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NCJ Number: 65716 Find in a Library
Title: PROTECTING YOU
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Burns Security Institute
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Burns Security Institute
New York, NY 10510
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE 10 ARTICLES IN THIS BOOKLET DESCRIBE PERSONAL SECURITY TECHNIQUES AS THEY RELATE TO BURGLARY, RAPE, THEFT, CHILD MOLESTATION, CONFIDENCE GAMES, CAMPUS CRIME, MUGGINGS, PICKPOCKETING, AND PURSE SNATCHINGS.
Abstract: WAYS TO DISCOURAGE A BURGULAR, WITHOUT THE USE OF EXPENSIVE ALARM SYSTEMS OR ELECTRONIC DEVICES, INCLUDE LIGHTING HOMES AT NIGHT, LOCKING DOORS AT ALL TIMES, KEEPING A LOUD-BARKING DOG, AND REFUSING TO ALLOW STRANGERS INSIDE THE HOME. HOMEOWNERS SHOULD USE STURDY DEAD-BOLT LOCKS ON THEIR DOORS, LOCKS THAT WORK WITH KEYS FOR WINDOWS, AND METAL RODS OR BROOM STICKS THAT SECURE PATIO SLIDING DOORS. RULES FOR AVOIDING BEING MUGGED FOCUS ON WALKING TECHNIQUES, ALERTNESS, AND CAUTION IN SUBWAYS, ELEVATORS, AND IN CARS. CONFRONTATIONS AND DECISIONS TO RESIST THE RAPIST OR THE MUGGER IS DISCUSSED AS AN IMPORTANT DECISION BY THE VICTIM WHO HAS WEIGHED THE CONSEQUENCES AND DIRECTION OF THE ATTACK IN HIS OR HER HEAD. METHODS OF FIGHTING BACK AND TYPES OF APPROPRIATE 'WEAPONS' ARE SUGGESTED FOR THOSE THAT MAKE THESE DECISIONS. TOURIST RIP-OFF PREVENTION IS COVERED AND INCLUDES ASSURING THAT LUGGAGE IS CARRIED BY OFFICIAL AIR CARRIER EMPLOYEES, GUARDING PASSPORTS, SHOWING SUSPICION TOWARD STRANGERS IN RESORT AREAS, AND KEEPING VALUABLES IN THE HOTEL SAFE. SCREAMING, OTHER NATURAL WEAPONS, AND TECHNIQUES TO OVERCOME CHOKING ARE DESCRIBED TO HELP WOMEN PROTECT THEMSELVES. METHODS OF COPING WITH PICKPOCKETS, PURSE SNATCHERS, AND AUTO AND OTHER THIEVES FOCUS ON PROPER PROPERTY PROTECTION AND CONCEALMENT, ALERTNESS TO THE FAVORITE HAUNTS OF THIEVES AND AWARENESS OF OCCUPATIONAL TECHNIQUES OF THIEVES AND BURGLARS. FEDERAL CRIME INSURANCE IS RECOMMENDED FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS TO PROTECT THEIR PROPERTY, AND TECHNIQUES ARE OUTLINED TO AVOID THE BICYCLE THIEF. PRECAUTIONS FOR CHILDREN IN GUARDING AGAINST THE CHILD MOLESTER AND TYPICAL CONFIDENCE GAMES ARE ALSO DESCRIBED. (WJR)
Index Term(s): Burglary; Campus Security; Child molesters; Confidence game; Crime prevention measures; Motor Vehicle Theft; Mugging; Personal Security/Self Protection; Rape; Self defense; Uniform clothing
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