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Professors and Legal Experts Call for End to Guilt-Presuming ‘Victim-Centered’ Investigations

PRESS RELEASE Telephone: 301-801-0608 Email: info@saveservices.org Professors and Legal Experts Call for End to Guilt-Presuming ‘Victim-Centered’ Investigations WASHINGTON / February 7, 2018 – Today 137 professors and legal experts are releasing an Open Letter that calls on college administrators, lawmakers, criminal justice agencies, and others to promptly end the use of so-called “victim-centered” investigations. Such [...]

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Lesson from the Michigan Sex Abuse Case: Campus Investigators Should Not Be Handling Felony Crimes

PRESS RELEASE Telephone: 301-801-0608 Email: info@saveservices.org   Lesson from the Michigan Sex Abuse Case: Campus Investigators Should Not Be Handling Felony Crimes WASHINGTON / February 5, 2018 – In the wake of the January 24 sentencing of Lawrence Nassar on multiple charges of sexual abuse of young gymnasts, SAVE is calling for an end to [...]

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‘Start-By-Believing’ Investigations Are A Multimillion Dollar Threat To Justice

‘Start-By-Believing’ Investigations Are A Multimillion Dollar Threat To Justice Christopher Perry January 13, 2018 Balanced and truthful investigations serve as the linchpin of our criminal justice system. But in the name of “Start by Believing,” that principle has come under assault, threatening the integrity of judicial determinations and making wrongful convictions far more likely. Since [...]

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‘Believe the Victim’? The Biological Reason Why Accusers Aren’t Always Telling the Truth

'Believe the Victim'? The Biological Reason Why Accusers Aren’t Always Telling the Truth Harry W. Power, PhD Professor Emeritus of Behavioral Ecology, Rutgers University In recent years there have been hundreds of cases across the country of men having allegedly sexually assaulted women where there was insufficient objective evidence to determine whether a crime had [...]

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Junk Science Behind Trauma-Informed Theories

The 'Junk Science' Behind Trauma-Informed Theories Stop Abusive and Violent Environments Trauma-informed behavioral theories of sexual assault originated with anecdotal reports of how victims of forcible rape responded to their experiences. The concept of “rape trauma syndrome” (RTS) stemmed from a 1974 survey of 92 forcible rape victims’ self-reported symptoms.[1] Authors of the survey classified [...]

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‘Believe the Victim’ Investigations Reveal a Callous Disregard for the Truth

‘Believe the Victim’ Investigations Reveal a Callous Disregard for the Truth Michael Conzachi One of citizens’ most important due process right is the right to a fair and unbiased investigation. For a number of years, activists have promoted a concept they refer to as “Believe the Victim," to be utilized by law enforcement personnel when [...]

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