"A significant challenge to reducing pervasive security risks in judiciary operations is the lack of an objective method to evaluate and compare existing levels of risk in court facilities. This is particularly problematic when security funding enhancements are not supported by a standardized risk assessment methodology. This thesis proposes a risk-based approach to identify and reduce risk to court security operations. The primary thrust of this research effort is the development and testing of a risk assessment tool. Threat, vulnerability, and consequence elements of the risk assessment tool are identified and quantified. The tool is beta-tested using data from four California courts. The end result is a risk assessment tool which can serve as an integral part of a decision support system to help court security managers identify and reduce pervasive security risks."
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