Colorado Bill Helps Sexual Violence Victims Track Their Cases

In an effort to keep survivors of sexual violence in Colorado more informed about their evidence kits, the state legislature is discussing a bill that would require medical professionals and law enforcement officials to provide information to survivors about the status of their evidence collection kits.

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The Killing of Sarah Everard: Catalyst for Police Reform in the UK?

A murder in a London neighborhood has unleashed pent-up frustrations and anger by British women over what they charge is a pattern of indifference by police to gender-targeted violence. It may lead to a long-overdue re-examination of police training, says a veteran UK police officer.

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COVID-19, the Commercial Sex Industry and Sex Trafficking

The pandemic has increased the number of women, men and children at risk of trafficking. But given the hidden nature of the crime, it is no surprise that anti-trafficking efforts appear to have had little impact on reducing victimization, writes the author of a book used to train law enforcement.

Atlanta Spa Shooter Charged With 8 Counts of Murder

Robert Aaron Long was charged on Wednesday with eight counts of murder for the killings at three spas and told detectives that he had frequented massage parlors in the past and had carried out the attacks as a way to eliminate temptation. Investigators said they had not ruled out a racial motive, despite the 21-year-old white male suspect’s denial of being driven by .bigotry.

Louisiana College Official Accused of Ignoring Campus Sex Violations

The Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Advocacy and Accountability at Louisiana State University allowed students guilty of Title IX violations to continue their coursework uninterrupted, instead of opting for more severe penalties, such as suspension or expulsion, regardless of the severity of the alleged acts, according to an investigation by a law firm.