Spotting Danger Before It Spots You

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<p>Continuing on the path of <i>The Gift of Fear</i> (Gavin deBecker) <i>Spotting Danger Before It Spots You</i> is geared towards the average citizen who at any moment could find themselves faced with a violent encounter but may lack the training needed to detect the situation early or react to it appropriately.</p>
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<li>Written in a manner that can be easily understood by the average citizen who may lack any formal training in the areas of situational awareness and personal safety.</li>
<li>Not everyone carries a gun or studies martial arts, that&rsquo;s why this book focuses on the skillsets necessary to detect and avoid violent encounters.</li>
<li>Breaks the information into three easy to follow phases. Phase one increases the readers understanding of predatory mindset and violence. Phase two walks the reader through the development of proper situational awareness. Phase three provides the reader with the methods for implementing what they&rsquo;ve learned, and instructions for how to increase their level of personal security.</li>
<li>Criminals pick their victims (soft targets) in under a minute and base it largely on the victim&rsquo;s body language. Learn to change body language and be seen as a hard target.</li>
<li>The author is someone who has traveled the world as a government agent (a federal air marshal) and made a career of situational awareness.</li>
<li>Foreword written by best-selling author and violence expert Lt. Col. Dave Grossman.</li>
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<p><b>Crime Facts</b></p>
<ul>
<li>1.2 million violent crimes were committed in the US in 2018. (Source: FBI&rsquo;s Uniform Crime Report)</li>
<li>1 in every 253 US citizens were a victim of a violent crime in 2017. (Source: FBI&rsquo;s Crime Data Explorer)</li>
<li>50% of violent crimes happen outside the victim&rsquo;s home. (Source: FBI&rsquo;s Crime Data Explorer)</li>
<li>Male offenders make up 80% of violent crimes in 2017. (Source: FBI&rsquo;s Crime Data Explorer)</li>
<li>Women are victimized 48% of the time in 2017. (Source: FBI&rsquo;s Crime Data Explorer)</li>
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<p><b>ACKNOWLEDGMENTS</b></p>
<p><b>FOREWORD </b></p>
<p><b>INTRODUCTION </b></p>
<p><b>PHASE ONE – Understand the threat </b></p>
<p>Chapter 1: The basics of predatory behavior</p><ul>
<li>1.1 How predators choose their targets – The seven-second PROD</li>
<li>1.2 Perception</li>
<li>1.3 Risk</li>
<li>1.4 Observable value</li>
<li>1.5 Defenses</li>
<li>1.6 Think Like a Predator </li>
<li>Situational Awareness in Action: The Foiled Millennium Terror Plot</li>
<li>Exercise: Target Selection</li>
<li>Key Points</li></ul>
<p>Chapter 2: Conducting a self-assessment</p><ul>
<li>2.1 Who would target you?</li>
<li>2.2 What do they want?</li>
<li>2.3 When would they strike?</li>
<li>2.4 Where would they strike?</li>
<li>2.5 Start Thinking Like a Protector</li>
<li>Situational Awareness in Action: The Attempted Time Square Bombing</li>
<li>Exercise: Using the Self-Assessment</li>
<li>Key Points</li></ul>
<p><b>PHASE TWO – Build your situational awareness</b></p>
<p>Chapter 3: The basics of awareness</p><ul>
<li>3.1 Defining the threat – Perception vs. Reality</li>
<li>3.2 The levels of awareness</li>
<li>3.3 Understanding the Reactionary Gap</li>
<li>Situational Awareness in Action: Joey Grundl’s Big Delivery</li>
<li>Exercise: The What-If Game</li>
<li>Key Points</li></ul>
<p>Chapter 4: The next level of awareness – Comprehend, Identify, and Anticipate</p><ul>
<li>4.1 Comprehend the situation</li>
<li>4.2 Identify what’s important</li>
<li>4.3 Anticipate outcomes</li>
<li>4.4 The Role of Intuition</li>
<li>Situational Awareness in Action: Ten-Year-Old Danny DiPietro</li>
<li>Exercise: Environmental KIMs Games</li>
<li>Key Points</li></ul>
<p><b>PHASE THREE – Develop personal defenses</b></p>
<p>Chapter 5: What comes next</p><ul>
<li>5.1 Establishing a basis for action</li>
<li>5.2 Avoidance – The safest option</li>
<li>5.3 Escape</li>
<li>5.4 De-escalation</li>
<li>5.5 Confrontation</li>
<li>Situational Awareness in Action: Lee Parker’s Backpack</li>
<li>Exercise: Route Planning</li>
<li>Key Points</li></ul>
<p>Chapter 6: Reinforcing your defenses</p><ul>
<li>6.1 Improving mindset</li>
<li>6.2 Minimizing distractions</li>
<li>6.3 Controlling fear</li>
<li>6.4 Building Confidence</li>
<li>Situational Awareness in Action: Julianne Moore Stops a Kidnapper</li>
<li>Exercise: Counting Drills</li>
<li>Key Points</li></ul>
<p>Chapter 7: Putting It All Together</p><ul>
<li>Situational Awareness in Action: Uber Hero Keith Avila</li>
<li>Exercise: Six Steps to Spotting Trouble</li>
<li>Key Points</li></ul>
<p><b>CONCLUSION</b></p>
<p><b>APPENDIX</b></p>
<p><b>ABOUT THE AUTHOR</b></p>

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Date de parution 01 mai 2020
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EAN13 9781594397387
Langue English

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