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Postpartum psychosis: Beyond depression, a rare disorder may be behind fatal DC chase

Postpartum psychosis: Beyond depression, a rare disorder may be behind fatal DC chase | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
We have an exclusive interview with the psychiatrist who testified in the Andrea Yates trial, who says postpartum depression isn't to blame
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Growing number of women on Canadian police forces no match for 'old boys' club,' researcher finds

Growing number of women on Canadian police forces no match for 'old boys' club,' researcher finds | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Several participants described a 'dog-eat-dog' environment fuelled by competition to be the woman chosen for a few token spots in some departments
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Female Populations Grow In U.S. Jails, But California Bucks The Trend

Female Populations Grow In U.S. Jails, But California Bucks The Trend | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The number of female inmates in California jails declined by roughly .4 percent from 2014 to 2015.
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Suspect confessed to killing of 2 Mississippi nuns, sheriff says

Suspect confessed to killing of 2 Mississippi nuns, sheriff says | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
No reason was given for the fatal stabbings at the nuns' Durant home.
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Movement Advancement Project | Unjust: How the Broken Criminal Justice System Fails LGBTQ Youth

Movement Advancement Project | Unjust: How the Broken Criminal Justice System Fails LGBTQ Youth | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
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Unjust: How the Broken Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems Fail LGBTQ Youth examines how as many as 3.2 million LGBTQ youth are vulnerable to discrimination, profiling, and mistreatment in the juvenile and criminal justice systems. In fact, LGBTQ youth are twice as likel
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Pair Suspected Of Murdering Woman, Kidnapping Her 3 Children

Pair Suspected Of Murdering Woman, Kidnapping Her 3 Children | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Anyone who may encounter Brittany Humphrey and Joshua Aaron Robertson should immediately dial 911.
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Did sex assault victim's words keep attacker out of jail?

Did sex assault victim's words keep attacker out of jail? | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
According to court documents, the victims said they slept in a bed with Becker after a night of drinking and that Becker sexually assaulted them without their consent. One victim told authorities that when she awoke, “David had pulled her pants and underwear down to her thighs.”

Shortly after the incident, Becker texted the victim multiple times to apologize. “Just wanted you to know that I really am sorry,” he said in one of the messages. The victim replied, “Don’t even worry about it it’s all good.” She later told investigators she “did not know what else to say.”

While the prosecution recommended Becker serve two years in jail, at least one of the victims said she didn’t want Becker to be incarcerated.

“The victim’s wishes are very, very powerful,” CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman said.

“If you have a victim that says she does not want to see a defendant do jail time, we shouldn’t think that sexual assault equals jail time,” Klieman added.

“Does the punishment fit the crime?” Miller asked Becker’s former classmate, Karla Martin.

“No, it doesn’t,” Martin said. “This whole sentencing shows other people, other victims of sexual assault that if they say something, no justice is going to happen.”
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Courtney Antilla's comment, August 26, 10:19 PM
While I am surprised the victim would say "it;s all good" that does not mean he should get probation and nothing else. To me he did not get the punishment he deserved.
Rob Duke's comment, August 26, 10:35 PM
That's why I always did a pretext phone call (disclaimer; warrant required in Alaska)...it's difficult to refute a recorded call and the victim has a script so she's not forced to think of the "best" reply while also enduring the fear/stress/anger of talking to the SOB who raped her....
Courtney Antilla's comment, August 27, 12:21 AM
I imagine it would be hard to know what to say in a situation like that. On one hand you want the guy to know how badly he hurt you but on the other hand you do not want to anger someone like that. It makes a huge difference when the victim has law enforcement helping them through the aftermath of these situations.
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Obama Administration Trans Rights Challenged Again

Obama Administration Trans Rights Challenged Again | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Plaintiffs say the rule would force doctors to perform sex change operations on children even if they think the procedure would be unethical or medically risky.
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Alaska lawmaker writes letters on behalf of defendants in two child sex abuse cases

Alaska lawmaker writes letters on behalf of defendants in two child sex abuse cases | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
In an attempt to avoid a possible 40-year prison sentence, a convicted child rapist is asking that a statewide panel of judges review his case. A Juneau state legislator has issued her support for his cause.
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'Justice for Victims Act' passes California Assembly

'Justice for Victims Act' passes California Assembly | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A bill that would eliminate California's 10-year statute of limitations for rape and sexual assault-related crimes passed the State Assembly.
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Gun Cache of Sandra Bullock's Alleged Stalker Inadmissible at Trial, Judge Rules

Gun Cache of Sandra Bullock's Alleged Stalker Inadmissible at Trial, Judge Rules | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Pacific Palisades, CA - Weapons belonging to a man who allegedly broke into Sandra Bullock's West LA home as she hid in a closet were found without a warrant.
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Cubs say they've fired person who made 'irresponsible music selection' after Aroldis Chapman pitched

Cubs say they've fired person who made 'irresponsible music selection' after Aroldis Chapman pitched | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
There’s a song by electronic dance group The Prodigy that uses a phrase as its title and key lyrics so offensive that it has no business being played somewhere like a major league ballpark. That song, “Smack My … Up” — which seems to refer to violence toward women — somehow got played ove
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They said she drank nail polish remover—but secret photos told a different tale

They said she drank nail polish remover—but secret photos told a different tale | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
When a DHS employee pulled out a copy of the safety plan, Gill said it was completely different from the one she had signed. Someone had filled in lines that had been blank when she signed the document. The alterations included sentences saying Gill admitting to drinking a bottle of nail polish remover and agreeing not to see her children until the DHS investigation was completed.

Gill brought the discrepancies to their attention and showed her cellphone photos to agency supervisors. Her case was transferred to Harrison County the following day.

Piazza’s attorney, Jim Davis, said Piazza has passed a lie detector test that indicated she did not falsify any documents.
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Five people found 'brutally and viciously' murdered in Alabama home

Five people found 'brutally and viciously' murdered in Alabama home | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Authorities were first alerted to the crime by a woman, 24-year-old Laneta Lester, who walked into the police station on Saturday afternoon and said she'd been kidnapped along with a 3-month-old infant, the child of one of the victims.

Lester had gone to the house where the murders took place to stay with a relative, though police were not sure which, if any, of the victims she was related to. Lester had been in an abusive relationship with Dearman, police said, and she was attempting to get away from him.

At approximately 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, someone inside the residence called the police to report Dearman trespassing on the property. Citronelle Police responded to the call, but did not find Dearman on the scene.

Between 1:15 a.m. and sunrise, Dearman returned to the residence and attacked the victims while they were sleeping, police said.

Following the murders, Dearman then forced Lester and the infant into a vehicle and fled to Mississippi, where his father lived. Shortly after, Deaman and his father went to Green County Sheriff's Office to turn himself in.
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Missing Spring Breaker Was Thrown into Alligator Pit After Being Gang Raped and Fatally Shot, FBI Agent Says

Missing Spring Breaker Was Thrown into Alligator Pit After Being Gang Raped and Fatally Shot, FBI Agent Says | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
In chilling new court testimony, authorities have described what they believe missing teen Brittanee Drexel's last days were like: She was kidnapped then gang raped and fatally shot, before being thrown to alligators, an FBI agent said earlier this month.
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This Forgotten Book From The '70s Is Your New Feminist Manifesto

This Forgotten Book From The '70s Is Your New Feminist Manifesto | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Meet Eve Babitz, a writer who wears her sexuality on her fur-coated sleeve.
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Second St. Louis police major sues over promotion, claims gender discrimination

Second St. Louis police major sues over promotion, claims gender discrimination | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The lawsuit follows one by another major who alleged reverse racial discrimination.
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The Pay Gap Is Even Worse for Black Women, and That’s Everyone’s Problem

The Pay Gap Is Even Worse for Black Women, and That’s Everyone’s Problem | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Would you like to work seven extra months for free just to earn the same paycheck as your male co-workers? We didn’t think so. Unfortunately, if you’re a black woman in the United States, that’s a likely reality. Read more »
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Who Was Kayla Mueller, American ISIS Hostage?

Who Was Kayla Mueller, American ISIS Hostage? | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
As a captive of ISIS in Syria for 18 excruciating months before her reported death in 2015, American hostage Kayla Mueller was usually called by her ISIS guards as "Amriki," meaning, in Arabic, the "American." But her courage, resilience and humanity as a captive apparently penetrated the thuggishness of at least one of her terrorist captors, who called her by one of Islam's most revered names.

"Before we arrived, an older guard would call Kayla 'Maryam,' the Arabic version of Mary," said former ISIS hostage Frida Saide, a Swede who spent six weeks locked up with Kayla near Raqqa, Syria, in early 2014.

Mary, the virgin mother of Jesus, is the only woman referred to by name and given considerable attention in the Qu'ran, Islam's holy book.

Saide, who had been a Doctors Without Borders aid worker, said an older guard had apparently taken pity on Kayla because she was often locked in a small dark room alone for days or weeks at a time after being abducted on Aug. 4, 2013, with several staffers of Doctors Without Borders -- known overseas by its French acronym MSF -- in one of the medical charity's marked vehicles near a hospital run by MSF-Spain in Aleppo, Syria.
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Turns Out Young Helen Mirren Was the Sexism Crusader of Our 1970s Dreams

Turns Out Young Helen Mirren Was the Sexism Crusader of Our 1970s Dreams | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
You’ve probably always wondered: How does award-winning actress Helen Mirren manage to perform and have boobs at the same time? British broadcaster Mi
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Are U.S. Millennial Men Just as Sexist as Their Dads?

Are U.S. Millennial Men Just as Sexist as Their Dads? | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Millennials, those Americans now between 16 and 36 years old, are often spoken of as if they’re ushering in a new era of enlightened interpersonal relations. For example, in 2013 Time predicted Millennials would “save us all” because they are “more accepting of differences…in everyone.” That same year, The Atlantic stated that Millennials hold the “historically unprecedented belief that there are no inherently male or female roles in society.” And in 2015 the Huffington Post wrote that Millennial men are “likely to see women as equals.”

If these characterizations are even close to accurate, we should expect the pervasive, damaging biases against women leaders to diminish substantially, if not end entirely, once Millennials assume positions of economic, academic, and political power. But before we start celebrating a coming age of gender parity, we need to ask whether there is any truth to these characterizations. Do Millennials really believe there are no inherently male or female roles in society? Do Millennial men really “see women as equals”? Unfortunately, the best information we have indicates the answer to both questions is no.
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Gay South Carolina police chief makes historic sheriff's run

Gay South Carolina police chief makes historic sheriff's run | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
LATTA, S.C. (AP) — A small town police chief in staunchly conservative South Carolina is trying to make history by becoming the first female sheriff in the state. When the tape surfaced, residents voted in a special election to strip the mayor of his power and the Town Council rehired Moore. [...] Moore is running for sheriff in Dillon County, a former tobacco hub of 31,000, probably best known for its South of the Border rest stop — a Mexican-themed collection of restaurants and gas stations — on Interstate 95 near the North Carolina state line. Moore is running as a petition candidate, unaffiliated with any party, against a Democratic incumbent seeking a third term. Not being associated with any party may hurt her because the 15 percent to 25 percent of county voters who hit the button to vote a straight Democrat ticket will automatically select Sheriff Major Hulon. The county's unemployment rate remains a few percentage points above the state average and residents complain about the crime rate, although viable statistics are hard to find. Donors paid a good chunk of the $20,000 in legal bills she racked up getting her job back as Latta's police chief.
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Human trafficking raid nets 286 arrests, 153 for prostitution - MyNewsLA.com

Human trafficking raid nets 286 arrests, 153 for prostitution - MyNewsLA.com | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A multi-agency operation against human trafficking in Los Angeles County resulted in 286 arrests, including 153 for prostitution.
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Sex harassment widespread in Australian police: survey

Sex harassment widespread in Australian police: survey | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Latest news, politics, business and sport from Thailand and Asean, plus features, opinion and multimedia from across Southeast Asia.
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Minnesota man jailed in death of co-worker's 5-year-old girl

Minnesota man jailed in death of co-worker's 5-year-old girl | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
LITCHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man is jailed on suspicion of first-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of a co-worker's 5-year-old daughter.
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Elizabeth Smart: Pornography made my living hell worse - CNN Video

Elizabeth Smart: Pornography made my living hell worse - CNN Video | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Smart speaks out about the role pornography played in her kidnapping in 2002. Her kidnapper was sentenced to life in prison.
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Courtney Antilla's comment, August 27, 12:26 AM
Pornography will always be a topic of heated debate. Some people will always love it and some people will always hate it. But I do think there is a much darker side to porn than most people ever realize, both on and off camera.