2 results for month: 08/2015


The Use of Coercion in the Child Maltreatment Investigation Field: A Comparison of American and Scottish Perspectives

The intent of this article is to investigate legal precedents and principles, which yield plausible uses of coercion in the child maltreatment investigative context. In doing so, the goal is to contribute to the underlying legal philosophy and its practical application in the child maltreatment field. In particular, this article addresses the use of coercion in the child protective investigative setting from both an American and Scottish perspective.Governmental coercion is actual and not merely metaphorical, although there are limits to its use. Our discussion is on the application of coercion as a justifiable daily occurrence in the applied ...

Jared Fogle’s Victims To Benefit From Groundbreaking Plea Deal

Shortchanged victims not uncommon Fogle's estimated net worth of $15 million means his victims are likely to receive the full amount of restitution ordered. According to attorney and former U.S. federal judge Paul Cassell, that's not often the case for victims of sex crimes. Cassell told HuffPost not only do many abusers lack the wealth to make the restitution payment, victims are only eligible for it if they can enumerate specific loses -- like property, income or employment -- as a result of the abuse. "The current laws in this country do not currently cover emotional distress — [victims] would have to file a civil claim," Cassell ...