Law and Crime

Juvenile Justice
12:21 pm
Sun April 12, 2015

VA Tops U.S. in Referring Students to Law Enforcement

Kayleb Moon-Robinson
Credit Center for Public Integrity

A new report from the Center for Public Integrity shows Virginia sending more students to court, per capita, than any other state – often because school resource officers arrest them for minor offenses like kicking a trash can, fighting on the playground or swearing.

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Education
9:20 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Tapping Into Open Minds Behind Bars

Credit Creative Commons, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Many universities offer students a chance to study abroad, but Virginia Commonwealth University is offering a whole different travel experience - sending a handful of students to jail. 

As a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, David Coogan had heard of the school to prison pipeline:

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Campus Rape Allegations
8:00 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Reactions to Columbia University's Rolling Stone Article Analysis

Credit CNN

The Columbia Journalism School report criticizing Rolling Stone’s reporting on an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia provoked little response from UVA students.  But the fraternity where the alleged attack took place said it’s suing Rolling Stone.   

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Missing Mexican Students
7:51 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Families of Missing Mexican Students Stop in Richmond Seeking Justice

It’s been more than six months since 43 Mexican college students disappeared, and public protests continue in that country.  This month, they spilled into Virginia, with three family members touring and talking with Americans. 

With music, food and conversation, Richmond welcomed three people from a larger group called Caravan 43 – relatives of missing college students who are fanning out across the U.S. this month.

“Buenos dias.  Me jamo es Anayeli Guerrero.”

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Sexual Assault Policy Changes
6:11 am
Thu April 2, 2015

UVA Implements New Sexual Misconduct Policy

With no fanfare, the University of Virginia has announced a new sexual misconduct policy, prompted by a federal investigation.  

UVA spent about a year trying to figure out how it could better handle cases of sexual assault, harassment, and stalking, after the U.S. Department of Education said the school might be guilty of discrimination based on gender.  That announcement came after a former student said she was raped in 2011 and that administrators botched an investigation, losing key evidence.

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