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.

Who Raped Sleeping Beauty: Serial Predators Unmasked
Rape is a violent crime where sex is used as a weapon. Research suggests that one in four women have been victims of rape or attempted rape in the United States. The majority of victims know their attacker but less than half of these crimes are reported. Only two percent…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Crime   Feb 25, 2015  
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Road Rage: Terrorist Behind the Wheel
Aggressive Driving Aggressive driving which is a traffic offense typically involves speeding, tailgating, changing lanes abruptly, flashing lights, honking the horn, and making angry verbal comments, or gestures. Recent news stories demonstrate that aggressive driving can escalate unpredictably into violent episodes of road rage with tragic results including physical assault,…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Crime   Feb 21, 2015  
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Profiling Online Dates: Frog, Princess, Or Poser
From shopping to dating, the new market place is online. Many singles have experimented with online dating and increasingly believe it is effective. Statistically, most people know someone who has dated or found a committed relationship online. This digital marketplace represents a cross section of society; as such, most members…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Crime   Feb 18, 2015  
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Selective Incarceration: Reducing Violence In America
According to national crime statistics, the United States incarcerates more of its citizens at 721 per 100,000 people than any other country in the world. This figure is approximately seven times higher than China and twenty-four times as many as India. The major contributor to the high rate of incarceration…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Crime   Feb 16, 2015  
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Beware! Violent Internet Fraud
The Internet Crime Complaint Center reports victims of internet fraud in every U.S. state and 45 countries. From 10/01/2013 to 12/01/2014, the total dollar loss was estimated at over $200 million dollars. In spite of these monetary loses due to fraud, thousands of sales using internet sites like Craig’s List,…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Crime   Feb 15, 2015  
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Detecting the Truth: Shifting the Paradigm
Criminal defense attorneys know better than to ask their clients if they are guilty because the truth may not provide the best defense. Unlike the public, individuals working in the criminal justice system are used to creative explanations for criminal conduct and do not expect otherwise. This fact may be…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Crime   Feb 15, 2015  
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