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Soft Targets: A Woman's Guide to Survival
     

Soft Targets: A Woman's Guide to Survival

by Detective Michael Varnado
 

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ISBN-10: 1589801989

ISBN-13: 2901589801980

Pub. Date: 10/31/2004

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated

Varnado is the Louisiana detective who solved the murder case on which the movie Dead Men Walking (1995) is based. His first book, Victims of Dead Men Walking, was a response to Sister Helen Prejean's argument against capital punishment. Here he presents case examples of various types of violence against women, and tips and resources to avoid becoming a victim.

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Varnado is the Louisiana detective who solved the murder case on which the movie Dead Men Walking (1995) is based. His first book, Victims of Dead Men Walking, was a response to Sister Helen Prejean's argument against capital punishment. Here he presents case examples of various types of violence against women, and tips and resources to avoid becoming a victim. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901589801980
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/31/2004
Pages:
240

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments9
Author's Note11
Prologue15
Part IPredators
Chapter 1Predators at a Glance23
Chapter 2The Predator's First Victim24
Chapter 3The Predator Strikes a Second Time29
Chapter 4The Release of a Predator32
Chapter 5The Predator Learns to Kill38
Chapter 6At the Point of Abduction49
Chapter 7Linda Magee52
Chapter 8Interview with a Purse Snatcher61
Chapter 9Fight or Flight?68
Chapter 10Dancing with the Devil73
Chapter 11Internet Dating79
Chapter 12Date Rape84
Chapter 13Dorothy Jenkins89
Part IIDomestic Violence
Chapter 14The Heartbreak of Domestic Violence95
Chapter 15Deputy Denver Miller96
Chapter 16Murder by Ambush105
Chapter 17James Brumfield and Susan Detillier109
Chapter 18The Killing of Hal Slade116
Chapter 19Through the Eyes of a Killer128
Chapter 20Virgil, James, and Brenda132
Chapter 21Janice Pittman and Mark Quinn135
Chapter 22Pumpkin140
Chapter 23Sam146
Chapter 24Killed by the Ones We Love151
Part IIIInfamous Crimes
Chapter 25Notorious157
Chapter 26Crimes of Derrick Todd Lee159
Chapter 27A Washington Parish Murder Mystery165
Chapter 28The Video Poker Murders177
Part IVOther Soft Targets
Chapter 29Not Just Women187
Chapter 30Overkill189
Chapter 31Stand Brave192
Chapter 32The Fishermen195
Chapter 33Ghost and Tadpole199
Chapter 34The Killing of Richard Spears203
Chapter 35My Brother's Keeper208
Chapter 36Seek, and Ye Shall Find211
Part VAdvice from the Professionals
Chapter 37Commonsense Advice217
Chapter 38Advice from the FBI222
Chapter 39Violent Crime Statistics225
Chapter 40Refuse to Become a Victim228
Chapter 41Contact Information for Support and Self-Help235
Epilogue238

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