True Crime Writers - and - Support for Homicide Survivors
February 23, 2011
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone
Many, many people are interested in true crime stories. Kind of like a car wreck, we don't want to see a tragedy but we can't look away. It's human nature! We watch crime shows and read books about murders and missing persons. We sympathize with victims and maybe even try to solve the crimes ourselves. Tonight, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews one of the best crime writers around, Denny Griffin, author of Surviving the Mob, and then speaks with well-known statement analyst and crime blogger Peter Hyatt to find out about what's going on in the crime blogosphere. Then she speaks with Dora Larsen, co-founder of the Support for Survivors of Homicide advocacy group, an important resource for people who’ve suffered the loss of a family member. And, lastly, she’s got a great personal safety product to tell you about—a backpack equipped with a siren alarm and flashing lights to foil abductions, bullying attacks or even just getting lost in the mall.
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!
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.