Combatting Sex Crimes Requires Changing How We Police
Law enforcement pursue drug crimes instead of rape because civil asset forfeiture incentivizes drug policing, not rape.
No Backlog: Why the Epidemic of Untested Rape Kits Is Not a Symbol of Insufficient Police Budgets But Instead a Failure to Investigate Rape
Untested rape kits show a widespread failure of US police to investigate rape.
Betrayal: MPD sex crimes detective tips off family of rape suspect, keeps job
MPD detective Ouita Knowlton gave the family of a rape suspect sensitive details from investigative files, an internal report says.
Memphis gun violence is the target of new ‘Fed Up’ campaign
Meaghan Ybos, who founded rape victim advocacy group People for the Enforcement of Rape Laws, said she sees the Fed Up campaign as a continuation of a law enforcement culture more interested in glitzy public relations and prosecutions that “don’t equate to safer communities.”
PERL calls on Mayor to improve sex crimes services, disavow Memphis Says NO MORE
Press conference today at 9:15 AM at 125 N. Main St. Memphis, Tennessee -- May 31, 2017 -- The Memphis-based advocacy group People for the Enforcement of Rape Laws (PERL) calls on Mayor Strickland to improve rape policing and remove himself from the problematic...
Survival Guide for Sexual Violence in Memphis
Our new survival guide is here. You can pick up copies from our office at 3573 Southern Ave. Also, you may print them yourself from the electronic file. As always, we provide these materials free of charge. To help us offset printing costs, please click here....
Contrary to the popular narrative, untested rape kits are not the problem. They are just one symptom of larger problems with policing rape.
Police departments have a strong incentive to manipulate crime data because lower crime rates make public officials look more successful.