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Full Faith and Credit: Orders of Protection Across State Lines

June 27, 2012 by


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 […]

“That’s My People” and VAWA Tribal Provisions

April 13, 2012 by


The Department of Justice does not exactly have a rep on the interwebs for hosting awesome video content. Not surprisingly, this public service announcement was not actually created by DOJ. Good thing, too, because if DOJ ever creates a video I actually like, it’s gonna seriously mess with my current paradigm. Tribal justice remains hard […]

Using GPS to Track Offenders and Warn Victims Raises Questions

March 23, 2012 by


I love a good gadget as much as the next geek, but using GPS on offenders is not quite the simple-yet-brilliant idea that it seems to be at first glance. The concept has gained traction as states struggle with responding to crime with limited funding in conditions of constant resource scarcity. Victims, as well, embrace […]

Neutrality is Not an Option in Violence Against Women Claims

February 29, 2012 by


“Do you have a minute?” The voice is intense. “Can I ask you a question?” A hand is often laid on my arm, as if to implore me to say yes. In this line of work, the topic is never easy. No one wants my restaurant recommendations. “My friend just died. He beat her up […]