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NCJ Number: 94343 Find in a Library
Title: Woman's Bible for Survival in a Violent Society
Author(s): T P McGurn; C N Kelly
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 214
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Assoc of Social Workers
Victoria 3121, Australia
Sale Source: Australian Assoc of Social Workers
Box 1059, North Richmond
Victoria 3121,
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The crime prevention techniques outlined in this book are tailored to women's needs and special vulnerabilities, covering basic physical security, how to handle obscene phone calls, sexual harassment, and rape. Self-defense methods that women can learn quickly are explained.
Abstract: The first section addresses security at home and in the immediate neighborhood, with attention to confronting a burglar, neighborhood watch groups, wrong number and obscene telephone calls, securing the home while away, and babysitters. It also discusses whether to install a burglar alarm system, fire hazards, and obtaining adequate homeowners' insurance. Chapters on personal protection away from home consider theft of money and credit cards, con games, automobile security, personal safety while driving, and security at work. Tips to prevent street crime emphasize the importance of being aware of one's surroundings and remaining calm if attacked. Finally, the book gives specific suggestions for dealing with violence, examining the weapons best suited for personal security, handgun ownership responsibilities and requirements, proper training and care of firearms, and tear gas. Also covered are domestic violence, myths about self-defense, rape, and crime prevention for persons with special needs (such as elderly women and college students). The author does not advise the average women to use martial arts, but instead outlines a system of mental and physical self-defense that teaches easily learned striking techniques and escape tactics. Photographs and an index are supplied.
Index Term(s): Female victims; Females; Personal Security/Self Protection; Self defense; Victimization
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