Recommended Reading

The authors listed below in this bibliography influenced this website, especially Detective J.J. Bittenbinder, Gavin de Becker, Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, Ira Lipman, Al Marrewa, Captain Robert Snow, and Sgt. Sanford Strong.

• Belle, Deborah - The After-School Lives Of Children: Alone and With Others While Parents Work - Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
• Bailey, Gwen - Adopt the Perfect Dog: A Practical Guide to Choosing and Training an Adult Dog – Octopus
• Baker, Mark - Cops: Their Lives In Their Own Words - Pocket Books
• Bittenbinder, J.J. Detective - Tough Target: the Street-Smart Guide to Staying Safe - Running Press
• Chaiet, Donna and Russell, Francine - The Safe Zone: A Kid’s Guide to Personal Safety - Morrow Junior Books
• Danylewich, Paul Henry - Fearless: The Complete Personal Safety Guide for Women - University of Toronto Press
• De Becker, Gavin - The Gift Of Fear: Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence - Little, Brown & Co.
• De Becker, Gavin - Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe - Dial
• Douglas, John E. and Olshaker, Mark - The Anatomy of Motive: The FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Explores the Key to Understanding and Catching Violent Criminals - Scribner
• Ekman, Paul, PhD - Telling Lies: Clues to Deceit in the Marketplace, Politics, and Marriage - W.W. Norton
• Elffers, Joost and Greene, Robert - The 48 Laws of Power - Viking Press
• Elgin, Suzette Haden - The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense - Barnes & Noble Books
• Fletcher, Connie - What Cops Know: Today's Police Tell the Inside Story of their work on America's Streets - Pocket Books
• Fox, James Alan and Levin, Jack - Overkill: Mass Murder and Serial Killing Exposed - Dell
• Girard, Linda Walvoord and Pate, Rodney - My Body Is Private - (ages 4-8) - Albert Whitman
• Gladwell, Malcolm - The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference - Little Brown
• Goleman, Daniel, PhD - Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ - Bantam
• Gross, Linden - Surviving A Stalker: Everything You Need To Know To Keep Yourself Safe - Marlowe & Co.
• Grossman, Lt. Col. Dave - On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society - Back Bay Books. Also see
• Hart, Benjamin L. The Perfect Puppy: How To Choose Your Dog By Its Behavior - W.H. Freeman
• Fisher Roger; Ury, William; and Patton, Bruce - Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In - Penguin
• Huber, Craig and Paul, Don - Secure from Crime - Path Finder Publications
• Jacobson, John and Gottman, Neil S. When Men Batter Women: New Insights into Ending Abusive Relationships - Simon & Schuster
• Keegan, John - The History of Warfare - Greenburger
• Kinder, Gary - Victim: The Other Side of Murder - Atlantic Monthly Press
• Larsen, John, MD and Rodriguez, Carol, JD - Road Rage to Road Wise: A Simple Step-by-Step Program to Help You Understand and Curb Road Rage in Yourself and Others - Thomas Doherty & Associates
• Lindquist, Scott - The Date Rape Prevention Book: the Essential Guide - Sourcebooks
• Lipman, Ira A. How to Protect Yourself from Crime: The Most Comprehensive Guide to Safeguarding Yourself, Your Family, Your Home, and Your Business - Reader’s Digest Association
• Lonsdale, Mark V. CQB (Close Quarter Battle): A Guide to Unarmed Combat and Close Quarter Shooting - Contact at
• Mactire, Sean - Malicious Intent: A Writer’s Guide to How Murderers, Robbers, Rapists, and Other Criminals Think - Writer’s Digest Books
• Marrewa, Al - The Feminine Warrior: A Woman’s Guide to Verbal, Psychological, and Physical Empowerment - Kensington
• McCaughey, Martha, PhD - Real Knockouts: the Physical Feminism of Women’s Self-Defense - NYU Press
• McClure, Lynne PhD - Risky Business: Managing Employee Violence in the Workplace - Haworth Press
• Michaud, Stephen G. - The Evil That Men Do: FBI Profiler Roy Hazelwood's Journey into the Minds of Sexual Predators - St. Martins Press
• Pelton, Robert; Aral, Coskun; and Dulles, Wink - The World’s Most Dangerous Places - Fielding Worldwide
• Pincus, Jonathan MD Base Instinct: What Makes Killers Kill? - W.W. Norton & Company
• Quigley, Paxton - Armed & Female: Twelve Million American Women Own Guns, Should You? - St. Martins
• Ramsland, Katherine PhD The Human Predator: A Historical Chronicle of Serial Murder and Forensic Investigation - Berkley
• Rich, Curt - Drive to Survive! - MBI
• Ressler, Robert K. and Shachtman, Tom - Whoever Fights Monsters: My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI - St. Martin’s Press
• Rhodes, Richard - Why They Kill: The Discoveries of a Maverick Criminologist - Knopf
• Samenow, Stanton E. PhD - Straight Talk About Criminals: Understanding and Treating Antisocial Individuals - Aronson
• Salter, Anna C. PhD - Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, and Other Sex Offenders – Who They Are, How They Operate and How We Can Protect Ourselves and Our Children - Basic Books
• Snortland, Ellen - Beauty Bites Beast: Awakening the Warrior Within Women and Girls - Trilogy Books
• Snow, Robert L. Captain - Stopping a Stalker: A Cop’s Guide to Making the System Work - Plenum
• Snow, Robert L. Captain - Protecting Your Life, Home, and Property: A Cop Shows You How - Plenum Press
• Strong, Sanford - Strong on Defense: Survival Rules to Protect You and Your Family (by a S.W.A.T. instructor) - Pocket Books
• Stuber, Robert - Missing! and Safe Escape -
• Swan, Sheila and Laufer, Peter - Safety and Security for Women Who Travel - Travelers' Tales
• Tegner, Bruce and McGrath, Alice - Self-defense for Your Child - Thor
• Tyska, Louis A. and Fennelly, Lawrence J. - 150 Things You Should Know About Security - Butterworth
• United States Army - Field Manual No. 22-51 - Leaders' Manual for Combat Stress Control - Chapters 1-3
• United States Marine Corps - CQB (Close Quarter Battle) Manual for Hand-to-Hand Combat
• Vachss, Alice - Sex Crimes: Ten years on the Front Lines Prosecuting Rapists and Confronting Their Collaborators - Henry Holt (Owl)
• Vincent, Bambi and Arno, Bob - Travel Advisory: How to Avoid Thefts, Cons, and Street Scams While Traveling - Bonus Books - available at
• Vronsky, Peter - Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters - Berkley
• Wagner, Jan - Raising Safe Kids in an Unsafe World: 30 Simple Ways to Prevent Your Child from Becoming Lost, Abducted or Abused - Avon Books
• Wooden, Kenneth - Child Lures: What Every Parent and Child Should Know About Preventing Sexual Abuse and Abduction - Summit Publishing Group
• Zimring, Franklin E. and Hawkins, Gordon J. - Crime Is Not the Problem: Lethal Violence in America - Oxford University Press

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