Understanding Sexual Violence: Prosecuting Adult Rape and Sexual Assault Cases -- for entire set (Faculty Manual, Participant's Binder and Resources Books)

A model curriculum developed by NJEP with the American Prosecutors Research Institute to provide prosecutors with tools for successful sex crimes prosecutions, especially nonstranger rapes. The curriculum covers such topics as rape myths and stereotypes effect on charging decisions, jury selection and jury deliberations; how victim impact affects victim interviewing and preparation; experts such as certified sexual assault examiners; drug-facilitated rape; plea offers and sentencing. This curriculum is also available for free download at: http://www.mincava.umn.edu/documents/usvpros/usvpros.shtml.
Price: $250.00

The Undetected Rapist (DVD)

The "Frank DVD." This DVD is a seven-minute re-enactment of part of an interview conducted by Dr. David Lisak, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Men’s Sexual Trauma Research Center at University of Massachusetts-Boston. The student interviewed in the video, "Frank," explains how he planned and executed the rape of a female student at his fraternity. In the course of twenty years of interviewing these undetected rapists, in both research and forensic settings, it is clear that the stereotypes about rapists are false. The stereotype of a rapist is a ski-masked stranger who jumps from the bushes with a knife or gun and inflicts terrible, visible injuries on his victim. The reality is 180° from this stereotype. What is also clear from this research is that so-called “date rape” is not a pleasant evening gone bad because of too much alcohol. These undetected rapists plan and premeditate. They have a scheme for getting their victims into a secluded place where they will be vulnerable. Alcohol is part of this plan, intended to make the victim vulnerable.
Price: $20.00

Gender, Justice & Law: From Asylum to Zygotes

Gender, Justice & Law summarizes and provides an annotated list of resources for 62 areas of substantive and procedural law. These resources include articles, books, empirical studies, videos and websites. Gender, Justice & Law is intended for judges, judicial educators, court personnel, lawyers, law professors, law students and others involved in the justice system. (500 pages,
Price: $10.00

Legal Momentum Joins the Court Battle to Overturn Arizona’s Immigration Law

Legal Momentum's Immigrant Women Program, in conjunction with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, has filed an amicus curiae brief in support of a lawsuit filed in Arizona federal court to block implementation of Arizona's notorious immigration law, Senate Bill 1070 (S.B. 1070). The lawsuit, Friendly House v. Whiting, was brought by the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), MALDEF (the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund), the National Immigration Law Center and the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center. Legal Momentum’s brief outlines key areas where Arizona’s new law undermines federal civil rights protections for immigrant women and their families, including those who are victims of violent crime.

Legal Momentum Statement on Supreme Court Decision Ricci v. DeStefano

WASHINGTON, D.C. and NEW YORK -- Legal Momentum, the nation's oldest legal advocacy organization dedicated to advancing women's rights, is deeply concerned by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today in Ricci v. DeStefano, a decision that will undermine the critical role of the country’s civil rights laws in the historic struggle of women and minorities to achieve equality in the workplace. The Court created a new, more stringent standard for employment discrimination claims in striking down the New Haven Fire Department’s attempt to ensure that its promotional exam did not discriminate against Black and Latino candidates. We believe that the standard articulated by the Court reflects a flawed interpretation of Title VII and is contrary to congressional intent.

Request Training from NJEP

Legal Momentum’s National Judicial Education Program’s expert staff is available to give presentations on a variety of topics related to sexual assault and intimate partner violence. NJEP Director Lynn Hecht Schafran, Esq. and NJEP Staff Attorney Jennifer Becker have given presentations at judicial colleges, law schools, and at prestigious national conferences for multidisciplinary audiences across the country.

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