Defense Against Crime

15/09/2009

Spotting a Bad Guy

Filed under: Crime Prevention — peppereyes @ 3:39 PM
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annie_le(1)A medical examiner positively identified the body found stuffed in a wall in a Yale University lab as the missing grad student Annie Le Monday. The medical examiner’s office listed the cause of death as homicide, but withheld the exact manner in which Le died.

 While this is just another tragedy, and lost of questions are going through the minds of her loved ones, there is one question that we should all be concerned about?  Could she have prevented this?  Most of the time, crime happens to us with the same predictability of being in a traffic accident, and yet other times there are some tell-tale signs. 

 Since the propose of the blog is to provide you with the knowledge to help keep you safer in an uncertain world, you need to know that there are two types of security risks we need to be concerned about, or three things we need to be aware of. The first is what we could call the ‘bad’ acquaintance. This is someone we know or think we know, or with who we’ve had some type of sociable contact with, who for whatever reason betrays violates our trusts and takes advantage of us. Situations with the ‘bad’ acquaintance can include anything from theft, to date rape and even domestic violence. The crimes that they commit can be caused not only from bad judgment and bad character but also fueled by the influence of some mind altering substance such as alcohol or drugs.  The actions of these ‘bad’ acquaintances are for the most part caused by a series of bad choices throughout their lives for which the person has not deemed them as immoral or bad.

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There are some tell-tale signs for identifying the ‘Bad’ acquaintance

  • Look for changes in the eyes. Are they becoming narrower? Darting about?
  • Look for any behavior that seems inappropriate for the given situation – too loud, too quiet, not participating or interacting with others.
  • Watch for changes in their facial expressions. Does it become meaner or show increasing signs of stress? Does the person look dazed and show no expression at all?
  • Watch for aggressive hand movements accompanying verbal outbursts.
  • Look for the person who seemed either to be preoccupied or nervous.
  • Listen for abrupt changes in tone of voice. Does it become either louder or unnaturally quiet?
  • Listen for what the person is saying and how they are saying it.

 

The second type of ‘bad’ acquaintance is the thug or the experienced criminal who makes a living or gets a thrill committing crimes. The damage they cause can be either physical or material (theft), but this is the mindset of the person.

These types of persons feed of causing trouble with your body and mind and will stop at nothing to achieve their objective. These people tend to be very cleaver and are preying on you unsuspecting and unsecure nature. The best way to be victimized by this type of person is to

  1.  brag about something valuable you have
  2.  being unaware of your surroundings

 This type of person is a little harder to detect than the first, because he has been working on perfecting his craft.  However here are a few signs to look out for.

  • In appropriate facial language, such as a blank stare when everyone else is in a good mood.
  • Inappropriate dress. For example, a long coat on a hot day, possibly concealing a weapon. Stocking caps over the face are a dead give away.
  • Shifty or unfocused eyes. They seem to be on the edge, sweating while standing still (unless of course they are in the south in the summer)
  • Inappropriate actions, such as just watching people not participating in what is going on around them. They are scouting for prey or waiting for a partner to act.

 

 

Are you prepared with the knowledge, confidence and tools to protect yourself when the need arises?  Instead of feeling frightened, you can feel empowered if you have the right tools and the knowledge on how to protect yourself.
In today’s society being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.
 
PepperEyes.com is dedicated meeting your safety needs by assisting those people who are unwilling to become a victim and are taking personal responsibility to protect themselves, and their families with our pepper spray, stun guns, and other personal security products
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