Languishing evidence in over 100,000 sexual assault cases around the country has been sent for DNA testing with money from a New York prosecutor and federal authorities, spurring over 1,000 arrests and hundreds of convictions in three years, officials say.
By Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press
After being gang-raped as a teenager in Mumbai, Sohaila Abulali broke taboos around sexual assault by speaking out publicly about her experience. Jeffrey Brown spoke with Abulali about her new book, "What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape,"…
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
Scientists debunk four myths about teenage brains, sexual aggression and what we remember about assault.
By Nsikan Akpan
“Tonic immobility” hinders the ability to fight and is linked to high rates of depression and PTSD.
By Francine Russo, Scientific American
By PBS NewsHour
Rape kits are essential evidence for prosecuting sexual assault. But in many parts of the country, they’re destroyed after six months. While assault victims can fight to preserve them longer, that information isn't necessarily shared. It's an issue Amanda Nguyen…
By Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press
A presidential candidate's boastful description of manhandling women's bodies has become a national conversation about sexual assault.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Friday, August job growth was lower than expected, with 151,000 new positions created. As a result, the nation's unemployment rate remained at 4.9 percent for the third consecutive month. Also, the government of Uzbekistan confirmed that…
While the Capitol Hill debate over gun control has dominated headlines since the Orlando shooting, it’s hardly the only issue on lawmakers’ minds. The light sentence Stanford swimmer Brock Turner received for raping an unconscious woman has also struck a…
By Rebecca Beitsch, Stateline
Fueled by sexual abuse allegations against comedian Bill Cosby and the Catholic Church, and other high-profile cases dating back decades, state legislators across the country are considering lengthening or eliminating statutes of limitations on rape.
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