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NCJ Number: 81625 Find in a Library
Title: It Can Happen to You
Author(s): S Sailor
Corporate Author: H G Peters and Co, Inc
United States of America
Project Director: V Scarza
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: H G Peters and Co, Inc

National Rifle Assoc
Washington, DC 20036
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Jeanne Bray, a member of the police force of Columbus, Ohio, and a nationally recognized authority on personal safety, discusses ways in which women can protect themselves from becoming victims of crime.
Abstract: Six examples of women and girls making mistakes, either through carelessness or ignorance, are shown to portray the idea that anyone can become a crime victim. All the women become victims -- some are beaten and robbed and some just lose their sense of personal security without being physically attacked. Officer Bray analyzes these examples to show where the victims made their errors. She lists commonsense safety precautions, such as keeping car doors locked and car windows closed; not walking in dark areas at night; not inviting trouble by acting provocatively, either intentionally, or unintentionally; and not speaking to strangers. She emphasizes that women should think ahead, be prepared (such as having car keys ready before getting to the car), and react quickly. In addition, ways of fighting off an attacker are shown which will enable a woman to run from the criminal or attract assistance.
Index Term(s): Personal Security/Self Protection; Self defense
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