Managing Violence Recommended Reading List

The essential library for any violence prevention and management enthusiast

General Self-Protection

  • Coursen, Spencer – The Safety Trap
  • Dimitri, Richard – In Total Defense of the Self
  • Freeborn, Varg – Violence of Mind
  • Larkin, Tim – When Violence is the Answer
  • MacYoung, Marc – Cheap Shots, Ambushes and Other Lessons
  • MacYoung, Marc – What You Don’t Know Can Kill You
  • Miller, Rory – Meditations on Violence
  • Miller, Rory – Facing Violence
  • Quinn, Peyton – Bouncers’ Guide to Barroom Brawling
  • Schneider, Gavriel – Can I See Your Hands
  • Strong, Sanford – Strong on Defense
  • Thompson, Geoff – Watch My Back
  • Thompson, Geoff – Dead or Alive
  • Thompson, Geoff – Three Second Fighter

Communication/De-escalation

  • Amdur, Ellis – Words of Power
  • Miller, Rory – ConCom: Conflict Communication
  • Thompson, Geoff – The Art of Fighting Without Fighting
  • Thompson, George – Verbal Judo

Law Enforcement/Security

  •  Burrese, Alain – Survive a Shooting
  • Christensen, Loren – Defensive Tactics
  • Christensen, Loren – Far Beyond Defensive Tactics
  • De Becker, Gavin – Just 2 Seconds
  • Malpass, Michael – Taming the Serpent
  • Martin, Dennis – Working with Warriors
  • Schneider, Gavriel – Beyond the Bodyguard
  • Siddle, Bruce – Sharpening the Warriors Edge
  • Wollert, Terry & Quail, Jeff – A Scientific Approach to Reality Based Training

Threat Assessment

  • Calhoun, Frederick – Threat Assessment and Management Strategies: Identifying the Howlers and Hunters
  • Cawood, James – Violence Assessment and Intervention
  • De Becker, Gavin – The Gift of Fear
  • Meloy, Reid – International Handbook of Threat Assessment
  • Miller, Rory – Living in the Deep Brain
  • Valdiserri, Anna – Creepology: Self-defense for your social life
  • Van Horne, Patrick – Left of Bang

 Training

  • Coyle, Daniel – The Talent Code
  • Larsen, Matt – Modern Army Combatives
  • Miller, Rory – Training for Sudden Violence
  • Murray, Kenneth – Training at the Speed of Life
  • Wollert, Terry & Quail, Jeff – A Scientific Approach to Reality Based Training

Combatives/Martial Arts

  • Applegate, Rex – Kill or Get Killed
  • Ben Keren, Gershon – Krav Maga: Real World Solutions to Real World Violence
  • Ben Keren, Gershon – Krav Maga: Tactical Survival
  • Ben Keren, Gershon – Krav Maga: Extreme Survival
  • Fairbairn, W.E. – Get Tough! How to Win in Hand-to-Hand Fighting
  • Lee, Bruce – Tao of Jeet Kun Do
  • MacYoung, Marc – Multiple Attackers
  • McCann, Kelly – Combatives for Street Survival
  • Moore, Tommy Joe – Shanghai School of Streetfighting
  • Moore, Tommy Joe – Modern Bartitsu
  • Morrison, Lee – The Complete Book of Urban Combatives

Other

  • Bonaparte, Napoleon – The Art of War and Power
  • Grossman, Dave – On Combat
  • Herman, Judith – Trauma and Recovery
  • Hill, Jess – See What You Made Me Do
  • Koster, Denise – Refusing to Accept the Unacceptable
  • Miyamoto, Musashi – The Book of 5 Rings
  • Sun Tzu – The Art of War

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