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Chapter Sixteen Protecting Your Safety. Intentional Injuries. Committed on purpose Types Homicide Domestic violence intimate partner violence maltreatment of children maltreatment of elders. Intentional Injuries (cont’d). Types, cont’d Gangs and youth violence Gun violence

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Chapter sixteen protecting your safety

Chapter SixteenProtecting Your Safety


Intentional injuries

Intentional Injuries

  • Committed on purpose

  • Types

    • Homicide

    • Domestic violence

      • intimate partner violence

      • maltreatment of children

      • maltreatment of elders


Intentional injuries cont d

Intentional Injuries (cont’d)

  • Types, cont’d

    • Gangs and youth violence

    • Gun violence

    • Bias and hate crimes


Road rage

Road Rage

  • Violence as a result of drivers’ action against another

  • Recommendations to avoid road rage

    • Avoid making hand gestures

    • Use horn sparingly

    • Allow plenty of time to reach destination

    • Imagine yourself being videotaped while driving

    • Avoid blocking passing lane

    • Avoid switching lanes without signaling


Road rage cont d

Road Rage (cont’d)

  • Recommendations to avoid road rage, cont’d

    • Use only one parking space

    • Avoid parking in a handicapped space, unless you are disabled

    • Avoid tailgating

    • Do not allow your door to hit another parked car next to you

    • Avoid making eye contact with other drivers

    • Do not talk on car phone while driving

    • Keep music volume down

    • Drive defensively


Rape and sexual assaults

Rape and Sexual Assaults

  • Crime of sexual aggression

  • Types of sexual crimes:

    • Acquaintance/date rape

    • Date rape drugs

    • Sexual abuse of children

    • Sexual harassment


Identity theft

Order a copy of your credit report and review carefully

Avoid obvious commonly used passwords

Keep personal info at home secure

Ask about security procedures at work/school

Read all bills carefully and recognize all charges

Do not give out personal info by parties requesting this unless you have consented otherwise

Be wary of pickpockets and carry only the information needed

If you are a victim, contact the police and credit bureaus quickly

Identity Theft

http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft/


Unintentional injuries

Unintentional Injuries

  • Injuries occurring without any intent of harm

  • Safety categories

    • residential

    • recreational

    • firearm

    • motor vehicle

    • campus


Chapter sixteen protecting your safety

Chapter SixteenProtecting Your Safety


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