Stopping the Process from Beginning: Avoid Becoming a Target

  • James F. KennyEmail author


It is difficult to stop someone who is committed to and has attained the means and access to commit the crime. It is easier to stop them before they get to that point. Those individuals that take steps to be unnoticed, unwanted, and unreachable by criminals may not be deemed worthy targets. Those who avoid dangerous situations and contributing to the criminal victimization process may cause aggressors to focus their attention elsewhere. Individuals can make themselves undesirable targets by limiting their vulnerabilities, accessibility, high-risk activities, and rewards. In addition, they can increase the perceived risks of an attack by developing strategies to protect themselves and detect a criminal advance.


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  1. 1.Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityTeaneckUSA

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