Self Defense Midterm
Terms in this set (14)
3 A's of Personal Safety
Forms of Violence
Sexual assault/rape: personal violence where power, anger, and sexuality meet
Aggravated assault: serious bodily injury and a weapon are used
Key Factors of a Potential Victim of Sexual Assault
Stages of Sexual Assult
Areas to Asses in Evaluating a Situation
1. Environment: proximity, position, barriers, avenues of escape, weapons
2. Threatening individuals
4 Action Strategies
1. Immediate retreat
Controlling your own emotional state and assuming a confident and attentive demeanor
Non-Verbal Techniques to Control Anxiety and Fear
-Breath deep and slow
Strategy in which a potential victim's firm and direct refusal to comply with the behaviors that a sexual assailant expects from a typical victim (also known as Firm Resistance or Assertiveness).
Verbal Behavior (in testing stages of a potential victim of sexual assault)
1. Naming the offensive behavior
2. Clearly stating expectations
3. Saying "No"
Used in response to physical aggression/attack
Ethic of Least Harm
A commitment to using the least damaging or punishing defense in order to deter an attacker
-5 out of 6 North Americans will be victims of violent crime, either attempted or completed, at least once in their lives.
-The majority of victims in family violence are women and children.
-25% of women in college have been raped reported by Koss (1985)
-The key factor in deterring unarmed sexual assailants is immediate and firm resistance.
-Women are not exclusively the victims of sexual assault
-The majority of assaults involve one victim and one assailant.
-Less than half of assaults occur in the daytime.
-Most assaults occur in the vicinity of the defender/victim's home.
-Men are more often the victims of assault, outside family violence.
-Only 10-30% of rape incidents are reported, making it one of the most underreported of violent crimes.
-Koss reports that date rapists consist frequently of sexually aggressive men who oversubscribe to traditional male roles and believe aggression is normal.
5 Front Facing Attacks
2. Web strike
3. Heel palm
4. Eye gouge (downwards trajectory)