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Do Community-Based Advocates, Barring Other Professional or Statutory Rules, Have an Enforceable Obligation to Avoid Conflicts of Interest?

Published: May, 2017| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy, J.D

For many years, advocates and their programs have found themselves in complicated situations, where two people who appear to have opposing interests seek their assistance.  Traditionally, the response… View this resource

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Ending Gender Bias in the Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Published: January, 2017| Denise Gamache, Rhonda Martinson

Under a cooperative agreement with the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), the Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) was asked to organize a roundtable to continue the national discussion on how… View this resource

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U.S. v. Bryant Supreme Court Summary and Analysis

Published: July, 2016| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

This resource presents the facts and progression of the case, and finishes with the conclusions that can be drawn. Download resource for full summary and analysis. View this resource

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Dollar General Stores v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Supreme Court Summary and Analysis

Published: July, 2016| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

This summary and analysis presents the facts and progression of the case, and finishes with the conclusions that can be drawn. View this resource

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On Topic: Abusive International Marriages, Sex Tourism, and Trafficking

Published: March, 2016| Building Our Future

As public discourse around sex trafficking has increased substantially over the past several years, a concern has emerged that the label of “sex trafficking” is being applied too casually and often… View this resource

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Police Body Cameras in Domestic and Sexual Assault Investigations: Considerations and Unanswered Questions

Published: December, 2015| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

This paper identifies and addresses the various issues – those known and unresolved – that may arise when law enforcement equipped with body cameras respond to victims of domestic violence and sexual… View this resource

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Elonis v. U.S. Supreme Court Summary and Analysis

Published: July, 2015| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

In Elonis, the Court held that use of the negligence standard with respect to the communication of a threat, is not sufficient to support a conviction under 18 U.S.C. § 875(c). Download resource for… View this resource

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Henderson v. U.S. Supreme Court Summary and Analysis

Published: July, 2015| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

In Henderson, the Court held that a court-ordered transfer of a felon’s lawfully owned firearms from law enforcement custody to a third party is not barred by current federal firearm prohibitions.… View this resource

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Ohio v. Clark Supreme Court Summary and Analysis

Published: July, 2015| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

In Clark, the Court further refined the application of the “primary purpose” test in addressing whether statements fall under the purview of the Confrontation Clause. Download resource for full… View this resource

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Henderson v. U.S. (13-1487)

Published: October, 2014| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

Poised to address another of the many legal tensions that arise in the context of firearm prohibitions and individual property rights, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in the case of… View this resource

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Women Veterans and Intimate Partner Violence: Current State of Knowledge and Future Directions

Published: April, 2014| Megan R. Gerber, Katherine M. Iverson, Melissa E. Dichter

This article, published by the Journal of Women's Health, discusses women veterans unique risk factors for experiencing IPV, health sequelae and healthcare utilization, and clinical and policy… View this resource

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Responding to the Needs of Women Veterans Involved in the Criminal Justice System

Published: January, 2013| National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women

This paper highlights the unique experiences and needs of women veterans who become justice-involved and offers a gender and trauma-informed approach that criminal justice practitioners can use to… View this resource

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Way Off Base: An Argument Against Intimate Partner Violence Cases in Veterans Treatment Courts

Published: September, 2012| Pamela Kravetz

This journal article, published by the Veterans Law Review, argues that there are serious safety and ethical concerns when intimate partner violence cases are heard in a veterans court model.… View this resource

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Practical Considerations for Parenting Interventions for Men who Batter

Published: June, 2012| Katreena Scott, Fernando Mederos

This Applied Research paper provides an overview of the practical considerations related to parenting interventions programs for men who batter. These include questions about program length and… View this resource

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Veterans' Courts and Criminal Responsibility: A Problem Solving History & Approach to the Liminality of Combat Trauma

Published: November, 2010| Justin G. Holbrook

This legal research paper explores the history of combat-related trauma as a medical and psychological condition requiring specialized diagnosis, reviews combat-related trauma within the social… View this resource

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Veterans and the Justice System: the Next Forensic Frontier

Published: June, 2010| Debra A. Pinals

This article, published by the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, suggests that it is increasingly critical for forensic psychiatrists to develop skills and knowledge related… View this resource

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Texas Public Policy Foundation Policy Brief "Veterans' Courts"

Published: November, 2009| Mark A. Levin

This policy brief discusses the problem of incarcerated veterans, what Veterans Courts are, the role of victims in these programs, the purpose of these court programs, and support for them. View this resource

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Combat Veterans, Mental Health Issues, and the Death Penalty: Addressing the Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury

Published: May, 2009| Anthony E. Giardino

This article, published by the Fordham Law Review, argues that combat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury at the time of their offenses should not be… View this resource

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Veterans Treatment Courts Developing Throughout the Nation

Published: January, 2009| Judge Robert Russell

In this article Judge Robert Russell, the founder of the first Veterans Treatment Court, explores the need for Veterans Treatment Courts, how the Buffalo VTC operates, and the social and economic… View this resource