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Susan M. Shaw

Why Wouldn't a Christian University Take Sexual Assault Seriously?

Susan M. Shaw | May 27, 2016 | Religion
We could cynically point to hypocrisy. Certainly that's there. But I think the underlying belief system that allows a Christian university to overlook sexual violence is a kind of misogyny related to particular conservative Christian convictions about women, gender, and sexuality.
Courtney M. Soliday

Pennsylvania Church Launches PR Campaign Against Fixing Child Rape Laws

Courtney M. Soliday | May 27, 2016 | Crime
Next Sunday, June 5th, survivors of child sex abuse, along with legal scholars, advocates and others will join together for the Walk For A Window across Brooklyn Bridge.
Lorenzo Johnson

Is There a Cure for Wrongful Convictions?

Lorenzo Johnson | May 27, 2016 | Crime
Our criminal justice system continues to fail innocent prisoners because of the structures and statutes that legislators refuse to change.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Idaho Rape Case Screams for a Racial Hate Crime Prosecution

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | May 27, 2016 | Black Voices
The grisly facts about the alleged rape made brief headlines only after the student's adopted parents filed a $10 million lawsuit against just about everybody at the school -- coaches, administrators, staff -- that allegedly knew about the rape, and much more, yet said and did nothing about it.
Chandra Bozelko

Trump Is Usually Wrong But He's Right on This One

Chandra Bozelko | May 27, 2016 | Crime
Trump always gets press but the fact that he's hired three people who've done time shouldn't be as newsy as it is. We make hiring people convicted of felonies a bigger deal than it should be.
Hector Villagra

Why Do Cops Lie? Because They Can

Hector Villagra | May 26, 2016 | Politics
Who are prosecutors, judges and jurors going to believe? That's the tempting question that leads down the rabbit hole where officers end up brazenly and coolly beating an inmate and lying about his being the aggressor.
Tio Hardiman

The Only Way to Stop Killings in Chicago

Tio Hardiman | May 26, 2016 | Chicago
Shootings and homicides continue to make headlines daily in Chicago. The police do their best to implement one strategy after another to help reduce gun violence, however, the strategies are coming up short as it relates to achieving real results.
Sherry Gray

The School Shooting That Shocked the Nation - 50 Years Later

Sherry Gray | May 26, 2016 | Crime
Even after 50 years of debate, there are no easy answers. With each horrifying incident come more questions, more rhetoric on both sides, and no clear path forward.
Alison Bass

Amnesty International attacks Norway for violating human rights of sex workers

Alison Bass | May 26, 2016 | Crime
My hat's off to Amnesty for having the guts to stand up and shout the truth. I hope that some day the state and federal governments in this country will listen.
Pooja Mehta

The Medical Community Must Come to the Defense of Purvi Patel

Pooja Mehta | May 26, 2016 | Politics
None of us can afford to stay silent when a woman is criminalized by her own providers for seeking urgent, necessary medical care in the setting of pregnancy.
Tessie Castillo

What Is Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD)?

Tessie Castillo | May 25, 2016 | Crime
Seattle police officers got a surprise the day a woman approached with cocaine rocks in her hand and asked to be arrested. "I want to be enrolled in the LEAD program," she said, referring to a new initiative aimed at diverting people who are frequently arrested into social services and treatment.
The Lineup

Who was the Boston Strangler?

The Lineup | May 25, 2016 | Crime
Albert DeSalvo. Credit: Murderpedia By: Orrin Grey It is one of the most famous cases of serial murder in American history. Yet the criminal investigation of the so-called Boston Strangler is riddled with inconsistencies and contradictions. Were the slayings truly committed by...
Maritza Perez

Why Latinos Should Invest in Sentencing Reform

Maritza Perez | May 25, 2016 | Latino Voices
Once incarcerated, Latinxs face limited economic opportunity, family trauma, turmoil, and deportation -- consequences that do not in any way reflect reasonable punishment for the often minor infractions that occur.
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

Preventing Child Abuse Fatalities: Support the Life-Saving Work of Child Protective Services

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | May 26, 2016 | Crime
Not a day goes by the media doesn't cover a case of a child who was horribly abused or neglected. It's estimated that between 1,500 and 3,000 children in the U.S. will die this year at the hands of those who were supposed to protect them. So vulnerable, the majority...
Brian David Crane

Online Dating Safety: Kansas Student Has Horrifying Tinder Experience

Brian David Crane | May 24, 2016 | Crime
A University of Kansas student had a horrifying encounter with a man whom she met on Tinder in April. The 22 year-old student was picked up by 30 year-old, Shane Steven Allen, from her sorority house for a date...
Matt Doran

Murder or Suicide? The Exhumation of Michelle O'Connell

Matt Doran | May 24, 2016 | Crime
Was it suicide or was it murder? The relentless family of young mother Michelle O'Connell believes they may finally have unearthed the answer. Matt Doran flew to Florida to investigate a discovery that some say could have devastating consequences for those in power.
Saul Segan

Don't Just Plead Guilty

Saul Segan | May 23, 2016 | Crime
Law abiding citizens often get in their own way. Because of the mystique of our court systems, many of those who get arrested for traffic tickets or even worse, DUI's, anticipate so much fear of the courts, that they are too ready to "rollover and play dead," in order to get it all over with.
Seth Ferranti

The Etiquette of Smoking Pot

Seth Ferranti | May 24, 2016 | Crime
How to Smoke Pot (Properly): A Highbrow Guide to Getting High, a new book by former High Times Editor and VICE weed expert David Bienenstock, takes a look at the current state of the burgeoning marijuana market with advice on how to smoke pot properly, get a job...
Sarah B Horton

Rethinking Arizona's Identity Theft Laws

Sarah B Horton | May 23, 2016 | Politics
On May 2, a federal court in Arizona allowed Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to continue his workplace raids to search for undocumented immigrants using false identities to work. In the wake of this decision, we should reconsider how we define identity theft.
Bennett L. Gershman

Correcting Prosecutorial Misconduct and Judicial Error in Louisiana

Bennett L. Gershman | May 20, 2016 | Crime
It seems incontestable that Louisiana's criminal justice system is in a state of collapse. The state judiciary appears to be oblivious to violations of the constitutional rights of criminal defendants; prosecutors continue to violate the rights of accused with impunity, especially by suppressing exculpatory evidence; public defenders are so overwhelmed by huge caseloads they have refused to take new cases; and the state prisons have the highest incarceration rate in the nation.
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