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  • Campus Sexual Assaults: Few Tough Sanctions Imposed

    Using data from the Department of Justice, the story examined how perpetrators of sexual assault on college campuses were punished if found guilty. The authors found that the majority of schools were not issuing tough sanctions against these perpetrators.
  • City Rape Statistics Questioned

    The Sun's investigation found that nearly a third of rapes reported in the city were being deemed "untrue or baseless" by detectives. The paper uncovered examples of women being grilled by detectives until they recanted their stories; and in many case reports never made it from street patrol cops to the detectives.
  • "No Means No"

    This investigation, part of a nationwide collaboration that was led by the Center for Public Integrity, revealed that University of Massachusetts-Amherst officials often failed to take disciplinary action against students accused or found guilty of sexual assault. Reporters found that in a four-year period, "240 sexual assaults" were reported "to campus security," and only "four students were expelled." This report also found that many women who reported the assault often dropped the accusation.
  • Betrayal in the Ranks

    These stories covered by The Denver Post are about women being sexually assaulted in the US military. The reporters uncover details of acts of violence against women and report that very often the women were denied justice by the military. The stories are a compilation of a series of narration by the victims and how they have dealt with the problem that very often leads to post traumatic stress disorder years after the incident.
  • What's left after 'Morrison'

    The Journal analyzes the Supreme Court's tendency to "federalism jurisprudence." In particular, the story sheds light on the court's decision to strike down a provision of the Violence Against Women Act, which most states have endorsed. The struck down provision, known as Morrison, was "stemming from a suit by Christy Brzonkala against two Virginia Tech football players whom she accused of raping her."
  • Not a black and white issue

    On the Issues finds that dialing 911 might by risky business for battered and abused Latinas and Black women. The report finds that victims often believe that if the police intervene, the offender is likely to be mistreated in some way as well.
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    Sarah Buel , assistant district attorney of Norfolk County, acts as an advocate for battered women. To a gathering of judges, lawyers, probation and police officers, victim advocates, and others, she has come to press an idea that meets persistent resistance--to explain why, and more importantly, precisely how domestic violence should be handled, namely as the serious crime that it is. (May/June 1996)
  • Violence Against Women; Danger lurks in small-town America

    Newhouse reporters Joe Hallinan and Elizabeth Marchak compiled a special report on violence against women in small to medium sized towns. Their computerized study shows that women are most likely to be raped or killed in areas like Rapid City, SD, Jackson, MI, and Pine Bluff, AK, than in New York, Los Angeles or Washington, DC. This well researched package is accompanied by informative graphics conveying the 10 most dangerous metropolitan areas for women, murder victims by race, safest places for women and rates of female homicide and rape. Marchak's close-up for the Cleveland Plain Dealer on violence against women in Columbus, OH, also accompanies this package.
  • Beating Up on Women

    Illinois Times (Springfield) examines violence against women, its incidence, some of the underlying causes and the legal quagmire surrounding prosecution.