james siddall (Street Articles Author)

Dr. Siddall is a Psychologist with over 30 years of experience in clinical and forensic psychology as a clinician, educator and consultant to business, industry, and the criminal justice system. He is Vietnam Era veteran who served with law enforcement. As a free lance writer he specializes in articles on personal security, psychology, crime and short educational essays.

Live Well And Save Thousands
First, know the enemy. Marketing, the herd mentality and credit buying are among the principal causes of money management problems. Advertisers spend millions of dollars creating a herd mentally that promotes the artificial need to purchase unnecessary goods and services. The fact is that there is a significant difference between…
By:  in  Finance  >  Budgeting   May 11, 2015  
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How Con Artists Steal Your Trust
The term “con artist” has been used to describe the personality type behind many crimes of fraud by deception which experts estimate costs billions of dollars in the U.S. These criminals are experts at creating the impression of “confidence” among their victims in order to perpetrate their fraudulent schemes. Con…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Crime   May 06, 2015  
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Digital Assets: Safeguarding Your History
Digital assets include anything you own or have rights to that is accessed via the internet or other forms of digital technology. A digital asset may have financial, personal, or sentimental value to you, your family, or your friends. Digital Assets Examples of digital assets include accounts for: Online banking,…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Crime   Apr 27, 2015  
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Computer Forensics: Privacy Wars
A huge cache of personal information including e-mail messages, contact lists, search information, pictures, videos, downloads, research, confidential files, and full transcripts of private chats and postings on social network sites is recorded on the storage media of your computer, cell phone, and other electronic devices. Contrary to public belief,…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Crime   Apr 21, 2015  
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Raising Cain: Parenting Antisocial Children
One third of the teenagers and young adults in the United States have been arrested by the age of 23 for crimes ranging from drug use to violent assaults according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. There are many contributing factors to the development of criminal behavior including broken homes,…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Crime   Apr 15, 2015  
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Defeating Identity Theft: Protection And Recovery
Identity thieves make unauthorized use of another individual’s personal information such as credit card and social security numbers in order to commit financial crimes or identity fraud. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that approximately nine million Americans are victims of some form of identity theft each year. Here is how…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Crime   Apr 07, 2015  
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Cyberstalking: The Digital Frontier
On the digital frontier, stalkers have updated their weaponry and they are gunning for the unprepared. Cyberstalking is a criminal behavior which occurs when an individual uses the Internet to harass, humiliate, damage, or threaten someone. Most states currently have included electronic forms of communication as part of stalking or…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Crime   Mar 27, 2015  
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The End Of Privacy, Identity, And Crime
The concept of privacy, identity, and crime may soon yield to the evolution of DNA research, GPS technology, and the availability of computerized data banks. DNA profiling offers a highly accurate method of individual identification. DNA profiles can be securely linked to location through GPS technology, and computerized data making…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Crime   Mar 22, 2015  
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Finding the Lost And Missing: Skip Tracing 101
The National Crime Information Center (NCIC) recently reported that there are approximately 90,000 unresolved cases of missing persons at any time in the United States. In addition, millions of people are disconnected having simply lost touch with one another. Most readers can probably name several family members, friends, classmates, or…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Crime   Mar 17, 2015  
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Live to Fight Another Day: Strategic Self Defense
Recent FBI statistics show that violent crimes in the United States including murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault occur at a rate of about 368 crimes per 100,000 inhabitants. Most of the victims of these crimes are ordinary citizens who lack expertise in self defense. Even fewer of these individuals…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Crime   Mar 07, 2015  
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