Crime Signals: How to Spot a Criminal Before You Become a Victim

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Macmillan, 2008 M01 8 - 240 pages

Crime is never unpredictable. 

 

Before a lie is spoken, a pocket is picked, or an assault is inflicted, each and every criminal gives off silent cues.  They can be as subtle as a shrug of the shoulder, a pointed finger, or an averted gaze.  But together, they make up a nonverbal language that speaks loud and clear—if you’re trained to see it. 

 

CRIME SIGNALS is the first book to offer a comprehensive guide to the body language of criminals.  Filled with amazing real-life stories of crime and survival, it's designed to help you stay alert to the warning signs of a wide array of offenses.  From the tell-tale signals of a swindler to the warning signs that experts use to help thwart terrorism and violent crime, this book breaks down a criminal's body language into clear recognizable symbols.

 

What is the look of a lie?  How do child predators unknowingly give themselves away?  What were the clues that exposed white-collar offenders like Martha Stewart and Andrew Fastow?  Answering these questions and more, Dr. David Givens, a renowned anthropologist and one of the nation's foremost experts in nonverbal communication, offers a fascinating, instructive, and essential tool for warding off crime and protecting the safety or yourself and your family.

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About the author (2008)

David Givens, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Nonverbal Studies. He has been contracted by the Department of Defense, where he decoded the body language of Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein, in addition to having given countless seminars on nonverbal communication to law enforcement agencies, lawyers, judges, and members of U.S. intelligence. He lives in Spokane, Washington.

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