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A Crooked Picture: Re-Framing The Problem Of Child Sexual Abuse, Eric S. Janus Jan 2009

A Crooked Picture: Re-Framing The Problem Of Child Sexual Abuse, Eric S. Janus

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This article discusses the problem of ending child sexual abuse using an allegory explaining that certain types of punitive solutions as solving the river "downstream", or in problem-solving mode, as opposed to "upstream", or in prospective problem avoidance. The thesis of this brief article is that our public policy is focused too far downstream. We rightly condemn child sexual abuse, but our public discourse frames the issue in a way that misdirects our public policy towards downstream solutions. If we truly want to protect our children from sexual abuse and end the cycle of violence, we need to reframe the …


Race, Genes And Justice: A Call To Reform The Presentation Of Forensic Dna Evidence In Criminal Trials, Jonathan Kahn Jan 2009

Race, Genes And Justice: A Call To Reform The Presentation Of Forensic Dna Evidence In Criminal Trials, Jonathan Kahn

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The article considers how and when, if at all, is it appropriate to use race in presenting forensic DNA evidence in a court of law? This relatively straightforward question has been wholly overlooked by legal scholars. By pursuing it, this article promises to transform fundamentally the presentation forensic DNA evidence. Currently, it is standard practice for prosecutors to use race in presenting the odds that a given defendant's DNA matches DNA found at a crime scene. This article takes an interdisciplinary approach to question the validity of this widespread but largely uninterrogated practice. It examines how race came to enter …


Foreword To Articles Presented At The 2009 Childhood Sexual Abuse Awareness Conference, Phebe Saunders Haugen Jan 2009

Foreword To Articles Presented At The 2009 Childhood Sexual Abuse Awareness Conference, Phebe Saunders Haugen

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This foreword introduces four papers presented at the William Mitchell Conference on Childhood Sexual Abuse. It reviews all of the programs and discussions presented at the conference, Understanding a Silent Tragedy: A Conference on Childhood Sexual Abuse, including the experience and knowledge of the authors of each paper. Finally, it reviews and introduces the subject matter covered by each paper.