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New Report Suggests ‘Campus Culture of Secrecy’ Stands Between Sexual Assault Victims and Justice

The Center for Public Integrity has released a new series of reports which argues that college women who are sexually assaulted often find themselves facing a campus culture of secrecy, where it is difficult to report the assault and take … Continue reading

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Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act Passed

Last Thursday, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act was approved by the Senate 68-29. The long-awaited legislation makes it a federal crime to assault people based on gender, sexual orientation, disability, and gender identity, and allows for added charges … Continue reading

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DNA Evidence Used to Solve Older Rape Cases

In New York City, investigators are turning to DNA evidence as a means for solving cases of rape long after the fact. Used for years as a means of overturning wrongful convictions, a $500,000 federal grant is now funding investigations … Continue reading

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WLP Executive Director on Reporting Rape

Carol Tracy, Executive Director of the Women’s Law Project, was quoted in an article this weekend in the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Rape statistics are down in New Orleans, but this may be due to a mislabeling of rapes and sex … Continue reading

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