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- Bill Cosby's Latest Sexual Assault Accusations
Comedian and actor, Bill Cosby, is no stranger to the spotlight, but his recent media attention has not been favorable.
- New Rules for UVA Frat Parties Aim to Boost Campus Safety
The University of Virginia has issued strict guidelines to its fraternities in effort to improve safety at parties. The move was made following a highly publicized and controversial rape scandal that led to a mandatory suspension of all Greek social activities at the university.
- 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?