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And, maybe a little more luck.


Remember: Good luck is usually the result of careful planning. And, that the above, perhaps with some modification, is useful in any type of negotiations, bargaining or crisis intervention where the stakes are high.

Suggested Related Resources

Greenstone, J.L. and Leviton, S.C.(2002). The elements of crisis intervention: Crises and how to respond to them, Second Edition. Pacific Grove, California: Brooks / Cole.

Greenstone, J.L. (2005). The elements of police hostage and crisis negotiations: Critical incidents and how to respond to them. Binghamton, New York, The Haworth Press.

Leviton, S.C. and Greenstone, J.L.(1997). Elements of mediation. Pacific Grove, California: Brooks / Cole.

James L. Greenstone, Ed.D., J.D., DABECI, is a Police Mental Health Consultant, Police Psychologist, Fort Worth Police Department, Retired and a Police Hostage Negotiator and Trainer in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Greenstone is the author many works in the field of crisis negotiation, including his most recent work entitled The Elements of Police Hostage and Crisis Negotiations: Critical Incidents and How to Respond to Them, The Haworth Press, Inc., 2005. ( Dr. Greenstone may be reached by postal mail at 222 West Fourth Street, Suite 212, Fort Worth, TX 76102 or by electronic mail at or through

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February 2006