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- Sexual Assault on College Campuses
The rape trial of two Vanderbilt ex-football players has brought national attention to the growing epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses.
- New Laws to Help Sexual Abuse Victims and Their Lawyers in California
As a result of changes to sexual abuse laws in California and a more liberal statute of limitations, attorneys in California now have a greater chance to pursue perpetrators of sexual abuse and obtain justice for their victims. Thanks in part to greater public awareness of the problem, recent reports in the news, and more women willing to come forward after being abused, a greater number of abuse and molestation victims can at last obtain some measure of justice for the trauma they’ve endured.
- Domestic Violence: A Heavy Accusation
Domestic violence is a serious accusation and can have devastating effects on the life of those accused.
- Abuse Tactics Used On Elderly Women
Abuse comes in many forms - emotional, physical, verbal, sexual - and to anyone - young or elderly. Learn how to identify abuse and prevent it.
- Statutory Rape and the Age of Consent
If parents consent to a relation between a minor an adult, is it crime? The answer is more complex then it may seem at first.
- Why We Know Almost Nothing about Sexual Abuse in Immigration Detention
The Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates that more than 216,000 people are sexually abused in the US detention system every year. Although there is sufficient proof to believe that the abuse rate against immigrants is much higher than previously thought, there are no such comprehensive reports detailing each case.
- Is Double Jeopardy Violated If a Court Increases a Sentence More Than Once, Resulting in a 495 Year Sentence?
Under the Habitual Sexual Offender Law (Penal Code § 667.61, 667.71 and 667.6 (d)), the minimum sentence for someone convicted of certain sex offenses under certain circumstances is 25 years to life. Under Penal Code § 1170.1, the court may only increase a sentence once due to a prior serious felony conviction. Under the Three Strikes Law (Penal Code § § 667 (e) and 1170.12), however, multiple sentence increases are allowed.
- How Much Contact Should Children Legally Be Allowed to Have With Their Teachers?
What has been perceived as a rash of inappropriate teacher-student relationships has led to some interesting new legal territory. Concerned about interaction between teachers and students, a number of jurisdictions have passed laws variously prohibiting social media contact to physical contact (such as hugging or spanking). So, how much contact should children and teachers have with one another?
- Sex Offenders and Predators
Sadly, the news is constantly filled with reports of various sex crimes, like rape, teachers having sex with underage students, and child pornography rings. Another frequent story is that of the sex offender or predator who offends again and hurts somebody. But what is the truth behind sex offenders and predators? Which crimes will result in registration? How can you find out about sex offenders near you? Just how big of a threat do these people pose?
- Considerations for Victims in Prosecuting Rape
It is a difficult topic to discuss or even think about, but rape is a real part of every civilization. Although improvements have been made in the legal system, prosecution of a rapist can still be a drawn out and painful process, and often the victims of rape have no idea what to expect. This article will discuss what rape is and what a victim should expect from the prosecution of the crime.