Crime @ the Beach: Solving Your Summer Reading Dilemma

July 8, 2010
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone

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Episode Description

It's summer in the City -- perfect weather for lounging at the beach with something great to read. Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone is finally going on a LONG vacation but still doesn't know what books to take with her. So she's invited some of her favorite authors to come on the show, and maybe they can help us all put our beach reading list together. First up, we've got former prosecutor and TV crime analyst Robin Sax talking about the Joran van der Sloot case and THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. Then, journalist Candace Dempsey gives us a front row seat at the lurid Amanda Knox trial in MURDER IN ITALY. Next, the devilish Burl Barer discusses THE SAINT; and Caitlin Rother speaks about her NAKED ADDICTION. If it's hot outside, take a refreshing dip in the literary pool with Crime Prevention 101 tonight. Have a great summer; catch up on past shows via iTunes; and we'll see you in the Fall.

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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