CRGI Digital Digests are downloadable PDF documents that are packed with information on the titled subject matter. The Digital Digests are for people who want comprehensive information in one convenient place. They are useful for both learning about a new subject and also as referrence guide.
Five Stages of Violent Crime - Marc MacYoung
Pyramid of Personal Safety - Marc MacYoung
Violence Dynamics - Rory Miller
The Seven Aspects of Self-Defense Training - Rory Miller
Five Stages of Violent Crime - Marc MacYoungThe Five Stages of Violent Crime is an internationally recognized system to identify if -- and determine when and if -- you are being set up for a crime or violence. The Five Stages of Violent Crime has been tested in court as an easily explainable standard by which individuals determined if they were legally justified to use self defense tactics.
Pyramid of Personal Safety - Marc MacYoungThere is no reason to live in fear of crime and violence. There is however reason to take reasonable precautions. And in doing so, you will have deterred most criminals from choosing you as their victim. With this in mind, personal safety can be viewed as a pyramid. Each level not only increases your safety, but builds upon the level under it to create a cohesive and consistent whole.
Violence Dynamics - Rory MillerViolence Dynamics is the study of: (1) Violent social processes and the way individuals and groups violently behave and interact. (2) The relationships between individual violent interactions and group level violent behaviors. Violence Dynamics is a social science. That means that the "rules" of violence dynamics are not absolute. They are observations thought to be true. They are not facts that are scientifically determined to be true.
The Seven Aspects of Self-Defense Training - Rory MillerWhether you are a student, practitioner, or instructor, SD is not a simple set of physical skills. At its best, it is an in-depth understanding of a class of problems, combined with social, mental and physical skillsets to neutralize those problems, whether by prevention or direct action. In “Meditations on Violence” and then expanded in “Facing Violence” I asserted there were seven things you must cover in self defense training: The ethics and legality of using force Violence Dynamics Prevention: Avoidance; Escape and Evasion; and De-escalation Counter-assault Breaking the Freeze The Fight Itself The Aftermath