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A shaken baby syndrome researcher reconsiders

British neuropathologist Waney Squier spent many years as an expert witness in court assisting in the prosecution of defendants accused of causing Shaken Baby Syndrome. Then a closer engagement with the evidence caused her to change her mind — and the story that follows, which she tells in this TEDx Wandsworth talk, must be heard to be believed. Sue Luttner has more for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. More on the story: Jon Robins, The Justice Gap; Theodore Dalrymple, Spectat...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Child Abuse, Times, Forensics, Wandsworth, Expert Witnesses, Waney Squier, Justice Gap, Deborah Tuerkheimer, Theodore Dalrymple, Sue Luttner, USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism More, Jon Robins, Marisa Gerber


"Criminal Justice and the Mattering of Lives"

The title of this post is the title of this new article/book review authored by Deborah Tuerkheimer and available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: James Forman's "Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America" is an extraordinary book, and it arrives at a pivotal juncture for criminal justice reform.  This Essay builds on Forman's rendition of "a central paradox of the African American experience: the simultaneous over- and under-policing of crime."   It describes three areas in whic...
Tags: Law, Criminal Justice, Black America, Forman, Douglas A Berman, James Forman, Deborah Tuerkheimer


Northwestern's Dean, Dan Rodriguez, to step down at end of 2017-18...

...after a good six-year run. A lot of good appointments made during his tenure, including Emily Kadens and Matt Spitzer from Texas, Deborah Tuerkheimer from... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Texas, Law, Brian Leiter, Deborah Tuerkheimer, Dean Dan Rodriguez, Emily Kadens, Matt Spitzer


New Montana Sexual Assault Laws Define Rape As A Lack Of Consent

Montana's sexual assault laws got a necessary update on Monday when Gov. Steve Bullock signed six bills that, among other things, redefined sexual assault.In order to charge someone for sexual assault, Montana prosecutors previously had to prove the survivor was violently attacked or threatened, but SB 26 dictates that a lack of consent if enough to prove rape. Now, SB 29 allows violent attacks to be charged as aggravated sexual assault, including when the survivor is incapable of consent (such...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Maryland, Montana, Russia, North Carolina, State, Steve Bullock, Bullock, Deborah Tuerkheimer, Sen Jeff Jackson, Diane Sands


Maryland Redefines Rape So Victims No Longer Have To Prove They Physically Resisted

A new Maryland law changing the legal definition of rape will make it easier to charge and convict alleged sexual offenders in the state. Gov. Larry Hogan signed a law Tuesday mandating that a victim doesn't have to physically resist an attacker for it to be considered rape, meaning victims won't have to offer evidence of a struggle in court.The law will go into effect in October, and comes after a BuzzFeed News report revealed that Baltimore County police frequently dismiss rape allegations wi...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Minnesota, Maryland, State, Baltimore County, Larry Hogan, U S Justice Department, Erin Cox, Kathleen Dumais, Sen Delores Kelley, Deborah Tuerkheimer