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Welcome to Crime Prevention 101®

 The personal safety radio show with an optimistic perspective on a sober subject. 

 

The violent crime rate has begun to rise again, so what's more important than feeling at ease and secure in your daily life?  The best way to reduce fear is to get the information, tips and resources that'll keep you confident and safe. 

   Below are podcasts of shows from 2008 through June 2009.  For podcasts of shows from July 2009 to     the present, go to Crime  Prevention 101.com at the following link:    www.crimeprevention101.com

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Todd Morris

http://www.brickhousesecurity.com/

6/13/09 - Keeping Yourself and Your Family Safe: Cutting-edge Security Products that Will Ease Your Mind

The crime rate has begun to rise again, so what's more important than feeling safe and secure in your daily life? This week, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone talks with Todd Morris, from Brickhouse Security, a highly sought-after expert in the field of technical surveillance and security products, about the cutting-edge devices on the market today that'll keep you, your family and your home protected. You're going to be amazed—and maybe even shocked—by what you hear! On a bitter-sweet note, this week's show is the last one for the VoiceAmerica.com network. Make sure to stay tuned until the close of the show to hear about the next chapter for Crime Prevention 101 as we move on to new horizons. Many, many thanks to you loyal listeners of the show for making this such an amazing and rewarding experience. Until we meet again, stay safe!

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Dr. Jill Murray

Abusive Relationship Expert

http://www.drjillmurray.com/

5/23/09 - Dating Violence: What Every Parent Should Know

Is your child (or someone you know) in a physically and/or emotionally destructive dating relationship? Love isn’t supposed to hurt but abusive dating relationships are at an all time high, and reaching epidemic proportions in teens between the ages of 13-19. In fact, 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will have been in a physically abusive relationship by the time they graduate from high school. The implications of these destructive relationships are far-reaching in terms of continued violence in adult relationships, and for society at large. And, unfortunately, today’s teen culture makes these relationships appear normal, when even celebrities, like well-known singer Rihanna, are subject to them. This week, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews abusive dating relationship expert Dr. Jill Murray about how parents can recognize the signs that their teen may be at risk and what to do about it. You might pick up some tips for YOURSELF as well?

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http://www.nycagainstrape.org/

5/16/09-What Would a City Without Sexual Violence Look Like?

Such a poignant question! The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault is a non-profit organization whose mission is to perform research and develop policies that will help prevent sexual violence. They recently conducted a three-year study among NYC high school students which found that sexual and dating violence are shockingly prevalent among this group. To answer the questions why it occurs and what can be done to end it, the Alliance’s Youth Action Council asked 35 of the students studied to convey their ideas about what a city without sexual violence would look like—and how to achieve this goal—through photos and narratives. This June, the very moving results of Project Envision will be displayed publicly to audiences that’ll include NYC politicians and policymakers. Today, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone speaks with Harriet Lessel, Executive Director of the Alliance, about exactly what that model city would look like.

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http://www.sabrered.com/

5/9/09 - Points about Pepper Spray

Pepper spray has been around for over 30 years, primarily used by law enforcement and emergency service personnel. It’s inexpensive, easy to carry (and conceal), and simple to use. When offered within the context of proper training—which includes awareness of their merits and limitations—it enables people to feel safer, lead a less restrictive lifestyle and can be a real lifesaver! On today’s show, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews David Nance, from the Security Equipment Corporation, which produces the Sabre brand of pepper spray, one of the most popular on the market. And, which, as David says, has been making grown men cry since 1975. Stay tuned for everything you ever wanted to know about defense sprays and important tips on how to use them most effectively.

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Sophia Cayer

http://www.sophiacayer.com/

5/2/09 - Emotional Freedom Techniques: Non-Traditional

Healing Method

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), also known as tapping, is an innovative complementary technique most closely analogous to ancient Chinese meridian healing systems—except that it's designed to aid in the relief of both physical pain AND deep emotional trauma. Even though it hasn't been fully researched by the Western academic, medical, or psychological communities, it appears to have many promising benefits, and there's an impressive amount of anecdotal evidence from thousands of people, including children, who've experienced relief using this method. In her continuing effort to expand your knowledge base about ALL the healing options available that address the trauma of sexual violence and the symptoms of PTSD, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews EFT Master Practitioner Sophia Cayer about this innovative, non-traditional technique. You'll get to hear from some people who've been helped by EFT on the show as well. It'd truly be a crime not to listen.

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My Mobile Witness<sup>sm</sup>

www.mymobilewitness.com

4/25/09 - Cell phones and the Fight Against Crime

Cell phones have become an important weapon in the fight against crime and camera phones are a new wrinkle in this ongoing battle. They're responsible for apprehending a whole mess of criminals and saving many lives. Today, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews Marcus Anthony and Ron Knight from My Mobile Witness—a free mobile phone service that allows you to take a picture of a person, place or situation that's causing you apprehension (or simply as a precaution) and send it off to a secure digital vault where it's time and date stamped and stored for six months. Once you send in a photo, it can't be retrieved or viewed by anyone but Law Enforcement. This service has many uses; but, If you're plagued by a stalker, if you have an Order of Protection against a domestic partner, if you have a job that puts you in vulnerable situations (think real estate agents), don't miss this show. And, stay tuned for great tips on how to use your cell phone to catch a criminal.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month Banner

http://www.nsvrc.org/

4/18/09 - April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual violence has emotionally and physically scarred the lives of millions of people in the U.S.—of all ages, economic groups and races. And, it's not just the primary victims of this crime who are affected, but the secondary victims as well (spouses, children, parents and friends). Since 2001, April has been declared National Sexual Assault Awareness Month in order to increase awareness about this issue, encourage prevention initiatives and increase knowledge of what services are available to aid survivors. This week, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews Lauren Sogor, from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), the nation’s principal resource center for activism on all aspects of sexual violence throughout the month (and the rest of the year as well). If you’d like to find out how you can make a difference this April (it’s never too late!) or what activities are going on in your local area, don’t miss this show.

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Welcome to COLA

Robert Eckstein

Professor Robert Eckstein

4/11//09 - Bringing in the Bystander: Everyone has a Role to Play in Preventing Violence

In 1964, the gruesome sexual assault and murder of 28-year old Kitty Genovese was committed right outside her apartment building in a suburb of NYC. What made this crime even more horrific was that the attack lasted over a half hour (with the assailant coming back three times to stab the victim) AND that it was witnessed by 37 of her neighbors who shut their eyes and ears and did nothing to intervene—not even calling the police. The slaying of Kitty Genovese has become a metaphor for what is known as the Bystander Effect—the tendency of observers of a crime to remain uninvolved. This week, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone talks with Professor Robert Eckstein, from the University of New Hampshire, who teaches college students how, as bystanders, they can safely engage in sexual violence prevention on college campuses, and with Hunter College student Jerin Alam, who’s trying to bring this curriculum to all the schools in the City University system of New York.

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www.pointswithapurpose.com

4/4/09 - Points With Purpose: From Thousands of Tragic Events, a Beautiful Drawing is Born

Celebrity artist DAVID ILAN is creating a portrait from 100,000 individual dots (or points)—each one representing a person who has been raped or sexually abused. Up close, the dots don't look like much; but from afar, you see a portrait of a beautiful, confident woman who has overcome and grown. To kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews David about his drawing and website, www.pointswithpurpose.com, which has become a supportive haven where survivors can use their real name or an alias and talk about their attack (many for the first time), their pain AND their recovery. Internet forums are one more proven tool in the healing arsenal and here, no one is alone in the struggle. It's free to join and get a dot; it's for both men and women; and friends and supporters of survivors can get a dot on the sheet supporting the figure. You're not going to want to miss this moving, uplifting show.

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Stephen Glaude
Executive Director

 Men Can Stop Rape
www.mencanstoprape.org

3/28/09 - Men Can Stop Rape:  Encore Appearance

When Golda Meir was the Prime Minister of Israel, back in the early '70s, an outbreak of nighttime assaults against women occurred. A curfew on all women was suggested but Golda refused. Since it’s the men who are attacking the women, she stated, let the MEN stay home at night. That's right, Baby! Put the responsibility where it belongs and then address the source of the problem. Today, Susan Bartelstone interviews Stephen Glaude, the Executive Director of a remarkable national organization called Men Can Stop Rape which is doing just that by mobilizing young boys (ages 10 and up) to prevent violence against women. Their programs challenge the harmful aspects of traditional masculinity, teach boys to value alternative visions of male strength, and show them how to foster healthy relationships and alliances with women. And, they're changing the attitude of millions of young boys. If you've ever wondered what can be done to stop rape, you don't want to miss this important show.

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Evo Terra

 

http://twitter.com/evo_terra

3/21/09 - Kooky Crime Reports and Other Oddities

We all know that crime is a serious subject; but sometimes criminals can be idiotic, stupid or just plain weird. This week, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone takes an excursion on the lighter side of the criminal universe, bringing you crime news that's odd or bizarre—in the hopes that you, too, find it comforting that not every criminal out there is cold blooded and merciless AND undefeatable. Her partner in crime on the show is the well-known podcaster and social media expert Evo Terra, who's going to help her navigate the waters of weirdness in his own wacky way. And, as always, she's got some practical safety tips for you to help you keep yourself safe.

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http://www.ncadv.org/

3/14/09 - National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is a worldwide epidemic affecting every country, every community, every race, religion, ethnic group, age and sex and there are many different aspects to it. Today, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone talks with Rita Smith, Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), one of the largest and most prestigious organizations in the field, about the services it provides for victims and about how the issue of domestic abuse figures in divorce and child custody cases. We’ll also be talking about the controversial subjects of (supposedly) false claims of abuse by one parent in order to restrict visitation rights and the Parental Alienation Syndrome, where one parent, usually the mother, is accused of attempting to alienate a child from the other parent. Stay tuned for a list of important resources including programs that provide free cosmetic reconstruction surgery to disfigured victims.
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Linda Fairstein's picture

 

http://www.lindafairstein.com/

3/7/09 - Hell On Heels: Interview with Linda Fairstein
Before the Devil wore Prada, Hell Wore Heels! "Hell on Heels" is what defense attorneys used to call Linda Fairstein, former Chief of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit of the Manhattan District Attorney's office, when they had to face her in court. Known for her hard-boiled manner and ability to win seemingly hopeless cases, Ms. Fairstein spent 30 years prosecuting the likes of Robert Chambers (the Preppy Murder Case) and the Central Park Jogger Wolf Pack. She retired in 2002 to become the best-selling author of a series of eleven crime novels that resound with authenticity and feature a hard-boiled prosecutor with a penchant for winning tough cases (what else!). To kick off Women’s History Month, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews Linda Fairstein about her groundbreaking days as a female prosecutor and her new book, Lethal Legacy.  It’d be a crime not to listen!

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Teaching girls to fight back against

predators and sexual assault.

 

www.justyellfire.com

2/28/09 - Just Yell Fire

Just Yell Fire is one of the *hottest* self defense programs around for girls between the ages of 11-19. It teaches awareness about assault and abduction, personal safety skills and some simple street-fighting skills to get out of attack situations. It also give students a Dating Bill of Rights that addresses the problem of dating violence. Since 2006, they've taught self defense skills to more than 1 million girls in 41 countries and won seven awards. This week, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews Chad Von Dette, who is a co-creator of Just Yell Fire, along with teenager Dallas Jessup, and is their street fighting coach. We're giving out lots of safety tips and information on how to get their free DVD, so if you've got a young girl at home or you know someone who does, why not spread the word and listen together. You're not going to want to miss this program.

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 With guests

 Rebecca Myles & Jay Grayce

Click > WBAI R.D. F. Website

2/21/09 -  The Rape Declaration ForumEncore Appearance

The Rape Declaration Forum (http://tinyurl.com/RapeDeclarationForum) is a live, call-in radio show based in New York City, in which rape and crime survivors who are willing to share, help themselves and others heal by telling their stories on air. Each caller has free space to explain what happened to them and the lessons they learned from their trauma and abuse. For example, the Forum recently aired an interview with a woman who was sexually molested as a child, talking about how she has put what happened into perspective and moved on. Crime Prevention 101 hosted this show in January and it proved so popular that we're doing it again. So this week, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews Rebecca Myles and Jay Grayce, the hosts of The Rape Declaration Forum and we’re taking live calls from listeners who want to contribute! These stories are guaranteed to be compelling and inspiring. It’d be a crime not to listen.

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Click to visit  WomanSavers.com

Stephany Alexander' Bio

2/14/09 - Looking for Love: Special Valentines Day Show

If you're a single woman looking for love online (or off), it can be a dangerous world out there. How can you tell if a potential mate is serious about wanting a relationship or is a player? Or, married but pretending to be single? Where can you find out if he has an abusive past or is a cyber stalker? On today's special Valentines Day show, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews Stephany Alexander, one of the world’s top authorities on relationships, abuse prevention and women’s issues, and a leader in how to use the internet to date safely. The founder of WomanSavers.com, the world's largest database rating men as potential dates, and author of Sex, Lies and the Internet, Stephany's goal is to help women make better, safer and more informed decisions regarding the men in their lives. And, stay tuned for important Internet dating tips and relationship advice.

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http://www.kathrynkeats.com/

2/7/09 - After 20 Years of Silence: A Stalking Victim's Survival Odyssey

Up and coming musician/singer/songwriter, Kathryn Keats' voice had been silent for almost 20 years after she was forced to enter a Victim Assistance Program in order to escape from her horribly abusive ex-lover who had threatened to kill and dismember her. She changed her identity and her life and fled in terror; never having a truly peaceful moment until 2005, when she was informed that her stalker had died. Then the music and the words came pouring out. This week Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews this courageous woman and what a compelling tale of survival she has to tell! Can't wait for you to hear it.

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Visit Valerie Smaldone's Web Page

Valerie's Gallery on

1/31/09 - National Stalking Awareness Month: Stories, Tips and Resources

Stalking is a frustrating, terrifying and potentially deadly situation that affects an estimated 1.4 million people a year; mostly women. Though celebrity cases get national attention, most victims are ordinary folks who know their stalker and have had a prior relationship with them, either through business, dating, domestic partnership or marriage. On today’s show, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews well-known radio and media personality Valerie Smaldone who is a two-time stalking victim, once by an obsessed fan and then by a good friend and colleague. Her experiences and how she courageously resolved both these painful situations are inspiring to hear; and stay tuned for some effective defensive tips and national resources for information and support.

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www.kidpower.org

1/24/09 - Kidpower

What would you do if you were standing face-to-face with an attacker who was threatening your children and their safety depended totally on you? To commemorate Self Defense Awareness month, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews Irene van der Zande, who was in that very situation 20 years ago. What she did not only changed the course of her life, but left her with the determination to do something that would help people everywhere, especially children and youth, learn how to use their own power to become confident and safe. To find out exactly how she prevented that attack; and learn about the organization she co-founded, Kidwpower Teenpower Fullpower International (www.kidpower.org), which is one of the best self defense programs around, stay tuned. It'd be a crime not to listen.
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 With guests

 Rebecca Myles & Jay Grayce

Click > WBAI R.D. F. Website

1/17/09 - The Rape Declaration Forum

The Rape Declaration Forum is a live, call-in radio show based in New York City, in which rape and crime survivors who are willing to share, help themselves and others heal by telling their stories to a global audience on air. Each caller has free space to explain, in depth, what happened to them and the lessons they learned from their trauma and abuse. The Forum recently aired an interview with a woman who was raped in Iraq, while she was working for a subsidiary of Halliburton Inc., and who is seeking justice from that company and from the State Department; and a woman who was sexually molested as a child, talking about how she put what happened into perspective and moved on. This week, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews Rebecca Myles and Jay Grayce, the hosts of The Forum, and we’re taking live calls from listeners who want to contribute! These stories are guaranteed to be compelling and inspiring. It’d be a crime not to listen.
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http://www.going-straight.com/bio.shtml

1/10/09 - Going Straight: An Ex-Convict/Psychologist Tells Why and How

He's a retired forensic psychologist who has examined thousands of defendants in criminal cases and testified as an expert witness hundreds of times…but only after getting in trouble for most of his youth and then spending four years in prison. He left jail with a G.E.D., a $20 bill, and a vow never to go back. And, he never has. This week, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews Dr. Paul Fauteck, the author of Going Straight: An Ex-Convict /Psychologist Tells Why and How. Now retired and in his 70's, he spends his time lecturing to offender groups about the lessons he learned, writing about how to improve the criminal justice system, and trying to give back to society some at least some of what he took. Also, on this show, Susan debunks another misleading Webmail that purports to offer important crime prevention information to women.

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http://www.realitycheckprogram.org/

1/3/09 - Time for a "Reality Check"
In the spirit of the new year and fresh starts, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews Larry Lawton, who was convicted of armed robbery in 1996 and spent 11 years in some of the toughest federal prisons in the country. While in prison, he was tortured and put into solitary confinement for months at a time for speaking up about prison abuse. But, he also worked as a gang mediator and counselor, became a paralegal and came out changed. He's since founded The Reality Check Program—a life-changing course for at-risk kids that shows them what prison life is really like—and has affected hundreds of troubled lives so far. His story is so inspiring that a movie is being made of his life. Also, stay tuned for tips on what to do if you view a crime in progress and how to help someone in trouble without putting yourself in danger.
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http://www.bronxparadise.com

Click for scene from Movie on YouTube

12/20/08 - Bronx Paradise: Only the Strong Survive
Continuing with the theme of hope and change, on this week's show Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone speaks with former bad guy, drug dealer and bookie Wayne Gurman (now actor, writer and law-abiding citizen) and good guy William Lappe, former NYPD detective (now writer and film director), about how to find paradise. A Bronx Paradise, that is, and believe me it's no walk in the park. In the film, Wayne details his criminal lifestyle from 1984 to 1999 when he was finally (!) arrested and finally turned his life around. Shot guerilla style on the streets where it all took place, Wayne describes the film as very violent and very funny—like his life. You wouldn't have wanted to have known him then but you sure do now. And, no, William Lappe wasn't the cop who arrested him. Susan's also got tips on staying safe in shopping mall parking lots and some really weird police reports; so it'd be a crime not to listen.

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The Fortune Society

http://www.fortunesociety.org

 

Glen Martin Executive V.P.

12/13/08 - The Fortune Society: Believing in the Power of Criminals to Change

Three words symbolize the month of December: miracles, redemption and renewal. Regarding crime, about two-thirds of ex-offenders relapse into crime after they get out of prison; but some miraculously DO turn their lives around. For the rest of December, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone will be speaking with former bad guys who are now law-abiding citizens—and inspiring others to do the same. This week, meet Glenn Martin, Executive Vice President of the Fortune Society of New York, the largest self-help organization for ex-offenders in the country. The Fortune Society is a model program providing such services as substance abuse treatment, counseling, career development, education, housing, recreation and lifetime aftercare all in one place; and it's one of the few programs that really does help ex-offenders become productive, contributing members of society. Also, stay tuned for more holiday shopping safety tips and some great personal safety gift ideas for kids.
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12/6/08 - Studying Victims of Crime

Today, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews Dr. Arthur Lurigio, psychologist, criminologist, professor and author of the highly touted book, Victims of Crime. He's also the co-author or editor of more than twenty books and studies on various aspects of crime and the criminal justice system. Victims of Crime is a particularly interesting book. It studies the emotional impact of crime and the process of victimization experienced by crime victims; describes the dramatic changes in the U.S. criminal justice system over the past 20 years; examines current trends; and explores the needs and problems of special categories of victims. Most telling, it also predicts the course of changes yet to come. It's be a crime not to listen!
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http://www.lisalockwood.com/

11/29/08 - Undercover Angel: From Beauty Queen to SWAT Team

Continuing with the theme of healing from violence, abuse or trauma using non-traditional methods, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone’s guest this week is author Lisa Lockwood, who healed from her battle scars by making life choices that challenged her and enabled her to find her inner warrior. Physically abused by her father, emotionally abused by her first husband, Lisa charted a unique path to mental health by going from beauty pageant contestant to soldier, to undercover narcotics detective and SWAT team cop. Her book Undercover Angel: From Beauty Queen to SWAT Team tells the story of how she reinvented herself, as she calls it, to a place of happiness, self-confidence and inner peace. Today, she describes herself as the person she was meant to be: a loving, adventurous, nurturing, driven and passionate lady who just happens to know how to storm a crack house. This might not be your path, but the lessons she recounts are important and hopefully inspirational.

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http://www.iscpp.org/

 

11/22/08 - INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF CRIME PREVENTION PRACTITIONERS SYMPOSIUM 2008 - PART 2

The International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP) is a highly-respected organization whose mission is to help law enforcement reduce and control criminal opportunity and victimization through education, training and sharing resources. Its members include Crime Prevention and Community Liaison Officers, Loss Prevention and Security Specialists and concerned individuals from the private sector. This week and last week’s show were taped live at ISCPP’s 29th Annual Crime Prevention Symposium, held October 20-25, 2008 in Denver, CO; and today, host Susan Bartelstone, who is certified by ISCPP, interviews four more expert workshop presenters and features three innovative child safety programs—Whistle Away Crime, Safety Kids personal safety curriculum, and the I-Safe Internet Safety Program—as well as tourism-oriented policing. It'd be a crime to miss it!

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http://www.iscpp.org/

11/15/08 - INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF CRIME PREVENTION PRACTITIONERS SYMPOSIUM 2008 - PART 1

Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at a law enforcement conference? The International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP) is a highly-respected organization whose mission is to improve law enforcement initiatives through education, training and shared resources. Its members include Crime Prevention and Community Liaison Officers, Loss Prevention and Security Specialists and concerned individuals from the private sector. ISCPP’s 2008 Crime Prevention Symposium was held October 20-25, 2008 in Denver, CO; and host Susan Bartelstone, who is certified by ISCPP, interviewed seven of the outstanding experts presenting workshops at the conference. With too much good stuff for just one program, this week's show features neighborhood watch programs, the enforcement of underage drinking laws and the Reality Tour Drug Prevention Program. Tune in next week for part 2, highlighting three innovative child safety programs and tourism-oriented policing

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George Robertson, Founder

Healing Through Creativity

 

http://www.healingthroughcreativity.org/

11/8/08 - Healing Through Creativity

The third in a series of shows on non-traditional methods for healing from the debilitating consequences of crime, abuse or trauma, today’s program focuses on healing through creativity and the arts. Recorded live at the Healing Through Creativity Survivor Art Festival, held October 10-19, 2008 at West Virginia State University, trauma survivors and their supporters came together to share music, films, poetry, painting and other creative forms. They also attended workshops on topics such as Developing Self Esteem, Depression and Bi-Polar Support, How Teens React to Loss and Guilt, and How to Get Published and connected with survivors from all over the world. Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviewed George Robertson, from Healing Through Creativity, and some of the Workshop Presenters and invited them to share their stories with you. This is an inspiring, uplifting show about one of the most powerful healing forces in the universe.
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Cindy Dyer Director of OVW

http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/

11/1/08 - Significant Guidance: the U.S. Office on Violence Against Women

In 1994, Congress passed the first Violence Against Women Act which finally acknowledged the severity of the crimes associated with domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Since then, there’s been a paradigm shift in how the government has addressed the issue of violence against women and in 1995 the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) was created to provide leadership and “significant guidance” regarding these issues on the government’s behalf.

 

To date, the OVW has awarded nearly $3 billion in grants and provided technical assistance to numerous state, local, tribal, and non-profit entities to fulfill its mandate. Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone’s guest today is Cindy Dyer, Director of the OVW, who, among other things, oversees the administration of 12 grant programs, and almost $400 million in funds, aimed at providing victims with the protection and services they need to pursue safe, healthy lives. An important show; it’d be a crime not to listen!
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Dianne Mooney, Founder, CUT IT OUT

http://www.cutitout.org

Christina Kauffman, Instructor
Empire Education Group

10/25/08 - ONLY HER HAIRDRESSER KNOWS FOR SURE!

The majority of the victims of domestic violence are women and what professional do women usually see more often than any other-their hairstylist! And, it’s very common that women develop a close, trusted relationship with their stylist and even confide in them, instead of their family or friends, about abuse at home.

On today’s show, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews Dianne Mooney, founder of CUT IT OUT, a national program that educates salon professionals to recognize signs of domestic abuse in their clients and safely refer those clients to local resources for help; and Christina Kauffman, an educator from the Empire Education Group, the nation’s largest system of cosmetology schools, which supports CUT IT OUT by teaching their more than 11,000 students how to respond to clients suffering from abuse. Tune in and learn how a haircut and a caring conversation could save a life! This show will blow you away (or maybe that’s blow dry?).

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Todd Davis, CEO

10/18/08 - How to Prevent Identity Theft

 with Todd Davis of Lifelock

It can happen to anyone.  It can happen anywhere.  No one is immune and even celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg have been victims.  Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America, affecting over 10 million people a year and costing billions of dollars.  And, it can take countless hours, perhaps even years, to restore your credit once you’ve been victimized. 

Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews Todd Davis, CEO of LifeLock, the identity theft prevention company, about what can be done to protect your identity from being stolen and how to repair your credit if you’ve already been victimized.  Be sure to tune in for this timely and important show.

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Family Justice Center Press Release

Casey Gwinn, Co-Founder
National
Family Justice Center Alliance

www.familyjusticecenter.org

10/11/08 - Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?

Domestic Violence Conundrum. Why doesn’t she just leave? That’s what most people ask when they discuss domestic violence. The answer: because it might require visits to more than 20 (!) different state and social service agencies (especially if children are involved); countless lost time from work; and endless repetitions of her story in order to “just leave.” Back in 1989, San Diego City Attorney Casey Gwinn proposed to simplify the process with a “one stop shop” housing in one place all the agencies and service providers needed to handle domestic abuse cases. Called the Family Justice Center, there are now 35 FJCs in the US and counting. Casey Gwinn then founded the National Family Justice Center Alliance to create a close network between the Centers and share training, technical and funding assistance. This week, Crime Prevention Specialist  Susan Bartelstone interviews this visionary prosecutor about what has proved to be one of the most significant initiatives to help domestic violence victims in the past 20 years.  Must-hear show!

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Tovah Kasdin
Jewish Women International


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10/4/08 - Domestic Violence and the Jewish Community

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone is presenting a series of programs throughout the month on different aspects of this world-wide epidemic. Most commonly directed at women by men, as many as 4 million women suffer abuse from their husbands, ex-husbands, boyfriends or intimate partners in the United States each year. Today’s guest is Tovah Kasdin, Program Manager for Jewish Women International, a non-profit organization which is the leading Jewish voice worldwide on the issue of domestic violence in both the Jewish and secular communities. Their network includes religious leaders, advocates, community groups, professionals, abuse survivors and volunteers who all share a common goal – finding and offering support to the often hidden victims of abuse, breaking the cycle of violence in Jewish relationships and homes, and promoting safe, healthy relationships. Stay tuned for ways YOU can help end domestic abuse.
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Joanne Factor
Self Defense Instructor

www.strategicliving.org

9/27/08 License to Heal, Part 2: Healing With Self Defense

This is the second in a series of shows about non-traditional methods for recovering from the debilitating consequences of crime, violence and physical or emotional abuse. Today, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone speaks with Joanne Factor—the self defense instructor voted “Best Feminist Butt-kicker of 2007” by the Seattle Weekly—about the therapeutic benefits of self defense and martial arts training. If you’re a survivor of any kind of crime, violence or trauma looking to heal from your battle scars and regain some peace of mind; if you know or are living with someone who’s a survivor; or if you treat survivors in clinical practice, you’ll want to hear about this empowering recovery option

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Dr. William Zangwill
Clinical Psychologist

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Practitioner

 

www.emdrandmeditation.com

www.emdrandtraining.com

 

9/20/08 - License to Heal: Innovative Therapy Technique for Trauma Survivors

The first in a series of shows on non-traditional methods for healing from the debilitating consequences of crime, violence and physical or emotional abuse, today Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone speaks with Dr. William Zangwill, one of the foremost practitioners of an innovative form of therapy called “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing” or EMDR. Referred to as the most exciting psychotherapeutic development in the past twenty years for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, for those with whom EMDR is successful, it achieves its healing results much, much faster than traditional therapy modalities. If you’re a survivor of any kind of crime, violence or trauma; if you know or are living with someone who’s a survivor; or if you treat survivors in clinical practice, you’ll want to hear this important and encouraging show

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Susan Responds

to Your Emails

 

 

9/13/08 - We Got Mail!

Crime Prevention 101 has been getting e-mail about some of the topics covered in previous shows. You wanted to know more about renter’s insurance, ID Theft insurance and coverage for burglaries and other crimes. You asked for recommendations for inexpensive burglar detection systems and exterior lighting devices. You requested tips on how to let strangers into your home safely, how to stay safe when walking alone at night, how to use pepper spray and how camera phones are crime deterrents. You even wanted to know more about the show’s host, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone! Therefore, on this week’s show your questions get answers and, boy oh boy, do you get tips. So, stay tuned and stay safe

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Laura Beth Neilson, Author

 Brittany Shoot,  Hollabackboston

9/6/08 - Standing Up Against Street Harassment

It doesn’t just occur when women pass by a construction site or a group of men hanging out in front of a store. Simply by walking down the street or being in ANY public place, women can be subject to behavior that ranges from the merely annoying to the downright terrifying. Men give us unwanted compliments, whistle at us, make catcalls and sexually-explicit comments.

 

They block our path, stand too close, fondle, grope and rub up against us on busses, subways, elevators, in parks, at beaches and dance clubs. More frightening, they expose themselves or masturbate in front of us, and, in the extreme, follow us around or threaten us with violence and rape. It’s called Street Harassment and it happens pretty much all over the world.

 

On today’s show, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews Laura Beth Nielson, author of License to Harass, and Brittany Shoot, from the anti-harassment organization HollabackBoston, and offers ways to safely “holla back” at harassers.

 

 

 

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John Ratliff, Founder
Webmail Debunker Website

www.breakthechain.org

8/30/08 - Break those Chains, Y'all; Stop Webmails

We’ve all gotten them. With dire headlines, they claim to be of vital importance to women’s safety and urge you to pass the information along to every woman you know. They're referred to as Webmails and they circulate on the Internet for years. A few do give true and useful information. Most, however, offer bad or dangerously incomplete advice. Susan Bartelstone's guest today is John Ratliff, founder of Breakthechain.org, one of the best websites around for debunking these false Webmails. John is passionate about stopping the misinformation on the Internet; educating people about the shortcomings and dangers (yes, dangers) of e-mail chain letters; and discouraging individuals from sending or forwarding them. If you've ever passed one of those e-mails along, you'd better listen in…or else you'll have bad luck for the next seven years! (And, tell five of your friends.)

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Stephen Glaude
Executive Director

 Men Can Stop Rape
www.mencanstoprage.org
ww.mcorg

8/23/08 - Men Can Stop Rape

When Golda Meir was the Prime Minister of Israel, back in the early '70s, an outbreak of nighttime assaults against women occurred. A curfew on all women was suggested but Golda refused. Since it’s the men who are attacking the women, she stated, let the MEN stay home at night. That's right, Baby! Put the responsibility where it belongs and then address the source of the problem. Today, Susan Bartelstone interviews Stephen Glaude, the Executive Director of a remarkable national organization called Men Can Stop Rape which is doing just that by mobilizing young boys (ages 10 and up) to prevent violence against women. Their programs challenge the harmful aspects of traditional masculinity, teach boys to value alternative visions of male strength, and show them how to foster healthy relationships and alliances with women. And, they're changing the attitude of millions of young boys. If you've ever wondered what can be done to stop rape, you don't want to miss this important show.

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Lane Therrell

Writer,  Domestic Violence Survivor

 

RightLaneGuns@gmail.com
 

8/16/08 - At Home with Guns

You're home alone, the doorbell is ringing nonstop and someone is banging on your door screaming "Help me." You know better, still you open the door. Mistake. The person you're facing doesn't need assistance, he wants to harm you. And, sadly, it's far more common for the invader to be a vengeful spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend than a stranger. Freelance writer Lane Therrell, who describes herself as an average, middle-aged woman, faced just such a situation eight years ago when she was threatened by her physically abusive ex-fiancé. She decided to learn how to shoot a gun for protection. Today she's an NRA-Certified firearms safety instructor in Northern California, lectures on domestic violence and has truly triumphed over her difficulties. Whether you're for 'em or agin 'em, getting a gun for home protection is a valid option and Lane movingly and honestly shares her experiences on this thought-provoking show. And, stay tuned for some life-saving home invasion tips as well.

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Cheryl Watterson

Personal Security Specialist

 

www.homesecurity911.com

www.selfdefensewithanattitude.com

8/9/08 - Home Safe Home

Dreaming about Disneyland? Longing for a luau in Lahaina? Well, according to the FBI, July and August are the months when the most property crimes occur. Probably because folks are away on vacation! And, if your house or apartment is an easy target, it doesn't take much skill or effort for a burglar to get in. On this week's show, Susan Bartelstone interviews Personal Security Specialist Cheryl Watterson, head of Personal Security Solutions, Inc. and host of two extremely comprehensive blogsites: www.homesecurity911.com and selfdefensewithanattitude.com. Cheryl has more than 20 years experience as a residential security consultant for one of the largest alarm companies in the world and has designed more than 1,000 security systems for anxious home owners and commercial clients. Join us as we talk about how to make your home safer from burglaries and home invasions.

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Walter T. Shaw
Super Jewel Thief, Author

 

www.alicense2steal.com

 

08/02/08 - A License to Steal

How would you feel if you found out that while you and your family were eating dinner, burglars had broken in and stolen your valuables?   According to the FBI, that's exactly what happened in a staggering 3,000 robberies—compliments of notorious jewel thief Walter T. Shaw, who stole more than $70 million worth of jewelry from the superrich and famous over a 20-year period and never got caught in the act. Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews Walter about his brand new book, A License to Steal, which details his exploits as the leader of this brazen "Dinnertime Gang" and his life in the Mafia. More importantly, though, it's the poignant story of his reconciliation with his genius inventor father from whom he was estranged for 25 years. He's appeared on Oprah, Rachael Ray and Inside Edition; now you can hear him on Crime Prevention 101! And, stay tuned for some timely tips on how to discourage burglars, because property crimes soar in the summertime.

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CRIME PREVENTION 101

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Inaugural Show

07/26/08 - Welcome to Crime Prevention 101  

Celebrating the launch of her new Internet radio show, Susan Bartelstone will be discussing the current crime prevention landscape and some of the intriguing personal safety topics in store for you over the coming weeks that you won't want to miss, such as how MEN can stop rape; how cell phones can save your life; how to defuse a mugging; and the lowdown on personal defense weapons like pepper spray, Tasers or guns. In addition, since July and August are the months during which the most property crimes occur, she'll be talking about how to keep your home safe while you're on vacation with tips such as the three places to hide valuables that most burglars will never think of; ingenious—and inexpensive—psych-out strategies that should give any burglar pause; and a simple but surprisingly effective way to get immediate warning of a break-in.

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