Discover gripping true crime stories and the surprising tools you need to keep you and your family safe -- from iconic legal commentator, TV journalist, and New York Times bestselling author Nancy Grace.
Nancy Grace wasn't always the iconic legal commentator we know today. One moment changed her entire future forever: her fiancé Keith was murdered just before their wedding. Driven to deliver justice for other crime victims, Nancy became a felony prosecutor and for a decade, put the "bad guys" behind bars in inner-city Atlanta.
Now, with a new and potentially life-saving book, Nancy puts her crime-fighting expertise to work to empower you stay safe in the face of daily dangers. Packed with practical advice and invaluable prevention tips, Don't Be a Victim shows you how to:
Fend off threats of assaults, car-jack and home invasionDefend yourself against online stalking, computer hackers and financial fraudstersStay safe in your own home, at school and other public settings like parking garages, elevators and campsitesProtect yourself while shopping, driving and even on vacation
With insights on so many potential threats, you'll be empowered to protect yourself and your children at home and in the world at large by being proactive! Nancy's crime-fighting expertise helps keep you, your family, and those you love out of harm's way.
In the introduction to this sensible guide on how to avoid becoming a crime victim from TV legal commentator Grace (Objection! with Diane Clehane), with an assist from Hassan (Cheech Is Not My Real Name with Cheech Marin), Grace says that in college her dream was to teach Shakespeare. All that changed when her fianc was murdered, and crime became a part of her life, first as a criminal attorney then in television and as a legal analyst. In the first section, she cites the notorious 1991 case of 11-year-old Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped while walking alone to a school bus stop and held captive for 18 years, before giving such commonsense tips for child safety as walking one's child to the bus stop and waiting for the bus, along with less obvious precautions like making sure one's child's clothing doesn't have strings or straps that an abductor can grab on to. Later sections address protecting your children (from threats including malevolent babysitters and cyber threats), protecting yourself (such as from elevator assaults and driving dangers), protecting the elderly, and more. Readers will find most of her advice familiar, such as to lie down and be still if you can't escape a mass shooting, but Grace's conversational tone makes for easy reading. Those concerned with personal safety will find comfort and practical advice.