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The Impact of Rape Law Reform: An Aggregate Analysis of Police Reports and Arrests

Articles or Reports | May 1, 1994
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This aggregate analysis of rape law reform in 48 states complements existing individual-level studies by providing a picture of the nationwide impact of the reforms. A theoretical model of rape law impact is developed, and the effects of several reform measures on official rape rates are examined through multiple regression analyses that control for contextual and etiological factors.

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The Investigation and Prosecution of Strangulation Cases

Articles or Reports | January 1, 2013
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Survivors of non-fatal strangulation have known for years what prosecutors and civil attorneys are only recently learning: Many domestic violence offenders and rapists do not strangle their partners to kill them; they strangle them to let them know they can kill them—any time they wish. Once victims know this truth, they live under the power and control of their abuser day in and day out.

This complex reality creates challenges for prosecutors who have to decide whether to prosecute non-fatal strangulation cases as attempted murders or serious felony assaults.

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The Language of Confession, Interrogation, and Deception

Book | January 1, 1998
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A landmark volume with cross-disciplinary applications, The Language of Confession, Interrogation, and Deception is useful for professionals and academics in linguistics, forensic linguistics, criminal justice, communication, and interpersonal violence.

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The MetLife study of Elder Financial Abuse: Crimes of Occasion, Desperation, and Predation Against America’s Elders

Articles or Reports | June 1, 2011
Author: Other

In 2009, the MetLife Mature Market Institute, in collaboration with the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA), and the Center for Gerontology at Virginia Tech, released a groundbreaking study to provide a comprehensive understanding of the extent and implications of elder financial abuse. The study, Broken Trust: Elders, Family, and Finances, consisted of a review of the scholarly and professional literature and an in-depth analysis of newsfeed articles from April through June 2008. It was designed to provide easily accessible and well-researched information specifically focused on the problem of elder financial abuse.

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The Model Stalking Code: Responding to the New Realities of Stalking

Protocols | January 1, 2007
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This publication contains statutory language and accompanying commentary to help policymakers, advocates, criminal justice professionals and others create stronger, more effective stalking laws and protocols.

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The National Crime Victim Bar Association

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A Professional association of attorneys and expert witnesses dedicated to helping victims seek justice through the civil system.

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The Nature and Extent of Gang Involvement in Sex Trafficking in San Diego County

Articles or Reports | April 1, 2016
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In 2011, San Diego County created the multi-agency San Diego County Regional Human Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Advisory Council with the objective to reduce human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children in San Diego County and the Mexico border region through prevention, prosecution, protection and partnerships. As co-chairs of the Research and Data Sub-Committee of this advisory council, Drs. Carpenter and Gates were asked to pursue a research agenda that would help develop robust measures of the scope of human trafficking in San Diego County. Of particular interest to the County Advisory Council was empirical evidence of the suspected relationship between gangs and human trafficking.

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The NCHERM Model Campus Sexual Assault Response Protocol

Protocols | January 1, 2004
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This publication is intended to provide assistance for achieving best practices in responding to campus sexual misconduct, but is not given and should not be taken as legal advice. Before acting on any of the ideas, opinions or suggestions in this publication, readers should always check first with a licensed attorney in their own jurisdiction.

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The Neurobiology of Trauma

Articles or Reports | January 1, 2002
Author: Other

Unpublished article drafted for the National Judicial Education Program, Understanding Sexual Violence: The Judicial Response to Stranger and Nonstranger Rape and Sexual Assault Cases judicial education curriculum.

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The Polygraph and Lie Detection

Book | January 1, 2003
Author: Other

The book looks at:
* The theory of how the polygraph works and evidence about how deceptiveness—and other psychological conditions—affect the physiological responses that the polygraph measures.

* Empirical evidence on the performance of the polygraph and the success of subjects’ countermeasures.

* The actual use of the polygraph in the arena of national security, including its role in deterring threats to security.

The book addresses the difficulties of measuring polygraph accuracy, the usefulness of the technique for aiding interrogation and for deterrence, and includes potential alternatives—such as voice-stress analysis and brain measurement techniques.

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The Prosecutor’s Reference: Medical Forensic Examination and the Role of SANEs in Cases Involving Audit Victims

Articles or Reports | December 1, 2010
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The Prosecutor’s Reference: Medical Forensic Examination and the Role of SANEs in Cases Involving Adult Victims

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The Prosecutors Resource – Crawford and its Progeny

Articles or Reports | October 1, 2012
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There are many barriers to victims’ participation in the prosecution of their abusers. When prosecuting a domestic violence case with a non-participating victim (one who either is not in court, or who is in court but is “unavailable” by reason of refusal to testify, exercise of a privilege, illness, or incompetency) the prosecutor must anticipate a challenge under Crawford v. Washington2 to the introduction of the victim’s out-of-court statements. Crawford and its progeny are landmark cases that address the admissibility of out-of-court statements based upon an accused’s Sixth Amendment right to confrontation. Crawford analysis applies with equal force to the State’s introduction of out-of-court statements by non-victim witnesses, and it therefore has implications for the admissibility of forensic evidence, generally requiring the in-court testimony of the analyst who actually performed any examinations or testing procedures.

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The Prosecutors’ Resource on Sexual Violence Cases Involving Victims with Intellectual Disabilities

Tools & Templates | September 1, 2019
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Prosecutors working sexual violence cases are no strangers to the unique challenges such cases present. Most prosecutors specializing in cases of sexual violence have developed not only the skills to meet the many evidentiary challenges, but the necessary empathy to work with vulnerable victims. However, one category of sexual violence crime requires additional skill beyond the usual high level of expertise—those where the victim has an intellectual disability.

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The Psychological Consequences of Sexual Trauma

Articles or Reports | March 1, 2006
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The Rape Kit’s Promise: Techno-optimism in the Fight Against the Backlog

Articles or Reports | November 21, 2020
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The Response to Rape: Detours on the Road to Equal Justice

Articles or Reports | January 1, 1993
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This report presents the findings of a 3-year study by the United States Senate Judiciary Committee’s majority staff concerning the causes and effects of violence against women, with emphasis on rape cases and their investigation and prosecution.

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The Rights of Crime Victims – Does Legal Protection Make a Difference?

Articles or Reports | December 1, 1998
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The Rights of Crime Victims in Colorado: The Role and Responsibilities of the Court

Articles or Reports | November 1, 2019
Author: Other

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The Rights of Crime Victims in New York State

Articles or Reports | July 13, 2016
Author: Other

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