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The Gift of Fear

Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence

By Gavin de Becker
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The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence by Gavin de Becker

The Gift of Fear (1997) provides insight into the mechanisms of fear, explaining how our instincts protect us from criminals by attuning us to universal signals and warning signs. Violence rarely comes out of the blue, and by recognizing some telltale signs, you will be better equipped to keep yourself out of harm's way.

  • Victims of violence or abuse who want to avoid future harm
  • Anyone who has been threatened or is worried about criminals and predators
  • Criminal law experts and lawyers interested in crime prevention

Gavin de Becker is the founder of a security firm that provides services to some of the top government officials in the United States. A pioneer of crime-prevention law, he is a sought-after expert in criminal cases, including the O.J. Simpson trial.

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