As the recent events in an Atlanta courtroom demonstrated, courtroom security is a critical issue. Courtrooms have historically been at high risk of violent behavior simply because of the nature of the participants and the high stakes in court proceedings.
According to the U.S. Marshals Service, threats against federal judicial officials average some 700 per year. The events in Atlanta have heightened sensitivity to the issue and are symptomatic of a longstanding challenge – securing the safety of the participants in court proceedings.Read more