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Guest Post: Child Abuse in the Name of God

July 18, 2012 by


guest post by Warren J. Blumenfeld Editor’s Note: This piece is printed with permission. We provided the images and links.  “You’ve got to be taught To hate and fear, You’ve got to be taught From year to year, It’s got to be drummed In your dear little ear You’ve got to be carefully taught. You’ve […]

The Nature of Violent Crimes Against the Elderly

July 3, 2012 by


What with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and the Karen Klein story, elder abuse is suddenly in the spotlight. Unfortunately, there is no national data source that gives a quantitative overview of elder abuse. The two biggest sources of crime data in this country – the FBI’s UCR data and the National Crime Victimization Survey […]

White House 1 is 2 Many Campaign Misses the Mark

June 26, 2012 by


Start by watching the video. I want to love this video. I want to love it because it’s a campaign against domestic violence that targets men. And we can’t truly address the problem of domestic violence without men. Men are half of our population. Men are brothers, sisters, friends, lovers, husbands, and fathers of women […]

Lessons Learned from Abuse of Bus Monitor Karen Klein

June 21, 2012 by


Karen Klein, an older bus monitor in Greece, New York, is shown in this ten minute video being verbally abused by a group of middle school students. The footage is disturbing and upsetting. In response, a fundraising effort on indiegogo to give Klein a vacation has brought in over $134,000 and the numbers keep going […]

Crime Onboard: Cruise Ship Victims

June 20, 2012 by


When most people think of taking a cruise, their heads fill with visions of sunny days, drinks adorned with umbrellas and pineapple slices, and never-ending buffets. Becoming a crime victim generally doesn’t enter the picture. While I’m the last person to encourage fear of crime hype, it is important to note that travel does put […]

A Senior Flash Mob for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 19, 2012 by


The terms “flash mob” and “senior” rarely belong in the same sentence, but some seniors and volunteers in Massachusetts staged a flash mob – complete with singing “When I’m 64” at a supermarket to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Video proof below: Elder abuse is a particularly difficult crime to recognize and respond to. […]

4 Reasons Victims Are Testifying in the Sandusky Case

June 14, 2012 by


The news accounts of victim testimony in the Sandusky case are graphic and upsetting. Reports of victims sobbing and breaking down on the stand beg the question: why are victims being required to testify? Here are four reasons that may provide some explanation. They have to. The right to face one’s accuser is a fundamental […]