Changes in Campus Sexual Assault Policies

Changes in Campus Sexual Assault Policies

Changes in Campus Sexual Assault Policies Earlier this week Secretary of Education Betsy Devos announced that she would be rolling back some Obama era campus sexual assault policies.  Some are seeing this as a Trump administration assault on women’s rights.  Others...
Catchall Sex Offender Laws

Catchall Sex Offender Laws

Sexual assault is such a charged topic that lawmakers are generally quick to say they are tough on sex offenders.  States will compare themselves in terms of how tough they are on sex abuse.  This tends to lead to catchall sex offender laws.  All offenses are...
The Stephen Collins Interview

The Stephen Collins Interview

I really didn’t want to watch the Stephen Collins interview with Katie Couric but my wife wanted to so it was inevitable.  As parents we look at the issue of sex offenders somewhat differently.  She would simply have all pedophiles executed.  It’s pretty...
Rape on Campus

Rape on Campus

The University of Virginia is the latest college to be in the spotlight over rape on campus.  Starting with the brutal rape of Hannah Graham, the media lens was already pointed at UVA.  Then the Rolling Stones article about a gang rape came out  that even Rolling...
More Bill Cosby Sexual Abuse

More Bill Cosby Sexual Abuse

The media assassination of Bill Cosby continues.  Now even as a I use the word assassination, it carries a sense of judgement of whether he deserves what is happening to him.  Had I said “bringing to justice” it has a different sense as well.  I...