Gavin de Becker, The Gift of Fear

gift-of-fearThe Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence

I know, I know.  This is not a new book!   But it is one a colleague recently recommended, and it is timely given the federal government’s recent attention toward our universities’ rape culture and the lawsuit just filed by the Wesleyan student against a fraternity for her rape.  We have an epidemic of campus rape, and a need for effective solutions, including the best legal deterrents.  One element is how to educate the victims about impending danger before it happens, which The Gift of Fear does.  It should be on everyone’s reading list, but most especially high school graduates heading to college.

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Marci Hamilton

Marci A. Hamilton is one of the United States’ leading church/state scholars and is a Fox Family Pavilion Distinguished Scholar in Residence in the Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the Academic Director and President of CHILD USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to interdisciplinary evidence-based research and tracking of medical, legal, and psychological developments to prevent and deter child abuse and neglect, which she co-leads with Dr. Steven Berkowitz, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and Dr. Paul Offit, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She holds the Paul R. Verkuil Research Chair at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, through 2018.