Browsing All posts tagged under »sexual assault«

How Common is Sexual Assault in Correctional Facilities?

July 5, 2012 by

7

A 2005 article that appeared in The Criminologist was titled, “It ain’t happening here: Working to understand prison rape.” Although I had spent some time working in correctional facilities at that point, I still labored under the popular myth that sexual assaults in prison were absolutely ubiquitous. Kreinert and Fleisher’s article taught me otherwise, and […]

Full Faith and Credit: Orders of Protection Across State Lines

June 27, 2012 by

4

Many crime victims, especially those who have been abused, stalked, or sexually assaulted, seek restraining orders. These orders are sometimes difficult to obtain, but may be easier to get than, say, a criminal conviction. But what happens when the victim crosses state lines? Does the order still hold up? In most cases, yes. If that […]

How TSA Patdowns Meet the Definition of Sexual Assault

May 14, 2012 by

17

Sexual assault is generally defined as forced or coerced sexual contact which can range from touching to penetration. State statutes will vary, and the legal wording changes from time to time, but that’s sexual assault in a nutshell.  Forced or coerced. Forced we all understand pretty well. Coerced sometimes needs a little more explanation. Coercion […]

Is it OK to Polygraph Juveniles?

May 9, 2012 by

3

Should we give lie detector tests to kids? What if those kids are offenders? What if they are sex offenders? What if the polygraph is used for treatment rather than investigation? A recent article published in the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention’s new Journal of Juvenile Justice discusses an exploratory study using polygraphs in […]

I Have a (Woman) I’m Very Protective Of: What Can Men do to Stop Rape?

April 25, 2012 by

8

“I have a  Sister. Mother. Aunt. Wife. Cousin. Daughter. Girlfriend. Grandmother. Friend. Coach. Teacher. Neighbor.  and I’m very protective of her.” How many times have you heard a man say this sentence? And isn’t the context of the conversation usually intimate partner violence, sexual assault, or violence against women in general? Men say this to […]

Using Google’s Public Data Service to Visualize FBI Uniform Crime Report Data

April 25, 2012 by

5

The Federal Bureau of Investigation makes the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) data publicly available, and has even introduced a web-based tool to search the data in 2010. But Google’s Public Data service may offer the best option to quickly customize and display UCR crime data. You can even embed the charts in your website, but […]

Sky High Marijuana Numbers

April 20, 2012 by

20

In the last several years, we’ve seen many states pass medical marijuana legislation, the growth of support for legalizing marijuana, and a whole lotta money wasted on marijuana arrests.  The following graphs are created from 2010 FBI UCR arrest data (the most recent available), except where noted. There were an estimated 13.1 million arrests in […]