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How to Save Your Daughter's Life: Straight Talk for Parents from America's Top Criminal Profiler Paperback – August 15, 2012
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Pat Brown is a nationally known criminal profiler, television commentator, author, and founder and CEO of The Sexual Homicide Exchange and The Pat Brown Criminal Profiling Agency. She has provided crime commentary and profiling and forensic analysis in more than 2,000 television and radio appearances in the United States and across the globe. She can be seen regularly on the cable television news programs on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX, and is a frequent guest of The Today Show, the CBS Early Show, Larry King, Inside Edition, Nancy Grace, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, Dr. Drew, Joy Behar, and America's Most Wanted. Her radio show Profile This! airs every Sunday on BlogTalkRadio (9:00 pm EST).
For four seasons, Brown profiled crimes on the weekly Court TV crime show, I, Detective. She is the host of the 2004 Discovery Channel documentary, The Mysterious Death of Cleopatra. In the spring of 2006, Brown went inside one of Florida's maximum-security prisons to interview a child murderer for the Discovery Channel series Evil Minds. In 2010 she profiled a new Jack the Ripper suspect for Investigation Discovery's Mystery Files. She is the author of The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers, Psychopaths, and Killing for Sport: Inside the Minds of Serial Killers, and is a contract writer for Crime Library. Brown contributed special feature content included in the 2005 home DVD edition of Profiler: Season Two and the 15th Anniversary Edition, 2006 DVD release of Quentin Tarantino's crime classic Reservoir Dogs.
Since 1996, Brown's organization The Sexual Homicide Exchange (SHE) has offered criminal profiling services at no charge to law enforcement and training for detectives. Its latest program, All Our Children Matter, is dedicated to stopping violence against children through criminal profiling education and proactive training for parents and communities.
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Introduction: Important! Read First!
Whenever young women meet tragic ends―a jogger who is raped and murdered by a serial killer, a teenager who is killed by her boyfriend after she breaks up with him, a high school girl who gets beat up by a group of girls she thought were her friends, or a series of prostitutes go missing after advertising on Craigslist―my phone starts ringing.
I spend the next few days on The Today Show, The Early Show, Nancy Grace, Jane Velez-Mitchell, Inside Edition, FOX and Friends, Dr. Drew, or HLN's Prime News talking about what kind of person would commit such a horrendous crime. I often discuss how the poor woman or girl ended up a victim and give advice to other females on how to avoid a similar situation. I hope to save lives by sharing some thoughts that maybe haven't occurred to some of the viewers or that might remind them of certain behaviors or choices that can put them in harm's way.
Usually after the shows, I get e-mails from many people thanking me for sharing information that can keep them or their loved ones from harm. Here are two e-mails I received following my July 2011 appearance on The Today Show when I spoke of the brutal murder of high school graduate Lauren Astley by her ex-boyfriend:
I just saw you on The Today Show speaking about a recent tragedy involving the violent murder of a recent high school graduate by, police believe, her boyfriend.
In that interview you spoke directly to girls who have recently broken up with their partner, advising that if that partner requests a meeting post-breakup that it not be done privately because the partner is counting on the fact that she's nice and will agree to meet.
I can't agree with you enough!
I fear however that we―in particular women―don't actually teach our girls that it's okay to refuse that 'one last time' or that it's Okay and likely wise to break up in a public place or over the phone even, when one's partner exhibits dangerous traits.
Moreover, we don't even do a good job of teaching our girls how, in the depths of teenage love, to spot the subtle signs that scream 'danger.' Nor do we teach them how to put words to those gut instincts that tell us something is amiss with our partner and relationship, or, simply, that we deserve better than what we've been experiencing in the relationship at hand. We do, however, do a great job of teaching them that it's important to be nice, understanding, caring, and nurturing without also teaching them to be wise and deeply instinctual, as though the former and latter attributes are mutually exclusive.
So thank you for your very frank statement. It is my sincere hope, however, that you are able to carry that statement widely to girls and women everywhere as I truly believe we are needlessly losing our sisters to the false idea that our gender requires us to be 'nice' and 'nurturing' in all circumstances.
Best regards, Aurora Vasquez
Dear Ms. Brown,
Thank you for being the only voice [I hear] in the media calling domestic and dating violence what it is: power and control. Anchors and interviewers insist on trying to spin the 'he just snapped' angle . . . 'he was a great kid, great guy, wonderful man . . . what caused him to snap all of a sudden?'
You made that point this morning on The Today Show, countering the therapist's comments and speaking directly to girls and women. Giving them information that could save their lives.
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In her book How to Save Your Daughter's Life, Pat Brown tells how to make your daughter's life more secure and she does it in plain English, sometimes quite bluntly. In fact she has a warning at the end of the introduction:
Warning: I speak in a very open fashion about sex, violence, relationships, prostitution, drugs, alcohol, rape, murder, crime, criminals and psychopaths. I do not beat around the bush and couch what I say in soothing words or in psychobabble. I may take on the thinking of the predator or psychopath and show you what he might be planning for your daughter, and it isn't particularly sweet. I hope you understand I simply want to be clear and straightforward with no BS. Better a bit of discomfort here than massive heartache later.
She begins with The Early Years to lay the groundwork of the rest of the chapters. She tells parents to begin by teaching their children respect for other people. She also notes that parents should teach their daughters to respect them and to keep the lines of communication open. She also states that parents should answer children's questions truthfully. Lies only complicate matters, even if the lie is meant to make it easier for the child.
She says most children are smart people and will see through a lie and as a result lose respect for the liar. She gives examples from her own life and others she has come in contact with.
"Slow her down," she says of girls that are trying to grow up too fast. Mrs.Read more ›
Though it is a very blunt and often brutally descriptive book, Mom asked me to read it in good taste because I am heading off to college. Only after I read this book did I realize how dangerous some situations can truly be. The author adds advice for everything from date rape to stalking, internet predators, and the dangers of the pornography business. Though it's a tough read due to the fact it was very detailed, I did find her advice on self-defense and how to handle dangerous situations very helpful.
Overall a great book. My Mom is grateful to have found it, and I am especially indebted to Pat Brown for giving us young women much-needed advice about how to take care of ourselves and stay safe. Of course, no book guarantees 100% safety, but it's better to be in the know than become victim to the horrible crimes so often committed against women.
My beautiful 18 year old daughter Emily was killed just before her High School graduation in 2005, her new "friend" was highly groomed and had us all fooled as he played the part of a caring and thoughtful "Prom-date".
Emily was a NASA intern and had a fistful of opportunities that she had earned and she was more beautiful in her spirit filled life than anyone could imagine. Immediately after we returned home from an extensive 10-day college tours in April 2005, the young man who was to be her Prom-date, drove her down our local highway at racing speeds in his little Honda-civic- transportation vehicle, pushing to pass his other friend on the highway, who was also driving in a reckless-rivalry. They were killed on impact in a violent crash. This could have been avoided IF the boys had been educated of the dangers of speed AND also if they respected the lives that are so precious.
The boys were obviously imitating the racing behaviors that they learned FROM THE ADULTS in their circle of influence ...as the police report stated "reckless driving" with 5 witnesses. Thank Goodness for Dr. "G" the Medical Examiner, as she stated in her report "that the "perpetrator" was deceased- no charges pending." The high-schooled kids and many others romanticized this crime. The shock and the outrage of it all clouded the facts for many weeks but the Police Report and the Medical Examiner's report spoke volumes.
Education is a cure for ignorance. It is amazing that healthy people are not interested in the predators that lurk. The boys had been groomed to think they were invincible and the adults around them were just careless.
Great Job PAT!Read more ›
witty fashion that it will Literally make you laugh out loud while you are
reading it! I am blessed with twins. A
7 year old daughter and a 7 year old
son. Just because this wonderful book
is written for daughter's
in mind does
not mean that you can't read it if you
only have sons. Unfortunately our
precious sons are in great danger in
our society. I learned that the hard way when my son who was 5 at the time
was almost abducted by a mentally ill man at the Main library in my city. Fortunately I am a very protective
parent and I was able to prevent his abduction . His other parent was with
me at the time, but if someone wants
to hurt our children they Will Do so and
Pat's book wiill Definitely help you
know how to prevent these daily
tragedies in our society from
happening! Isn't that worth it?
Pass it along to people and help Pat Brown spread her vast knowledge of how to stop the violence on our children! I did.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Quick read and reminder for college freshman women living on campus.
A nice little gift from aunts to their nieces. Thanks
I just read the sampler version of Pat Browns book. In order to get a full understanding of the scope of this book look at the index and see the subjects covered including the... Read morePublished on October 24, 2014 by Dale Howard
Good guide to give a teen, but I would have liked more about how to identify a predator (grooming, etc.). Read morePublished on July 13, 2014 by Amazon Customer
This book should be mandatory to read if you have a daughter. There are great parenting tips. My daughter is 12, and I just read it ....I wish I read it when she was twoPublished on June 30, 2014 by TERESA SWIMM
I am a very protective new father but what I have read in this book has opened my eyes to what I never thought I should be protective about , Internet , dissolution of... Read morePublished on March 20, 2014 by Rick
A book everyone with a young female ( daughter, granddaughter, family friend, etc.) in their lives must read and act uponPublished on October 22, 2013 by Michael Dunn
The book was incredible! Pat Brown is a fantastic writer and made each lesson she was teaching really hit home. I have already recommended this to several people!Published on March 7, 2013 by Nina
I think this book should be read by every parent. We all need to be aware that things can go bad very quickly no matter where we live. Thank you for the information !!!Published on February 23, 2013 by Brian Davidson
It provided good information. Hopefully, this is common sense already embraced by parents.
This book should be recommended for parents of young children so the education for... Read more