This book examines the role of deceptive tactics in the criminal victimization process, showing how various forms of manipulative aggression can help disguise dangerous advances. The author approaches crime victimization as the final stage in a purposeful, predictable, dynamic, and progressively dangerous process involving interactions between the target and the aggressor. As they prepare for the attack, aggressors may attempt to distract, confuse, and reduce target resistance. While these tactics provide aggressors certain advantages, they can be recognized, anticipated, and managed. By presenting a framework to identify behaviors of concern early in the process, Kenny shows how preventative action can be taken. Proactive intervention may cause aggressors to withdraw before they are fully committed to and confident in their ability to be successful. Those who take steps to reduce vulnerabilities, limit risky behaviors, and avoid dangerous situations can help prevent themselves from being victimized.
Chapter 1: Stronger Than We Think: More Capable Than We Know
Chapter 2: The Art of Identifying Deception
Chapter 3: Deception and the Process toward Criminal Victimization
Chapter 4: Lurking in the Shadows: Stranger Danger & Target Selection
Chapter 5: "Getting to Know You": Confirming Target Suitability
Chapter 6: Choosing Familiar Targets: The Devils You Wish You Didn't Know
Chapter 7: Enticing the Target: Tactics that Fabricating Trust & Reduce Suspicion
Chapter 8: Setting the Smoke Screen: Tactics that Disguise Criminal Advances
Chapter 9: Preparing for the Attack: Tactics that Establish Control
Chapter 10: Removing the Blindfold: Recognizing Deceptive & Dangerous Advances
Chapter 11: Stopping the Process from Beginning: Avoid Becoming a Target
Chapter 12: Reestablishing the Balance of Power: Responding to Deceptive and Aggressive Tactics
James Kenny is Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA, where he teaches courses on Criminology, Victimology, Risk Reduction, Public Policy, Juvenile Delinquency, White Collar Crime, and Criminal Justice.
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