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Most Crime Victims Support Reduced Prison Sentencing, Rehabilitation

May 3, 2019
Even those impacted by crime support reforming the criminal justice system If you were to consider what groups would most likely be in support of criminal justice reform, and what groups would most likely be opposed, two categories would likely be easy. Victims of crime would probably oppose reforms to the criminal justice system, while…
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California Introduces Hate Crime Bill to Include Homelessness

April 30, 2019
A new measure would add homelessness to the Ralph Civil Rights Act Although homeless people make up just a fraction of the population of Los Angeles — less than 1% — they represented 16% of the total homicide victims in 2018. These numbers demonstrate just how dangerous it is to be homeless in California. A…
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Police Agencies See Loss from Law Ending Asset Seizures

April 29, 2019
A new law aims to protect the property of people who have only been accused — not convicted — of crimes For decades, it has been standard operating procedure in criminal cases (particular drug cases) for law enforcement agencies to seize property associated with crime. For example, in 2019 alone, federal law enforcement officials seized…
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New Study Shows That Violent Felons May Be Able to Get Guns in California — Don’t Make that Mistake

April 26, 2019
Violating this law can lead to additional criminal charges. In April, researchers from Stanford Law School and a nonprofit criminal justice research group, Measures for Justice, released a report that have caused lawmakers to consider new reporting requirements for law enforcement agencies throughout California. According to the report, there are gaps in criminal justice data…
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Sex Crimes–What is a “CSAAS” Expert?

In many cases involving sexual molestation or other sex crimes involving children, it is common for the prosecution (and sometimes the defense) to call a Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome ("CSAAS") expert. This expert, typically a psychiatrist or psychologist, seeks to provide insight to the jury concerning why children are reluctant to disclose sexual abuse and how children attempt to Continue Reading