Emily Stone’s Crime Watch Tip — (Personal Safety)

Posted: June 13, 2011 in Crime Watch Tips
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Emily Stone has some interesting ways that she fights back against crime and injustice in Compulsion and Dead Game.  She has been known to fight with punches and kicks, but she also has an uncanny ability to infer subtle clues in order to track child pedophiles and killers.

What are victim’s options when suddenly confronted or threatened by a criminal predator? 

Interestingly, there are guidelines that the FBI suggests if you are confronted in a crime situation along with a couple of other options that I’d like to share.  I think Emily has exhibited all but one of these guidelines. 

1.                  Posturing

If you show that you’re confident and would be a possible tough target, predators will generally wait for an easier target.  Be aware of your surroundings and know where you are going.  Never look unsure about your next move. This can be a signal to a predator.  Stand up straight and look ahead and subtly around you.  Confidence can carry you a long way to safety. 

2.                  Outsmarting

Sometimes it may be possible to verbally diffuse a situation and maneuver yourself to an escape route.  This requires a cool head and the ability to surmise a situation.  This may not be the best technique for everyone, but it definitely has its place in some situations.   

3.                  Fleeing

This technique falls under our primal reaction to danger as the “fight or flight” mechanism.  It may seem obvious that you should run away from danger, but it might not be possible under certain conditions.

4.                  Surrendering

This technique may be implemented if you see an opportunity to escape at a later moment or fight.

5.                  Fighting

This has been referred to as “stun and run”.  Basically you fight with everything you have in order to escape the situation. 

It’s not always easy to know what you’re going to do in any given situation, but you should be vigilante, aware, and confident.

Blog: www.authorjenniferchase.com/
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Crime Watch Blog: www.emilystonecrimewatch.wordpress.com/
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Books: Compulsion = Dead Game = Silent Partner = Screenwriting

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