Spotting a Dangerous Man - and - Prison Coach: The Last Stop Before Hell

March 11, 2010
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone

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Episode Description

First up, more about abusive relationships. This week the focus is on preventing them in the first place. Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone talks with psychopathologist and lecturer Sandra Brown, author of How to Spot a Dangerous Man, about how to break the pattern women, especially, have of going from one abusive or unhealthy relationship to another. Then, Susan speaks with prison coach Steven Oberfest. When socialites, professional athletes and high profile white collar criminals get convicted of crimes, he’s the man they call upon before those prison gates slam shut to learn how to cope with life behind bars. The last stop before hell, he calls it. We've also got our WebSleuths gal, Tricia Griffith, with us to talk about what's hot on the true crime forums this week; and we’ll try to "Catch a Criminal" with Lt. Thomas Kern, from the Central Indiana Crime Stoppers group, who's also the Board President of Crime Stoppers USA.

Crime Prevention 101

Crime Prevention 101

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Welcome to Crime Prevention 101, the Personal Safety radio show with an optimistic perspective on a sober subject. Get set for personal safety stories that demand to be heard whether heartbreaking, infuriating or just plain weird; learn about hot crime topics and people who are making the headlines; and find out about the trends and legal developments that are going to impact your life, either positively or negatively, in the future. Most importantly, be empowered and inspired by success stories about people who've fought off an attacker or deterred a crime. You’ll also get a chance to address your own personal safety concerns, either by phone or e-mail. So, tune in to “Crime Prevention 101.” It'd be a crime not to listen!

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Susan Bartelstone

Susan Bartelstone

Talking the talk because she's walked the walk! Years ago, Susan Bartelstone had a bad break-up with a guy, complete with physical and emotional bruises, and determined to learn how to protect herself. Today, she's a certified Crime Prevention Specialist and personal safety expert, with 17 years combined training in WWII Combatives, self defense and martial arts. Along the way, she deterred five extremely dangerous criminal encounters, fought her way out of a surprise attack and, for more than 18 years, from such organizations as American Express, the U.S. Post Office and the Livery Cab Owners Coalition of New York.. Author of Think Fast and Prevent a Violent Crime: How to Respond to Danger in 20 Seconds (or Less!), which is based on her own experiences, she’s been featured in a long and varied list of media, including the “Today Show,” “America’s Most Wanted” and Self Magazine.

Over the years, she’s helped thousands of people solve their personal safety dilemmas with her personal safety programs and her practical advice—which stresses the many opportunities you have to avoid or defuse a criminal encounter and how to use your brains instead of your muscles in a fight.

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