Surviving Mass Victim Attacks: What To Do When the Unthinkable Happens

Rowman & Littlefield. Oct. 2018. 224p. ISBN 9781538110874. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781538110881. SOC SCI
OrangeReviewStarSadly, mass victim attacks are becoming more commonplace here at home and abroad. Jackson (Predicting Malicious Behavior: Tools and Techniques To Ensure Global Security), having worked as a research psychologist for the U.S. Secret Service and as a CIA intelligence officer and chief, illustrates a number of ways to heighten our consciousness and be more aware of our surroundings, increasing our chance for survival should the unthinkable occur. He discusses recent and past mass killings, recognizing warning signs, and how to react in different scenarios, such as whether to hide, stay in place, or fight the assailant. Chapters include developing a personal security plan by location, type of assault, and other characteristics specific to the event.
VERDICT This essential instructional manual should be on every library shelf. Highly recommended.
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