In April, criminal justice faculty members at American Military University have been writing articles in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Sexual violence against those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) is often overlooked due to a combination of stigma and myths. Read more from AMU professor Michelle Beshears about why it is important that the topic of sexual abuse prevention and support continues to reach those in the LGBT community.
By Robert Stallworth, American Military University
Recently, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) released new instruments, unlike a flute or saxophone, to play in the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) band. Although it doesn’t play actual music, the new tools could be music to some people’s ears as their department strives for compliance.
By Rob Stallworth
For many of us who work in the criminal justice system, prison rape is a reality. Unfortunately, it doesn’t just happen with one inmate on another, but sometimes between staff members and inmates. As a result of this shocking reality, the federal government has stepped up to legislate and weigh in on the subject.