Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The hallmarks of a sexual predator

It' never as "random" as we might be led to believe

The term "random violence" is often being used by media and police alike - also in reference to sexual assaults on women.

As we have discussed previously, this hardly is a precise description at all, given the simple fact that most of these assaults have patterns to them. These patterns may not always be seen or understood by us, the intended victims.

A criminal will, in all but the very rare exceptions, use the same pattern (or M.O. - modus oparandi/method of operating) again and again. This fact may be the best self-defense tip ever presented...

Know your enemy

What would you do if you had a strong sense of trouble brewing on the horizon? You would try to prevent that situation from happening, right? At least I know I would :-) Like the saying goes: Prevention is always the best cure!

So, by arming ourselves with knowledge about how these creeps and sexual predators go about doing what they do, we can increase the likelihood of becoming a victim.

The pattern of "hallmarks"

Recently, southwalesargus.co.uk ran an article about one such sexual predator, being on trial accused of attacking four women between 1986 and 2007. Jury members in the trial reportedly heard of a pattern of "hallmarks" which ran through the offences.

In her closing statement, the case prosecutor told the court significant similarities lay in the evidence given by each of the four alleged victims. She said there is "a pattern from beginning to end" relating to the circumstances of the attacks, the defendant's behaviour while committing the offences and the detail and nature of the allegations.

Now, I'm not in any way suggesting that these victims could easily have avoided the assaults. First of all that would be very similar to blaming the victim. Secondly, I don't know enough about the patterns of this individual.

What I am saying is that the perpetrators often have clearly identifiable pattern - a way they go about committing their crimes. Furthermore, there are not an infinite numbers of patterns...

Learning how to identify the assault patterns

Luckily there is a way to learn more about this - without training self-defense or martial arts for years (whic happens to be a good idea, by the way :), or indeed breaking the bank or taking up too much of your time.

The free reports/newsletter found at 'Women Can' will help you identify these patterns in a no-frills, easy to understand and implement, way.

Together with the e-book series - also found at the same page - you should be fast on you way to understand more about how the criminals operate and what you can do to avoid being a victim of a sexual crime.

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