Gift of Fear Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

ISBN-10: 0316235024

ISBN-13: 9780316235020

Edition: N/A

Authors: Gavin De Becker

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Book details

List price: $30.99
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 6/1/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Gavin de Becker is a personal security expert and leading authority on crime and violence predictions. De Becker was the Director of the Special Services Group during Reagan's presidency, and also served on the President's Advisory Board at the U. S. Department of Justice and on the domestic Violence Council Advisory Board. He wrote The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence, a book about trusting instincts in order to avoid dangerous situations. De Becker has written many articles and papers about his expertise and has appeared on such TV shows as The Larry King Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and 60 Minutes. De Becker was appointed to the President's Advisory Board at the U.S. Department of Justice twice and he served for two years on the Governor's Advisory Board at the California Department of Mental Health. He is a senior fellow at the UCLA School of Public Policy. As a consultant to government agencies, major corporations, and media figures, he has handled more than 25,000 cases. His firm, Gavin De Becker Incorporated, maintains files containing in excess of 350,000 pieces of material of threatening and obsessive communications. De Becker has been an expert witness in several high-profile legal cases, such as the O.J. Simpson case, the case against the assailant of actress Theresa Saldana, and the case against the murderer of actress Rebecca Schaeffer. De Becker's book, The Gift of Fear, has been published in 14 languages.

In the Presence of Danger
The Technology of Intuition
The Academy of Prediction
Survival Signals
Imperfect Strangers
High-Stakes Predictions
Promises to Kill (Understanding threats)
Persistence, Persistence (Dealing with people who refuse to let go)
Occupational Hazards (Violence in the workplace)
Intimate Enemies (Domestic violence)
"I Was Trying to Let Him Down Easy" (Date stalking)
Fear of Children (Violent children)
Better to Be Wanted by the Police Than Not to Be Wanted at All (Attacks against public figures)
Extreme Hazards
The Gift of Fear
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Appendixes
Recommended Reading
Index
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