James S Cawood

Dr. James S Cawood

Factor One
P.O. Box 1772
San Leandro , CA 94577
Office: 510-352-8660
Fax: 510-352-8659

Introduction

Dr. Cawood is President of Factor One which is a California based corporation specializing in violence risk assessment, threat assessment, behavioral analysis, security consulting, and investigations. He has worked in the area of threat assessment, violence risk assessment, behavioral analysis, violence prevention, security consulting, and incident resolution for more than 30 years. He has successfully assessed and managed over 4500 violence related cases for federal and state government agencies, public and private colleges and universities, public and private corporations, and other business entities throughout North America. He has also provided program development and training in violence risk assessment and management for these entities.
He is a Certified Protection Professional(CPP), Certified Threat Manager (CTM),Professional Certified Investigator(PCI), Physical Security Professional(PSP), Certified Fraud Examiner(CFE).


Areas of Expertise

  • Apartment/Condominium Security
  • Bars/Lounges/Night Clubs
  • Crime Foreseeability
  • Crime Scene Analysis
  • Criminology
  • Hotel Security
  • Inadequate/Negligent Security
  • Parking Lots/Garages
  • Premises Liability
  • Private Investigators
  • School Security
  • Security Guards
  • Security Management
  • Stalking
  • Suicide
  • Terrorism
  • Violent Crimes
  • Workplace Violence

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Masters in Forensic Psychology
PhD-Psychology
CA Private Investigators License
CA Private Patrol Operators License
Certified Protection Professional
Certified Threat Manager
Professional Certified Investigator
Physical Security Professional
Certified Professional Investigator
Certified Fraud Examiner
Certified Security Professional
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Association of Threat Assessment Professionals
ASIS International
California Association of Licensed Investigators
American Psychological Association
Society of Human Resource Management
American Psychology-Law Society
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Threat and Violence Risk Assessment and Management
Enhanced Cognitive Interviewing
Investigations
Security Planning for Dynamic Incidents of Violence
Interaction Management
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Over 45 times
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Violence Risk Assessment and Management
Security Practices
Investigative Practices
Premise Liability
Threat Assessment and Management
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Approximately 25%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Approximately 75%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Over 15
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: July 2016
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Over 10
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Over 10
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: over 25 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, site inspections, reports
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $450
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $450
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $550 with a minimum of two hours
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $550 with a minimum of two hours
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: travel expenses, copies, phone, computer research from paid databases,etc.

References

References upon request.