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NCJ Number: 49320 Find in a Library
Title: DON'T BE A VICTIM! PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR BELONGINGS
Author(s): A MADISON
Corporate Author: United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 64
Sponsoring Agency:
New York, NY 10020
Sale Source: Simon and Schuster Building
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: WAYS OF AVOIDING PHYSICAL HARM AND LOSS OF PERSONAL PROPERTY AT SCHOOL, AT HOME, AND IN RECREATIONAL AREAS ARE DESCRIBED IN A BOOK DIRECTED TO CHILDREN.
Abstract: THE BOOK OPENS WITH A STORY ABOUT THE FATE OF A BOY WHO IGNORED A POLICE OFFICER'S WARNING NOT TO HITCHHIKE. OTHER CHAPTERS EXPLAIN HOW TO PROTECT BELONGINGS AT HOME, WHAT A CHILD SHOULD DO WHEN ALONE AT HOME OR BABYSITTING, AND HOW TO HANDLE ANNOYING TELEPHONE CALLS. PRECAUTIONS THAT CAN BE TAKEN TO PROTECT THE HOME WHEN THE FAMILY IS AWAY ARE NOTED. THE BOOK ALSO DISCUSSES WAYS OF AVOIDING OR DEALING WITH SCHOOL CRIME (BURGLARY, PERSONAL THEFT, ASSAULT), WAYS OF GUARDING AGAINST CRIME (MOLESTATION, KIDNAPING, THEFT) WHILE AT PLAY, AND PRECAUTIONS TO TAKE WHILE VACATIONING. READERS ARE ADVISE NOT TO HITCHHIKE, BUT WAYS OF AVOIDING DANGER WHEN HITCHHIKING ARE ALSO DESCRIBED. THE DANGERS OF RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME ARE POINTED OUT, AND READERS ARE ADVISED TO TRY TO WORK OUT THEIR PROBLEMS WITHOUT RUNNING AWAY. SOURCES OF HELP -- HOTLINES, MINISTERS, TEACHERS -- ARE SUGGESTED. DRAWINGS ILLUSTRATE THE TEXT. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Crimes against children; Juveniles; Youth (Under 15)
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