Oxygen.com Correspondent Stephanie Gomulka speaks to Dr. Michelle Jeanis, a criminologist and assistant professor with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Todd Matthews, who is now the Director of Communications and Outreach at the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs).They share insight and tips on how to report a loved one who has gone missing.
University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey reported her ex-boyfriend to authorities multiple times before she was tragically killed. Prevention should not rest on survivors shoulders only.
Here are tips on how to be an advocate against stalking.
People looking to burglarize a home are probably looking for a soft target that looks like no one is there with limited security measures. Personal safety expert David Nance walks through prevention tips and what to do if an intruder gets in.
If someone in your life is exhibiting several traits associated with narcissism it can be difficult to deal with. Emotional abuse from a relationship can have long-lasting effects on survivors, according to Clinical Psychologist and Narcissism Expert Dr. Ramani Durvasula.
Destructive groups or cults often have an authoritarian leader, use coercive control, and manipulate or harm members. From love bombing to coercive control, cult expert Rick Ross weighs in on how cults lure new members
From John Meehan, known as “Dirty John,” to scammer Derek Alldred, several women fell prey to the charm and deception of men pushing a romance scheme. Here are fraud prevention tips on how to stay safe from the con artist in your life.
According to a recent FBI report, active shooter incidents are on the rise. Here is a look at a plan of action recommended by Dr. Pete Blair, Executive Director of the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center at Texas State University.
The true crime podcast “Dirty John” and the Bravo series starring Eric Bana and Connie Britton told the story of John Meehan. He first met love hopeful and his future wife, Debra Newell, online. Here are tips on how to stay safe while online dating.
Are you afraid of falling prey to a scammer? Con artists pretending to be looking for love can quickly scam you out of personal information or money. Here are tips with AARP Fraud Expert Doug Shadel on how to prevent getting scammed and seduced by evil.
Experts say the term “Stranger Danger” may not be the most effective approach. Child advocate Callahan Walsh offers insight on how to broach the topic in a more nuanced way with young ones. Here are some tips on how to talk to your kids about kidnapping.
Whether you’re jogging at night or afraid while home alone, there are several apps and ways to use your phone if you feel like you’re in danger. Here are some ways to use your smartphone during an emergency.
John Meehan seemed like the perfect catch for Debra Newell. However, she began to uncover the truth behind his murky past, which was riddled with jail time, wronged women, and lies. Here is some insight from experts on how to decipher deceit.
You've probably heard about the tragic death of 20 year old Mollie Tibbetts but it is not the only story of female joggers facing terrifying scenarios. Here are some ways to stay safe while jogging alone.