Going Straight: An Ex-Convict/Psychologist Tells Why and How

January 10, 2009
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone

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Episode Description

He's a retired forensic psychologist who has examined thousands of defendants in criminal cases and testified as an expert witness hundreds of times…but only after getting in trouble for most of his youth and then spending four years in prison. He left jail with a G.E.D., a $20 bill, and a vow never to go back. And, he never has. This week, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews Dr. Paul Fauteck, the author of Going Straight: An Ex-Convict /Psychologist Tells Why and How. Now retired and in his 70's, he spends his time lecturing to offender groups about the lessons he learned, writing about how to improve the criminal justice system, and trying to give back to society some at least some of what he took. Also, on this show, Susan debunks another misleading Webmail that purports to offer important crime prevention information to women.

Crime Prevention 101

Crime Prevention 101

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Welcome to Crime Prevention 101, the Personal Safety radio show with an optimistic perspective on a sober subject. Get set for personal safety stories that demand to be heard whether heartbreaking, infuriating or just plain weird; learn about hot crime topics and people who are making the headlines; and find out about the trends and legal developments that are going to impact your life, either positively or negatively, in the future. Most importantly, be empowered and inspired by success stories about people who've fought off an attacker or deterred a crime. You’ll also get a chance to address your own personal safety concerns, either by phone or e-mail. So, tune in to “Crime Prevention 101.” It'd be a crime not to listen!

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Susan Bartelstone

Susan Bartelstone

Talking the talk because she's walked the walk! Years ago, Susan Bartelstone had a bad break-up with a guy, complete with physical and emotional bruises, and determined to learn how to protect herself. Today, she's a certified Crime Prevention Specialist and personal safety expert, with 17 years combined training in WWII Combatives, self defense and martial arts. Along the way, she deterred five extremely dangerous criminal encounters, fought her way out of a surprise attack and, for more than 18 years, from such organizations as American Express, the U.S. Post Office and the Livery Cab Owners Coalition of New York.. Author of Think Fast and Prevent a Violent Crime: How to Respond to Danger in 20 Seconds (or Less!), which is based on her own experiences, she’s been featured in a long and varied list of media, including the “Today Show,” “America’s Most Wanted” and Self Magazine.

Over the years, she’s helped thousands of people solve their personal safety dilemmas with her personal safety programs and her practical advice—which stresses the many opportunities you have to avoid or defuse a criminal encounter and how to use your brains instead of your muscles in a fight.

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