Although we can never predict what a stalker, psychopath or domestic abuser may do, we can at least discover their potential. There are a few ways to accomplish this.
I found a great book titled The Gift of Fear, written by Gavin de Becker. It is absolutely one of the best books I have read related to the subject of stalking and the psychopath.
The book spent four months on the New York Times Best Seller List and is published in 13 languages. In my opinion, it is THE book we should read, even if you don’t have a stalker or psychopath (yet). It is not just any book on stalking and domestic abuse. Plus, it is extremely affordable.
Gavin de Becker is THE SPECIALIST when it comes to stalking, harassment and personal safety. If you take a look at his website, you will find he most definitely has the credentials, experience, clients and the organization to back him up.
If you can afford the $10,000 retainer (minimum), his people can help you with a relocation program similar to the witness protection program (but better I imagine). I called them years ago when I was desperate for a solution and nearly fell off my chair when they told me how their program works. I have to admit that to the average person, that is a lot of dough to cough up, so his service is out of reach for most people.
Saying that, his website has a number of resources, some available for purchase, some articles that are no-charge to read. The main reason why I am suggesting that you check further into Gavin de Becker’s website is that he has developed an awesome online risk assessment tool for anyone affected by stalking, harassment and domestic violence.
It is called MOSAIC, and is used by law enforcement and threat assessment professionals around the world. The best thing is, it is FREE!
When I performed the assessment, my personal stalker situation scored an 8 out of 10. The test results indicated to me that my particular situation appeared most similar to cases that -have- worsened and escalated. A score of 10 being assigned to the worst situations, the report goes on to talk about how some similar cases have escalated to include worsening abuse, substantial violence, and even homicide.
The story of Nicole Brown, who was murdered by O.J. Simpson, was provided as an example in my report. In that situation, there was no justice for Nicole or her family. The best thing she could have done was completely relocate and remain hidden.
For any of you who have utilized the MOSAIC tool, did you find it helpful? Were you surprised at the results of your assessment?
Until next time… keep safe and sane…