Sexual assault on college campuses

Sexual assault on college campuses

You won’t see the headline “You have a 1 in 4 chance of being sexually assaulted if you come here” on any college brochure or web site.  It’s not specific to any one college, but it tends to be a common estimate for the sexual assaults that...
Transgender Sex Offenders

Transgender Sex Offenders

Much like military intelligence and jumbo shrimp, the idea of transgender sex offenders is generally an oxymoron.  I only put the two terms together because that is what certain groups would have you believe.  As battle lines are being drawn through our public...
The Problem with the Erin Anderson Verdict

The Problem with the Erin Anderson Verdict

Stalking is a close cousin to sexual assault.  Sure there is no physical interaction, but most of the mental damage is the same.  Erin Anderson is a news reporter who recently won a $55M verdict against her stalker and Marriott corporation.  While I’m happy she...
Lessons from Making A Murderer

Lessons from Making A Murderer

Making a Murderer is a documentary about Steven Avery that took 10 years to make.  Steven spent 18 years in prison for a sexual assault that he was later found not to have committed.  Shortly after being released he was rearrested for murder and is currently serving...
Problems with Teen Sexting

Problems with Teen Sexting

A recent incident with a Connecticut football team sharing pictures of girls has gone from a slap on the wrist and a forfeited game, to potential charges of child pornography.  I don’t know who first came up with the idea of sexting.  It was probably inevitable...
College Disciplinary Committee or Court

College Disciplinary Committee or Court

There’s an interesting debate going on at campuses around the country. What to do with sexual assaults? Is it simply a matter of referring all sexual assaults to the police, or should they be managed internally by college disciplinary committees? It’s an...