Hostile Ground: Defusing and Restraining Violent Behavior and Physical Assaults
by Edward Lewis
Our personal and professional lives often put us in contact with people who exhibit intimidating, menacing and sometimes outright violent behavior. ... Show synopsis Our personal and professional lives often put us in contact with people who exhibit intimidating, menacing and sometimes outright violent behavior. Ed Lewis has faced hundreds of such confrontations as part of a professional restraint team at a mental health facility as well as on the streets as a private investigator, and in that environment he discovered the psychological and physical secrets of defusing such hostile subjects or, if necessary, restraining their attacks. In Hostile Ground, he gives you a graduate course in such topics as handling fear during a confrontation, recognizing different types of aggressors, identifying common reasons for assaultive behavior, reading body language for signs of impending violence, defusing a hostile situation and managing physical assaults if all else fails. Whether your job puts you in harms way or youre simply an ordinary citizen who interacts with the public on a daily basis, you will learn from this book.