I just have to put this out there. There are times when avoidance situation awareness just won’t do it. 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. Remember, when it comes to violence there are usually legal repercussions. Therefore we strongly advocate you know when you are justified to use force. A shorthand version of the five stages. Each is linked to a more in-depth look at the subject.