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The Troubles with Title IX Assault Allegations

If you’re arrested on criminal charges, you have a right to defend yourself. The law affords you certain expectations for due process. You are innocent until proven guilty. At least, that’s how things are supposed to work. But for those accused of sexual misconduct in colleges and universities, the same rights don’t always apply.

New Statistics Reveal Continuing Sexual Assaults on Campus

Awareness of what constitutes sexual assault and the resources necessary for victims is on the rise in colleges across the country. Yet, findings from a study conducted by the Association of American Universities provided results that reveal continuing problems.

How ‘genetic genealogy’ could violate your civil rights

One of the biggest cold cases in modern history made news about a year ago with the capture of the alleged “Golden State Killer.” The man identified as the suspect has been charged with 26 counts of murder for his alleged spree of murders and rapes in the 1970s and 80s across California.

Prosecutors would rather drop cases than reveal child porn tool

"When protecting the defendant's right to a fair trial requires the government to disclose its confidential techniques, prosecutors face a choice: Give up the prosecution or give up the secret," an expert in computer crime law and former Justice Department lawyer told the nonprofit newsroom ProPublica recently.

Study: Your DNA can end up on objects you’ve never touched

While other types of evidence and forensic science are increasingly being challenged as unreliable, DNA analysis is the notable exception. It is usually considered the gold standard in the criminal justice arena, especially in prosecutions of violent crimes and sex offenses. And DNA evidence has been used to both convict and exonerate countless individuals.

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