuals and behaviours.


We especially invite contributions to our professional development and discussion activities including the APATAP website’s professional resources, the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, and our conferences.


The APATAP conference with its accompanying expert seminars is at the peak of our work.  The seventh conference will be held in March 2018 in New Zealand's capital, Wellington.  


It will build on very successful conferences held in Singapore, Bangkok, Brisbane and several times Melbourne from 2011-2015.  All were the work of expert and internationally regarded colleagues, and very hard working managing and organising committees, all of whose excellence and dedication is commended.


APATAP’s elected managing Committee is active and enthusiastic, and represents a variety of our community’s professional disciplines, perhaps typifying the broad thinking and relevance of our work.  Members formally meet monthly but informally engage almost daily, and welcome most warmly any and all thoughts on enhancing the association’s support to our members and their work.


Contacting details for APATAP and for Committee members individually are to the left, and you are urged to engage and contribute actively.


We look forward to working and learning with you, and to seeing many of you and our visiting colleagues at the Wellington conference.

Damian McMeekin - President, APATAP 2016