CRIME TRIANGLE - more control over you 5 MAKE YOURSELF A...

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CRIME TRIANGLE Desire Ability Opportunity Principles of Awareness (6 Basic Principles): Also known as the “common threads that bind personal safety awareness issues together” 1. THE BAD GUYS DON’T ALL LOOK THE SAME… 2. CRIME CAN HAPPEN ANY PLACE, ANY TIME Superman Syndrome The “mind set” of small town or college community residents Most stranger rapes occur early moning/ late afternoon 3. TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS Your instincts are one of your best personal safety features Strange feeling about a person or a place Always trust your instincts WHEN UNCOMFORTABLE WITH A PERSON OR A SITUATION, DISTANCE  YOURSELF 4. DON’T BE SORRY! BE ASSERTIVE!
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It is natural to be nice, polite, and even apologetic. This can give you a weak  appearance. The weaker you become, the more vulnerable you become. A perpetrator may tell you that he is not going to hurt you. This is his way of gaining 
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Unformatted text preview: more control over you. 5. MAKE YOURSELF A TOUGH TARGET! • Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings • Make eye contact with people • Communicate the message that you’re calm, confident, and know where you’re going… • Be cautious about divulging personal information on the internet • Don’t leave parties or clubs with people you don’t know • Familiarize yourself with the sex offenders in your community www.txdps.state.tx.us 6. NO GUARANTEED OUTCOMES • All situations are different • What works for you, may not work for someone else • Everyone’s capabilities are different • We will react differently in different situations • The bad guys all react and think differently • Should you submit or resist?...
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