Quality: A Total Management Concept: a Philosophical Approach
The focus of this book is threefold: one, to evaluate college campus safety and security procedures; two, to examine potential behavior patterns of the college students which allow predators to target and victimize you as a college student, and three, to provide you the step-by-step guides necessary to live safely as a college student. As you read through the chapters, you will learn to detect the common threads that connect victims and criminals, or predators, as I will address them. Unfortunately, it is a fact of life that college opens windows of opportunity for criminals to commit crimes. You are going to learn how to close those windows here. I will share with you true stories of crimes that have been committed against college students; we will analyze how the opportunity arose for the crime to occur and seek out solutions to prevent it from occurring again. As these stories are told, solutions will become more apparent, and you will become a more safety conscious individual. I will also provide applicable web sites for additional information on specific topics.
College life offers endless opportunities to expand your mind and nurture your soul. To take full advantage of all that college offers, you need to live in peace and safety. The ability to distinguish between safe and unsafe living conditions and to acquire the needed skills to have control of your own personal safety will significantly decrease your chances of becoming a victim of crime, whether it is having your bicycle stolen or something more serious, such as personal assault. Also, if a criminal does target you, the individual choices and abilities you bring to that situation can have a major influence on how you survive that attempt. Enhanced awareness of your environment, knowledge of how criminals operate, and methods of ensuring your personal safety are the tools that you need to become a more safety conscious person. Let us begin!