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Law Enforcement Today | August 23, 2014

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Sexual assault cases

Let’s Get Serious about Rape

March 29, 2013 | 2

Mariska Hargitay, who plays detective Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, wants the US to get serious about rape. She’s launched a victims advocacy group called the Joyful Heart Foundation, initiated a “No More” campaign, … Read More

High Profile Rape Accusation

January 30, 2012 |

Rape accusations present special challenges for law enforcement: Witnesses are generally absent, alcohol or illegal substances can be a factor, and consent—or its absence—can be impossible to prove.

A case featured in Thursday’s New York Times includes all three factors, … Read More