What really happens during a hostage negotiation?

We’ve all seen how the TV dramas play out, but Cazenovia College faculty member Dr. Benjamin Baughman will discuss how the tactics got their start and his own experiences in that field of police work in the second Great Minds/Great Ideas community lecture.

The talk, “The Origins and Basics of Hostage Negotiations,” takes place online via Zoom from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 8. The annual lecture series is sponsored by Cazenovia College, The Cazenovia Public Library, and the Manlius Public Library.

New to the faculty last fall, Dr. Baughman is an assistant professor in the College’s Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Studies program. Before joining the College, he retired from the Raleigh Police Department after more than two decades as a hostage negotiator and teacher. He also served as a law enforcement sergeant, detective, crime analyst, hostage negotiator, and instructor with the North Carolina Justice Academy. He has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from East Carolina University, a master’s degree in Investigative Psychology from the University of Liverpool, England, and a doctorate in Philosophy/Investigative Psychology from the University of Huddersfield School of Health and Humanities in the United Kingdom.

For more information about how to attend the lecture virtually and to sign up for email updates visit: www.cazenovia.edu/greatminds.