The exceptional difficulty of prosecuting rape

  Sexual assault remains the most underreported and underprosecuted violent crime in the United States. Of the small fraction of incidents that are reported, even fewer incidents actually result in investigations, charges and convictions. “It’s extremely underreported, both on and off campus,” said Rene Hernandez, police officer and crime prevention specialist at the University of […]

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What’s a key factor for your constitutional rights? Geography

Michael Penrod’s daily routine typically involves a 35-mile commute to meet with his clients. Because clients tend to be poor, isolated and in need of legal aid, his workspace spans all of Navajo County’s nearly 10,000 square miles. “Next week is just going to be hell for me,” he said. The legal services Penrod offers, […]

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