Bystander Intervention: Helping Friends Recognize and Address Deceptive Advances

  • James F. KennyEmail author


Victims of crime may experience devastating physical, emotional, psychological, financial, and quality-of-life injuries. As sad as it is to consider the initial suffering, it is tragic to think that many of these victims will have their wounds reopened. Despite the willingness of criminal justice professionals, crime victim advocates, school counselors, and workplace officials to help, survivors may not trust or feel comfortable discussing very personal matters with them. While these targets may be willing to accept help from friends, coworkers, and classmates, these individuals may be reluctant to get involved if they are not sure of what they can or should do. This chapter will discuss strategies to help third parties intervene safely, effectively, and compassionately.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityTeaneckUSA

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