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Surviving Mass Victim Attacks: What to Do When the Unthinkable Happens

Surviving Mass Victim Attacks: What to Do When the Unthinkable Happens

by Gary M. Jackson

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We have all witnessed media reports of the aftermath of mass victim attacks. We see the carnage, and we know that attackers do not show mercy. Victims were innocent and were targeted simply for being a part of a small or large group of people. Whether a bomb, semi-automatic weapon, knife, or vehicle, the attacker strikes quickly and without mercy. Victims may have been dining in a restaurant, relaxing at a bar, participating in school classes, attending a workplace activity, or simply walking on the street. Because of the horrific and effective nature of such attacks, we are often left fearing that little to nothing can be done if the unthinkable happens, and we are caught in such a merciless attack.

Surviving Mass Victim Attacks presents specific and valuable strategies for survival if the unthinkable happens, and serves as a practical guide to anyone who wishes to be more knowledgeable and better prepared if caught in an attack themselves. Gary Jackson is a behavioral psychologist threat expert with operational experience who analyzes how victims have managed to survive past mass victim attacks committed by international terrorists, domestic terrorists, self-radicalized terrorists, those with mental health issues, and those driven by hate and bias to present strategies that anyone can use to increase their chances of survival if the unthinkable happen.

Throughout, different types of mass victim attackers, their methods, how and what they target, and how to use characteristics of the location to increase survival are addressed. The book uses real life examples to illustrate survival; the strategies presented are easily understood and do not require special skills to execute. By reading Surviving Mass Victim Attacks, you will be better able to know what to expect, how to prepare proactively, and how to respond in a way that will save your life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538110881
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/22/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 236
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Gary M. Jackson, PhD, is a behavioral psychologist who is currently President and CEO of ANBECO, LLC. Dr. Jackson’s career has spanned academia as a professor, director of R&D and treatment development in various clinical settings, research psychologist within the U.S. Secret Service Intelligence Division, operational Intelligence Officer and Chief of three advanced technology branches within the Central Intelligence Agency, vice president and director of research and development for a major psychological test development company, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Intelligent Systems (CAIS) for the American Institutes for Research and, the founding president and CEO of Psynapse Technologies in Washington, DC. He has also authored several books, including Predicting Malicious Behavior: Tools and Techniques to Ensure Global Security (2012). You can visit his website at, or follow him on twitter at @DrJacksongm.

Table of Contents


Part I: The Top Three Things You Can Do to Stay Alive

Chapter 1: Understanding Past Attacks to Know How to Survive

Chapter 2: Recognize Warning Signs

Chapter 3: Know How to React When Caught in an Actual Attack

Part II: Escape, Hide, Stay in Place, or Attack the Attacker?

Chapter 4: Surviving by Escaping

Chapter 5: Surviving by Hiding and Staying in Place

Chapter 6: Surviving by Attacking the Attacker: A Last Resort?

Part III: How to Set Up Your Personal Protection Plan

Chapter 7: The Need for a Personal Protection Plan

Chapter 8: Your Personal Security Plan: Generic Information

Chapter 9: Your Personal Security Plan: Specific Tips

Chapter 10: Surviving with Psychological Trauma

Chapter 11: How to Prevent Mass Victim Attacks

Chapter 12: Successful Prevention

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