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Criminal Backgrounds Of Sextraffickers - Abstract, Alexis Piccirillo, Amelia Davis, Emily Markey, Donna M. Hughes Dr. 2016 Independent

Criminal Backgrounds Of Sextraffickers - Abstract, Alexis Piccirillo, Amelia Davis, Emily Markey, Donna M. Hughes Dr.

Donna M. Hughes

Less is known about perpetrators of sex trafficking compared to the victims. The aim of
this study is to learn more about sex traffickers by analyzing the criminal backgrounds of
offenders arrested for sex trafficking crimes. Between 2009 and 2015, there were 22
cases of sex trafficking involving 38 traffickers in Rhode Island. Criminal background
records are publicly available in Rhode Island, so the records for each sex trafficker were
retrieved from the Rhode Island Judiciary Criminal Information online database. In
addition, information on previous convictions was extracted from sentencing memoranda
and other court documents available from Rhode Island Superior ...


Child Marriage In Yemen: A Violation Of International Law, Elizabeth Verner 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Child Marriage In Yemen: A Violation Of International Law, Elizabeth Verner

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Walking On Eggshells: Abused Women's Experiences Of Ontario's Welfare System, Janet E. Mosher 2016 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Walking On Eggshells: Abused Women's Experiences Of Ontario's Welfare System, Janet E. Mosher

Janet Mosher

No abstract provided.


Une Marche En Terrain Glissant, Janet E. Mosher 2016 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Une Marche En Terrain Glissant, Janet E. Mosher

Janet Mosher

No abstract provided.


Picturing Moral Arguments In A Fraught Legal Arena: Fetuses, Photographic Phantoms And Ultrasounds, Jessica M. Silbey 2016 Northeastern University

Picturing Moral Arguments In A Fraught Legal Arena: Fetuses, Photographic Phantoms And Ultrasounds, Jessica M. Silbey

Jessica Silbey

This article investigates the movement in the U.S. that seeks to regulate the abortion decision by mandating ultrasounds prior to the procedure. The article argues that this reform effort is misguided not only because it is ineffective, but also because ultrasounds provide misleading information and are part of shaming practices that degrade the dignity of women. Both of these problems violate the main tenets of Planned Parenthood of Southern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992). Central to the article’s argument and novelty is that the pro-ultrasound movement’s mistake is both legal and cultural. It misunderstands the nature of visual ...


Diversity In The Boardroom: A Content Analysis Of Corporate Proxy Disclosures, Aaron A. Dhir 2016 Osgoode Hall Law School

Diversity In The Boardroom: A Content Analysis Of Corporate Proxy Disclosures, Aaron A. Dhir

Aaron A. Dhir

My work in this field has focused on regulation by quota and regulation by disclosure. With regard to quotas, strikingly, the Norwegian law is not located in regulation that explicitly deals with human rights or equality issues; rather, it is found in the heart of the legal regime that gives life and personality to corporations – in Norwegian corporate law. I have conducted qualitative, interview-based research with Norwegian corporate directors, both men and women. It is only through understanding how the goals of the law have translated into the day-to-day existence of these individuals that we can begin to consider the ...


Moving Women Out Of Poverty: A Call To Action For Legal Aid, Catherine Carr 2016 New York Law School

Moving Women Out Of Poverty: A Call To Action For Legal Aid, Catherine Carr

Impact Center for Public Interest Law

No abstract provided.


Putting The Spotlight On “The Terminator”: How The Icc Prosecution Of Bosco Ntaganda Could Reduce Sexual Violence During Conflict, Sarah T. Deuitch 2016 College of William & Mary Law School

Putting The Spotlight On “The Terminator”: How The Icc Prosecution Of Bosco Ntaganda Could Reduce Sexual Violence During Conflict, Sarah T. Deuitch

William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law

No abstract provided.


Intersections Of Violence Against Women And Health: Implications For Health Law And Policy In Nigeria, Cheluchi Onyemelukwe 2016 College of William & Mary Law School

Intersections Of Violence Against Women And Health: Implications For Health Law And Policy In Nigeria, Cheluchi Onyemelukwe

William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law

No abstract provided.


Why The Clarification Petition Filed By The Union Of India In The Transgender Case Is Incorrect In Law And In Bad Faith On The Question Of Reservation, Surabhi Shukla 2016 College of William & Mary Law School

Why The Clarification Petition Filed By The Union Of India In The Transgender Case Is Incorrect In Law And In Bad Faith On The Question Of Reservation, Surabhi Shukla

William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law

In this Article, I make an argument that the state, including the Government of India, is empowered by the Constitution of India to decide which classes qualify as “backward classes” for affirmative action measures under the Constitution. The Supreme Court of India has directed the government to include the transgender population as a backward class and to extend to them affirmative action measures such as reservation in public appointments and university admissions. In response, the Union of India has filed a clarification petition stating that it is incompetent to suo motu include the transgender population as a backward class and ...


Women Who Kill Women, Rashmi Goel 2016 College of William & Mary Law School

Women Who Kill Women, Rashmi Goel

William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law

This Article examines more closely the participation of mothers-in-law in India’s dowry murders to gain a better understanding of these dynamics and to expose the limits of existing reforms. I first turn to the participation of women in dowry death cases and the ways in which their participation challenges our conventional understanding of patriarchy and societal manifestation. In Part II, I provide an overview of dowry deaths in India. In Part III, I survey the different criminal provisions related to dowry deaths and demonstrate how these laws actually operate within a set of cultural practices that support female subjugation ...


Honest Victim Scripting In The Twitterverse, Francine Banner 2016 College of William & Mary Law School

Honest Victim Scripting In The Twitterverse, Francine Banner

William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law

This Article critically analyzes Tweets regarding recent allegations of interpersonal violence against celebrities in order to explore societal perceptions of, and expectations about, alleged victims. The Article concludes that Twitter may be viewed as a micro-courtroom in which victims’ veracity and perpetrators’ responses are evaluated, interrogated, and assessed. A key, feminist critique of rape law is that the determination of the perpetrator’s guilt or innocence too often hinges on an assessment of the victim’s character. This is borne out on social networking sites, where terms such as “gold digger,” “slut,” and “ho” are engaged with regularity to describe ...


People With Secrets: Contesting, Constructing, And Resisting Women’S Claims About Sexualized Victimization, Rose Corrigan, Corey S. Shdaimah 2016 The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

People With Secrets: Contesting, Constructing, And Resisting Women’S Claims About Sexualized Victimization, Rose Corrigan, Corey S. Shdaimah

Catholic University Law Review

What do sexual assault victims and women charged with prostitution have in common? Both are processed through a criminal justice system where legal actors assess their claims of victimization and either provide or deny resources and recognition in response to those claims. Ideal victim theory posits that not all victims’ claims are treated equally due to static factors such as personal characteristics or case facts. Professor Corrigan and Professor Shdaimah present the Arena of Intelligibility, an original analytical tool developed from their empirical data, to more effectively explain case outcomes for women affected by sexual crimes.

The Arena explains criminal ...


Domestic Violence Victims A Nuisance To Cities, Filomena Gehart 2016 Pepperdine University

Domestic Violence Victims A Nuisance To Cities, Filomena Gehart

Pepperdine Law Review

Unless municipal nuisance ordinances change, domestic violence victims can face eviction just for calling the police. Nuisance ordinances generally impose fines on a property owner or landlord when the police are called to respond to incidents of crime a certain number of times at the same residence. Many nuisance ordinances also revoke a landlord’s rental license if a property is deemed a nuisance. However, many of these nuisance ordinances do not have an exception for incidents of domestic violence and, consequently, victims are scared to call 911 or request police assistance. This comment surveys the development of nuisance laws ...


The Stereotyped Offender: Domestic Violence And The Failure Of Intervention [Batterer Intervention Program (Bip) Standards Data, As Of 2015], Carolyn B. Ramsey 2016 University of Colorado Law School

The Stereotyped Offender: Domestic Violence And The Failure Of Intervention [Batterer Intervention Program (Bip) Standards Data, As Of 2015], Carolyn B. Ramsey

Research Data

These 19 comparative data tables relating to state and local certification standards for batterer intervention programs (BIPs), as of 2015, are electronic Appendices B-T to Carolyn B. Ramsey, The Stereotyped Offender: Domestic Violence and the Failure of Intervention, 120 Penn. St. L. Rev. 337 (2015). Appendix A is not reproduced here because it simply contains citations to the state and local standards, but it is published with the journal article.


You Can't Remain Neutral On A Moving Train – Marriage Equality In The States & Ireland: Thoughts On Freedom To Marry, Religious Heteronormativity, And Conceptions Of Equality, Kris McDaniel-Miccio 2016 DePaul University

You Can't Remain Neutral On A Moving Train – Marriage Equality In The States & Ireland: Thoughts On Freedom To Marry, Religious Heteronormativity, And Conceptions Of Equality, Kris Mcdaniel-Miccio

DePaul Journal of Women, Gender and the Law

This title, in part, was one of the famous phrases uttered by the brilliant historian Howard Zinn, a wonderful image that applies to advocating social justice. In the United States, the train referenced by Zinn was the Freedom Train, whether it be toward gender, racial or ethnic parity. Now it is the Freedom to Marry Train and it has not only left the station, it is moving at break- neck speed and almost unstoppable. This Train built with the blood, sweat and tears of the LGBTI community, forged by fire and situated on a justified track. There is no difference ...


Postscript To Hobby Lobby: Prescription For Accommodation Or Overdose?, Paula Walter 2016 Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY)

Postscript To Hobby Lobby: Prescription For Accommodation Or Overdose?, Paula Walter

DePaul Journal of Women, Gender and the Law

This article contends that, consequent to the Court’s ruling in Hobby Lobby, the efforts of the challengers to use the judiciary to derail the legislatively enacted contraceptive mandate provisions of the ACA have been successful, and suggests alternatives for dealing with the flood of anticipated accommodation claims.


Legislating On Violence Against Women: A Critical Analysis Of Nigeria's Recent Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015, Cheluchi Onyemelukwe 2016 Centre For Health Ethics Law and Development

Legislating On Violence Against Women: A Critical Analysis Of Nigeria's Recent Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015, Cheluchi Onyemelukwe

DePaul Journal of Women, Gender and the Law

In many African countries, as in other countries around the world, women suffer violence on the basis of their gender. Unfortunately, many countries lack legislation that provide effective protections against gender-based violence. Evidence from Nigeria, including the passage of new legislation at federal and state levels, suggests some progress. How effective such laws will be is yet to be seen. This paper begins the process of investigating the potential for the effectiveness of these new laws by conducting an in-depth analysis of Nigeria’s recently enacted Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015. This examines the relevance of the Act and ...


Nightside – One Bathroom For All, Kari E. Hong, Dan Rea 2016 WBZ NewsRadio 1030

Nightside – One Bathroom For All, Kari E. Hong, Dan Rea

Kari E. Hong

Appeared on the radio program NightSide to discuss policy issues related to public school bathrooms.


Speech Or Sex: The Porn Debate And American Politics, Abigail May Preston 2016 Dickinson College

Speech Or Sex: The Porn Debate And American Politics, Abigail May Preston

Honors Theses By Year

This project originated with what I perceived to be a great inconsistency in American law today: why is it illegal to perform sex acts for money in 49 of the 50 states unless one records the sex act and distributes it as pornography? The literal answer is a very short one: pornography is speech, and the right to free speech occupies a privileged position in American law and politics. Pornography has inspired intense debates spanning the disciplines of feminist theory, constitutional law, and political science, and the First Amendment enters into all of them at some point or another. This ...


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