Current Thinking

Jannette Brickman

Jul 7, 2016
According to a 2014 newsletter on violence against women, “One of the most enduring realities of sexual assault is that very few cases result in arrest, prosecution, and conviction of [perpetrators]. Arrest, no less prosecution, is fairly unlikely, especially those in which the suspect is a stranger to the victim.” So it should have come as welcome news that Brock Allen Turner was convicted in March of three counts of felonious sexual assault against Emily Doe, a 23-year-old graduate student...
Oct 19, 2011
When the City Council of Topeka, Kansas, voted on October 11 to repeal an ordinance banning domestic violence because prosecuting those cases is too costly, domestic violence advocates and service providers nationwide expressed outrage and disbelief. Citing cost, the city had stopped prosecuting domestic violence cases in early September, turning back dozens of cases—turning a blind eye to the victims.The budget battle was a real one: the City of Topeka blamed the county government for failure...