Think Safe: Practical Measures to Increase Security at Home, at Work, and Throughout Life

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Cameo Publications, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 168 pages
What You Need to Know to Live a Safe, Secure Life
In today's society, predators lurk in unexpected places, but awareness is the first step in preventing personal attacks, burglaries, workplace violence, and other crimes.

Think Safe shows you how to:

Ensure the safety of your children, from before birth, through school, and into college and adulthood, with straightforward advice and prevention strategies;

Protect yourself and your loved ones against common, but often unforeseen, scams and swindles;

Find help and support for such issues as domestic violence, sexual harassment, personal attacks, identity theft, and elder abuse;

Identify and act on potentially violent behaviors in your employees and coworkers;

Assess the security of your home and neighborhood with an industry professional Residential Security Survey.
 

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Contents

PREFACE XVII
19
SELECTION IS A LENGTHY PROCESS
32
TEENAGE DEPRESSION
47
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR WOMEN
59
RAPE TRAUMA
73
FINANCIAL FIDUCIARY ABUSE
84
CREDIT AND CHARGE CARD FRAUDTHEFT
97
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AT WORK
107
CONSUMER FRAUD
121
WEAPONS FOR DEFENSE
135
CARJACKING
137
DOORS
150
CONCLUSION
164
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

As president and CEO of a full-service investigative and security consulting firm in San Jose, California, James McGrew has over thirty years of experience in planning, implementing, and managing security programs in both the public and private sectors. After serving as a law enforcement officer, Jim worked in management and security for several different companies. He worked his way up through the ranks, and eventually became a high-level manager of a Fortune 500 company.
During his corporate career, Jim developed his
ability to evaluate and execute investigative assignments. His techniques are designed to fit the needs and styles of corporate entities, such as human resources, legal departments, and top tier management. Jim has used his experience to develop effective protocols and successfully teamed with other senior level managers to investigate fraud, theft, conflicts of interest, and other ethical violations of domestic and international scope.
Stressing the value and implementation of risk assessment, Jim has
applied his expertise to corporate security, high-tech manufacturing, health care safety and security, and corporate investigations. His pro-active management programs have successfully addressed violence in the workplace, travel safety, emergency action and contingency plans, and other vital security issues.
Jim is a Certified Protection Professional, a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Private Investigator licensed by the State of California, and he earned his Masters degree in Administration of Justice from San Jose State.

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