Ret. FBI Profiler Greg Cooper, who once ran the FBI’s famous Behavior Science Unit, has studied predators his entire career for the sole purpose of helping to educate people on how to stay safe. He’s written books, taught courses, and spoken to audiences around the world. He even started the Cold Case Foundation (CCF) many years ago to help victim families get closure on their loved ones unsolved murder.
CCF also trains law enforcement and more recently is offering online courses for the public on topics including victimology.
Mr. Cooper was recently a guest on The Interview Room along with CCF’s Deputy Director Dean L. Jackson along with investigative journalist Tom McHoes. Mr. Cooper and Mr. McHoes talked about their new book, “Predators,” and gave practical advise for women, teens and college students especially on protecting yourself from becoming a victim.
Always ask yourself these three questions: 1. “Who am I with?” 2. “Where am I?” and 3. “What am I doing?”
Those questions will help everyone gauge their risk level and then be able to take action.
“If you’re not comfortable with who you’re with, where you are or what you’re doing, leave! Get out of that situation,” Mr. Cooper said.
“If you’re not comfortable with who you’re with, where you are, or what you’re doing, leave! Get out of that situation.”Greg Cooper, Ret. FBI Profiler
Another safety tip, especially for women who live alone, is to leave a pair of large, dirty construction boots outside your front door. This visual cue makes it looks like a large-size man is inside. This advise came directly from a convicted serial rapist, who was interviewed in prison by Mr. Cooper. This person was asked what advise he had for women to protect themselves against men like him. Ladies, this is a golden piece of advise. Shop thrift stores and consignment shops if you don’t want to buy something new from Walmart or a discount retailer.