Bioterrorism- Behavioural Science Case Analyses by Dr. Eric Shaw

Expert Call with Dr. Eric Shaw

On September and October 2001, five Americans were killed and 17 infected in what became the worst biological attacks in U.S. history. The ensuing FBI investigation concluded that Bruce Ivins, former senior biodefense researcher at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, had sent anthrax-infected mail to targets across the country. Ivins had a rare mental illness, a Dissociative Identity Disorder. Dr. Eric Shaw, the pioneer of the Critical Pathway to Insider Risk (CPIR) model who was involved in the case, provides insights into Ivins’ background and pathway. He also analyses a well-known ricin grenade case he was involved in. 

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