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Hansen takes readers deep into the world of child predators to show what we can do to protect ourselves and our families.
Police sergeant Rick Woody thought he was doing everything in his power to protect his thirteen-year-old daughter, Kacie, on and off line.
He kept the computer in the living room facing out, he sometimes checked her chats and e-mails, and he made sure Kacie knew not to give out her address or any other personal information. But neither Kacie nor Rick knew that her "seventeen-year-old" friend Dave from California was actually a forty-nine-year-old child predator until it was too late.
Such victims inspired Dateline to create the "To Catch a Predator" series that investigates online predators. Now, correspondent Chris Hansen shares the many stories of the victims who have motivated him to speak out.
These are stories of parents, children, wives, and families, who have had their lives shattered by child predators. Their accounts expose the twisted psychology and workings of men who prey on children and teens, how they manipulate their victims and their loved ones, and the way they've destroyed children, families, and communities. Hansen also explores effective punishment and treatments to stamp out the crime.
We live in a new online world where the time-tested rules of parenting no longer sufficiently protect children. See the real dangers facing teenagers today and learn what you can do to keep them safe.
To Catch a Predator takes you beyond the broadcast into a shadowy world that every parent needs to understand. Inside the pages you will find:
- What motivates child predators and how they choose their prey
- An in-depth look at child victims and what made them targets
- What happens to families who suddenly discover they are living with a child predator
- What detectives, therapists and child predators feel are the best deterrents and treatments to prevent this crime
- What parents must do to protect their kids online, what sites to block, and what software to get
- And, most important, how parents can talk to children about on-line safety WITHOUT scaring them
The creator of the Dateline series counsels parents on how to catch online child predators, in a guide that reveals how even trusted community figures can be predatory and draws on the expertise of psychologists and criminal investigators. 100,000 first printing.
The creator and correspondent of the powerful NBC "Dateline" To Catch a Predator series presents a strong analysis of what some feel is a child predator epidemic and a startling look at the shortcomings of the current systems within society.
A never-before-written exposé on catching child predators, from the creator of the powerful NBC Dateline series
Over 40,000,000 Americans have seen Dateline NBCs ongoing To Catch a Predator series, with an average of 11 million viewers per episode. So far, the Dateline series has led to the arrest of 183 men and shown that child predators can be anyoneeven those most trusted in the communityincluding rabbis, doctors, and teachers.
In his book To Catch a Predator, Chris Hansen, the creator and on-air correspondent for Datelines most successful series, looks deeper into the world of child predators. The book expands beyond the Dateline series to include commentary from psychological and criminal experts about the origins and methods of child predators, and includes substantive advice for both parents and children on how to protect kids on the Internet. Hansen also looks at the current methods for treating child predators and interviews several of the men seen on the Dateline show to follow up on their lives since being arrested. To Catch a Predator presents a strong analysis of what some feel is a child predator epidemic and a startling look at the shortcomings of our systems and society.
An urgently needed primer on how to protect kids from the increasing threat of online predators Over 40 million Americans have seen Datelines ongoing popular series To Catch a Predator, which has caught over two hundred potential child predators. While the show exposed this epidemic, Chris Hansens book, To Catch a Predator, shares the true stories of families who have been targeted by predators, revealing the tactics predators use to manipulate their victims and why even cautious families can be vulnerable to their attacks. He also offers suggestions from police officers, therapists, and child predators on the best approaches for preventing these crimes. Most critically, he provides parents with concrete steps they can take to protect their kids today, including how to initiate meaningful conversations with their children. To Catch a Predator teaches parents and children what they need to know before the next predator strikes.
About the Author
Chris Hansen is the correspondent for the successful "To Catch a Predator" series. For the last twelve years, he has been an on-air correspondent for NBC's Dateline. Since the Dateline specials have aired, the show has exposed over two hundred potential child predators in its stings. Chris Hansen has testified before Congress on this issue as a nationally known authority on protecting children from child predators.