How to Protect Yourself from Crime

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This is the most complete guide to self-protection available. Written and revised by the president of one of the world's largest security service companies, this valuable guide will show you and your family how to be safer at home, on the road, at work, and even on vacation.
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Overview

This is the most complete guide to self-protection available. Written and revised by the president of one of the world's largest security service companies, this valuable guide will show you and your family how to be safer at home, on the road, at work, and even on vacation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809242443
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary
  • Publication date: 4/1/1990
  • Edition description: 3rd ed., rev. and updated
  • Pages: 416

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Pt. 1 Security in Your Home
1 Doors and Windows 3
2 Interior Security 17
3 Alarm Systems 31
4 Your Telephone 41
5 Your Dog 49
6 Service Employees and Invited Strangers 53
7 Lighting Your Home 59
8 Outside Security 65
9 Home Security During Vacations 71
10 Special Tips for Apartment Dwellers 77
11 Special Occasions Mean Special Risks 86
Pt. 2 Security Away from Home
12 Vehicle Security and Carjacking 95
13 Security in the Streets 112
14 Security While Shopping 126
15 Security in the Workplace 143
16 Vacations, Business Trips, and Traveling 156
17 Moving to Another Community 172
Pt. 3 Family Security
18 Family Violence 181
19 Security for Infants and Young Children 200
20 Security for Older Children and Teenagers 211
21 Drug and Alcohol Abuse and the Family 225
22 Compulsive Gambling and the Family 238
Pt. 4 Community Security
23 Neighborhood Crime Prevention 247
24 School and Campus Security 258
25 Security in Hospitals and Nursing Homes 266
26 Elderly Victims of Crime 276
27 Consumer Fraud, Con-Artists, and Con-Games 282
28 Investment Fraud and White-Collar Crime 295
Pt. 5 Protection from Violent Crimes
29 Defenses Against Rape 311
30 Acquaintance Rape and Campus Sexual Assault 326
31 Sexual Harassment and Stalking 337
32 Robbery Prevention and Defense 346
33 Arson, Vandalism, and Hate Crimes 352
34 Murder 361
Pt. 6 Corporate Security
35 Kidnapping and Extortion Problems 369
36 Terrorism, Bombs, and Bomb Threats 378
37 Computer and High-Tech Crime 386
Pt. 7 The Criminal Justice System
38 The Criminal Justice System: Victims, Witnesses, Jurors 401
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