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  • Provide a historical overview of the facts of the Branch Davidian Standoff.
  • Analyze the factor of police negotiation during the siege.
  • Explain how non-law-enforcement personnel (e.g., compound residents, media) impacted the efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to end the siege.
  • Discuss how, in retrospect, the siege could have been handled differently by the FBI and ATF agencies to produce a different result.
  • Imagine if a similar incident took place today. Discuss how changing police styles enables law enforcement to adapt to changes in society.