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CrimeDime May 2012 Roundup

May 31, 2012 by

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You might have celebrated Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You – get it? get it?), Towel Day, or Geek Pride Day. Or maybe you just geeked out on CrimeDime. We hope you did, but in case you missed something, here’s what happened on CrimeDime in May. Victimization was the major theme of […]

Maryland’s Court of Appeals DNA Collection Ruling = [Face-palm]

May 15, 2012 by

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On April 24th, the Maryland Court of Appeals held that the Maryland DNA Collection Act, which authorizes the collection of DNA from individuals charged with violent crimes or burglaries, violates the Fourth Amendment. The ruling overturned the conviction of Alonzo Jay King, Jr. for a 2003 rape based on a DNA sample taken upon his […]

Is it OK to Polygraph Juveniles?

May 9, 2012 by

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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 […]

CrimeDime April 2012 Roundup

April 30, 2012 by

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CrimeDime had a great month. Not only did we redesign the site, we also watched CrimeDime grow with many new visitors and followers. Thanks to our readers for helping to make this a great site with interesting discussion in the comments. In case you missed it, here’s what we covered in April. April includes National […]

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

April 25, 2012 by

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“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 […]

Who Are Crime Victims?

April 24, 2012 by

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I say “crime victim.” Without thinking, what popped into your mind? If you had a mental image, what was it? Chances are, the person that you immediately thought of is female, white, middle class, maybe a little girl, maybe a soccer mom. Yet the data don’t support that image, which is created by media and […]

Crime Victims’ Rights Week

April 24, 2012 by

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This week is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The American criminal justice system is often criticized for giving many rights to criminal defendants, but in recent decades victims have also won substantial legal rights. The first crime victim compensation fund was established in California in 1965, but the first Crime Victims’ rights week wasn’t held […]