Situational Awareness Course

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Situational Awareness and Victim Selection:

Situational Awareness is defined as knowing what is going on in your immediate surroundings. From a criminology point of view, it would define as being aware of your surroundings; possible threats, potential criminals or attacks, places, people or objects you can use to your advantage, like cover and concealment, possible weapons, etc.

Victimology is the study of theories of victimization and the degree of risk a person has of becoming a ‘Victim’…because of his or her personal, professional, or social life. It further evaluates the Victim and gains intimate knowledge of the victim’s habits and lifestyle to provide reason why this particular ‘Victim’ was chosen at a given time and place.

Situational Awareness and Victim Selection

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Definition of victimology

1: the study of the ways in which the behavior of crime victims may have led to or contributed to their victimization.

When a crime is committed there are usually two parties involved: the criminal and a victim. Victimologists argue that the field of criminology ignores the role of crime victims and focuses primarily on the offenders and the types of crimes they commit. This course attempts to rectify this imbalance in the field by focusing on victims of crime. The course will present students with an introductory analysis of the field of victimology.

Victimology is a branch of criminology, which examines the nature of the victimization process; the relationships between victims and offenders; the emotional, physical, and economic impact of crimes on victims.

The field of victimology includes victim profiling, forensic victimology, and the scientific study of victims that focuses on their lifestyles, circumstances, the events leading up to the crime, and the nature of their victimization.

Focus of Victimology

Victimology focuses on the victim and the interpersonal relations involved before, during, and after the commission of a crime.

Victimology focuses in the victim who exhibits ‘common victim behavior.’

The study of criminal cases, criminal statistics, and identification of the causes and conditions enabling the commission of crimes indicates that many crimes are, to a certain degree, due to the behavior of the victims themselves.

This conclusion can lead to the development of special, non-traditional measures to prevent crime, directed at preventing negligent, risky, or provocative behavior by a person and in turn empowers the person to prevent becoming a victim rather than having to revert to physical defensive measures.

New forms of prevention may be established both to prevent “re-victimization” on the part of persons who have already been victims and to identifying and warning potential victims whose behavior and lifestyle create opportunity to crime.

Situational Awareness

Situational Awareness means absolutely nothing if you don’t know what to look for and how. In this course, we teach you how to Situational Awareness works and how it will save your life! With all the extra content on how not to become a victim, this is the best Situational Awareness course available.

Course Outcome:

The Situational Awareness and Victim Selection course will:

• empower individuals to Not Be a Victim

• empower Law Enforcement Officers by identifying potential perpetrators and preventing crime.

• Inspire Law Enforcement Instructors to teach fellow officers and communities.

• support mental health professionals who seek to engage in prevention, investigation, and intervention on behalf of victims of crime.

Course content:

  • The Crime Picture (Statistics.)
  • Profile of a Victim
  • Victim Selection
  • Profile of a Criminal
  • Criminal Modus Operandi
  • How do YOU become a Victim?
  • Self Defense (the Legal Side)
  • Requirements of a Crime
  • Proactive Lifestyle
  • Situational Awareness
  • Understanding Your Body’s Survival Mechanism (strengths and weaknesses)
  • The Criminal Planning Cycle
  • Counter Surveillance

What makes this course different?

We believe in providing high quality training at affordable prices because that way we can empower so many more people.

I am a trainer in Law Enforcement, Firearms and Specialized Tactical Operations in a country ranking no. 3 in the world on statistics on the most violent countries in the world. I have not only theoretical knowledge of criminal statistics and studies, victim statistics and profiles, Modus Operandi of criminals, but hands-on experience on how criminals operate. This would include organized crime, crime syndicates, opportunist crimes, car-jacking, and human trafficking. I also live and operate in one of the most violent cities in the world, according to some world renowned statistics.

I design and supply firearm training learning material. I am also a speaker and course presenter at International Law Enforcement Instructor Annual Training Conferences.

Apart from all this, I am a qualified and ordained Life Coach Minister, a qualified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Practitioner, hold a Diploma in Criminal Psychology and a Doctorate in Theology.

Now, on this course, I bring you 30 years of experience in a short course, to equip to become a Hard Target in any country, regardless of whether you are law enforcement, a civilian, or therapist who deals with victims of crime. Therapists will understand Victimology better to empower victims in dealing with the aftermath. They will feel more empowered by knowing that they can be a Tough Target in future.

The course is Accredited with the International Shooters’ Network and approved by the International Accreditation Organization.

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See you on course!

Dr. Francois Meyer (DTh)