John ElliottJohn Elliott is a law enforcement veteran who worked for police agencies in Virginia, Rhode Island and Florida, as well as for the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Customs Service. He also spent many years working with Interpol, and was a bomb disposal technician conducting land mine and unexploded military ordnance disposal in
DON’T BE A VICTIM! AN OFFICER’S GUIDE TO PREVENTING CRIME
People are planning for world changing, collapse of society events in droves; from flu pandemics to potential electromagnetic pulses (EMPs). While this is a goal worth pursuing, the odds that any of these events will happen during an individual’s lifetime are dramatically low. The last pandemic on the magnitude of the 1918 “Spanish Flu” was … well, 95 years ago. The closest thing the world has seen to an EMP was the Carrington Event, a solar storm in 1859, 159 years ago. Meanwhile, in the United States alone, a violent crime happens every 1.2 seconds. Violence toward women happens every 7 seconds. Someone has their vehicle stolen every 17 seconds. A mass killing, where four or more people (not including the shooter) are killed, happens about every two weeks. While it is prudent to be prepared for catastrophes that could weaken or destroy a fragile social structure, we should not do so at the expense of guarding ourselves from threats that we are more likely to encounter. Written by a law enforcement veteran who has worked for police agencies across the United States, the U.S. Department of Justice and INTERPOL, Don’t Be a Victim, offers common sense strategies to help prevent crime, protect your home, and keep your family safe from criminals.
This book will educate you on:
- Understanding the minds of criminals, their motivations and patterns of behavior
- Preventive measures to thwart off criminals
- Recognizing common threats, from at home to abroad
- Preventing violent crimes against women, children, and the elderly, including internet crime, physical and sexual abuse and financial exploitation
This comprehensive, yet easy-to-read book also provides helpful information on illegal drugs, carjackings, business and corporate security, and modern day fraud and scams. Don’t Be a Victim is a must read for anyone seeking protection from the many dangers that threaten us every day.
"Crimes happen every few seconds in the United States, this is a simple fact that we have all come to deal with. Everyone has experienced it, and if you haven't yet, odds are definitely against you. More and more common, is the fact that you or someone you know will be the victim of a violent crime. This is, unfortunately, the stark reality of the world today. Nothing against our law enforcement officials, but, chances are, a police officer will only be there to either take statements or clean up the mess afterwards. But this doesn't have to be the case. Arming yourself with knowledge and developing a tactical mindset could be the difference between you or your loved ones becoming victims or victors in such a situation. This usually requires years of training, but John Elliott has teamed with Prepper Press to distill his quarter century as a police officer, and virtually double that as a member of the State Department, bomb tech, and member of Interpol, into a crash course that can teach anyone how to avoid becoming prey to the predators out there.
We start with a discussion on the reality of crime. This is a harsh reminder that many may find hard to stomach, but most need to learn before it becomes too late. Elliott then takes us through burglaries, security, travel both foreign and domestic, theft, scams, road rage, drugs. This is just a short list of all of the subjects he covers, each given the full knowledge he honed over years in the field. Reality based information of this caliber will not only save lives, but decrease the chance that you would ever end up in situations that would lead to crime.
Usually, this is the kind of education you could only get by going to the academy, but Prepper Press has once again done what they do best, place lifesaving skills in the hands of those who want to learn them. Don't Be A Victim is destined to become the definitive text on crime prevention."
- Josh Haney, Amazon Reviewer