Defeating Violent Criminals: A Conceptual and Tactical Analysis

Defeating Violent Criminals: A Conceptual and Tactical Analysis

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Defeating Violent Criminals: A Conceptual and Tactical Analysis


This course offers both an academic and practical understanding of who criminals are, how criminals operate, and how to defeat them. Divided into four sections, the first offers a general overview of the types of criminals, their motivations, how they select victims, and strategies for avoiding becoming a victim. The second section reviews fifteen years of FBI research into bad guys, good guys and their interactions, research which remains the gold standard for understanding these topics. The last two sections are case studies of two significant gunfights involving apex criminal predators - the Newhall Massacre and the FBI-Miami Firefight. The case studies are not limited to weapons carried and mistakes made but include extensive coverage of the bad guys, their histories and motivations, in order to understand how significant the high end offender can be.

Recommended Audience

This class is intended for a general audience with questions about self-defense and being safer. This is not a law enforcement specific class and the case studies include serious lessons for the general public.

A Partial List of Topics Includes

  • Prevalence of Crime In U.S.
  • Property Crime Concerns
  • Career Violent Criminals
  • Motivations for Crime
  • Types of Criminals
  • Victim Selection
  • Effective Avoidance & Deselection
  • High v. Low Responders
  • Gang Members
  • Tool Acquisition & Use
  • Brain Considerations
  • Training Implications
  • The Deadly Mix Model
  • Good Guy v. Bad Guy Backgrounds

Note: Tuition includes all facilities use fees. Attendees should bring a meal to facilitate a working lunch.

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