Contagion and Crisis Communications [ASIS Webinar]

When:  Sep 28, 2022 from 12:00 to 13:00 (ET)

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When one shooting leads to another research shows the media coverage causes that contagion effect. Hear the latest data and research on the contagion effect induced by media coverage and consider the impact of social media. Understand ways to control messaging and how to avoid a contagion creating event when violence strikes your community.

A presentation from the Commercial Real Estate Community.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Have a better understanding of how and when violence becomes a copy-cat event
  • How to dissect the related data
  • The latest data and research on the contagion effect induced by media coverage
  • Ways to control messaging when targeted violence strikes your community
  • How to avoid a contagion creating event in your community

Credit Information

Completion of this webinar is eligible for 1 CPE credit.  CPE credits for ASIS-sponsored webinars will be updated in your user profile within 48 hours of completion.  Self-reporting of CPE credits is not required. 


Katherine Schweit
Attorney, Security Consultant, and retired FBI Special Agent

Katherine Schweit frequently provides interviews and analysis for on air, radio, and print media on issues related to mass shootings, active shooters, threat assessments, school and business security, law enforcement matters, critical incidents, crisis communications, and other security-related matters.

She is an author, attorney, former Chicago prosecutor, and career Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent who authored Stop the Killing: How to End the Mass Shooting Crisis.  The guidebook is a revealing look into how she counsel’s clients in her current security consulting business, Schweit Consulting LLC.

She is the former director for security training for a Fortune 300 company, and a member of DePaul University College of Law’s adjunct faculty, teaching courses in the culture of the Second Amendment and the rules of evidence. At Webster University, Ms. Schweit teaches courses in business and cyber law and policy. She is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional. As a member of the federally funded National Center for School Safety, her expertise in school safety supports the University of Michigan-led effort to provide extensive, free resources to school administrators, teachers, parents, and school resource officers.

*Note: Speakers and content are subject to change without notice.