Podcast on Crimes Against Women

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The Conference on Crimes Against Women (CCAW) is thrilled the announce the Podcast on Crimes Against Women (PCAW). Continuing with our third season, the PCAW releases new episodes every Monday. The PCAW will serve as an extension of the information and topics presented at the annual Conference, providing in-depth dialogue, fresh perspectives, and relevant updates by experts in the fields of victim advocacy, criminal justice, medicine, and more. The presence of a global pandemic and our shifting “new normal” with COVID-19 has not decreased the frequency of crimes against women nor has it reduced the passion of those who serve survivors. This podcast’s format hopes to create a space for topical conversations aimed to engage and educate community members on the issue of violence against women, how it impacts our daily lives, and how we can work together to create lasting cultural and systemic change.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Conference on Crimes Against Women (CCAW) is thrilled the announce the Podcast on Crimes Against Women (PCAW). Continuing with our third season, the PCAW releases new episodes every Monday. The PCAW will serve as an extension of the information and topics presented at the annual Conference, providing in-depth dialogue, fresh perspectives, and relevant updates by experts in the fields of victim advocacy, criminal justice, medicine, and more. The presence of a global pandemic and our shifting “new normal” with COVID-19 has not decreased the frequency of crimes against women nor has it reduced the passion of those who serve survivors. This podcast’s format hopes to create a space for topical conversations aimed to engage and educate community members on the issue of violence against women, how it impacts our daily lives, and how we can work together to create lasting cultural and systemic change.

Twitter:

@NationalCAW

Language:

English

Contact:

214 389 7710


Episodes

No More Excuses: Calling out abuse in no uncertain terms with Lundy Bancroft

2/6/2023
Lundy Bancroft wrote the book on exposing abusive men and domestic violence. For over 20 years he has helped survivors and professionals in the field of domestic violence answer the question: why does he do that? In this episode, Lundy interprets the contents of his best-selling work, "Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men", identifying common abusive personalities, behaviors, tactics, intentions, causes of abuse, and a whole lot more while offering no excuses...

Duration:01:01:59

Demystifying Digital Safety and Empowering Survivors of Tech-Enabled Abuse

1/30/2023
Technology is intimately intertwined with our daily lives and for people in abusive relationships, the internet and social media can become a perpetrator's playground. Case in point: according to expert in tech-enabled abuse Adam Dodge, "The average person has 80 apps on their phone and 90 online accounts. That's 170 different ways that somebody can reach out and monitor you, impersonate you, threaten you, stalk you, steal sensitive information and post it online, cause financial harm, send...

Duration:00:44:12

Firearms & Intimate Partner Violence: A Deadly Combination

1/23/2023
The impact of gun violence in America is well-documented as 23,000 people in the U.S. were killed by a firearm in 2021, and firearms are now considered the leading cause of death for our nation’s youth. For women, the statistics are even more dire, as the presence of a gun in her home makes her 3-times more likely to be murdered. And if her abusive partner has a firearm, femicide risk increases 1,000%. More than just statistics, the lives and futures of women are increasingly at risk from...

Duration:01:05:18

Stalking & Post-Separation Abuse: Understanding the Connection Between Stalking and Domestic Violence After the Relationship Has Ended

1/16/2023
Stalking is a pattern of behavior directed at a specific person that causes a reasonable person to fear for their safety or the safety of others. And each year, over 13 million people experience it in various ways - being followed, receiving unwanted communications or gifts, through social media, and more. And when the stalker is a former intimate partner, post-separation abuse can materialize as stalking. Rachel Gibson of the National Center for Victims of Crime leads us through the...

Duration:01:00:10

Navigating Civil and Criminal Justice Systems in Domestic Violence Cases

1/9/2023
Survivors of domestic violence often lack the resources to secure legal representation in either or both civil and criminal courts. And navigating the civil and criminal justice systems can be overwhelming for survivors. What's more, offenders in criminal domestic violence cases are entitled to attorney representation while their victims are not. To address the shortcomings of systems that do not adequately address the needs of survivors, organizations like the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project...

Duration:00:47:41

DNA & Cold Cases: Getting Away With Murder

6/27/2022
Recorded on location at the 2022 Conference on Crimes Against Women, each episode in this bonus series will deepen our understanding of DNA testing, how it supports cold case investigations and prosecutions, and what's ahead for crime solvers around the globe. Can someone get away with murder in the 21st century? Advances in DNA testing, forensic genetic genealogy and forensic investigation are making it more difficult to do so, and applying these advances to homicide investigations is...

Duration:00:31:17

Bonus Series: DNA & Cold Cases: Crimes Against Indigenous People

6/20/2022
Recorded on location at the 2022 Conference on Crimes Against Women, each episode in this bonus series will deepen our understanding of DNA testing, how it supports cold case investigations and prosecutions, and what's ahead for crime solvers around the globe. Recent revelations across North America have unearthed new and disturbing crimes against Indigenous People, specifically children who perished at Indian boarding schools. We explore the use of DNA collection and testing within the...

Duration:00:39:00

Bonus Series: DNA & Cold Cases: The evolution of DNA testing and its impact on investigations, prosecutions and our future

6/13/2022
Recorded on location at the 2022 Conference on Crimes Against Women, each episode in this bonus series will deepen our understanding of DNA testing, how it supports cold case investigations and prosecutions, and what's ahead for crime solvers around the globe. DNA, FGG, ABO, RFLP, PCR, CODIS - what does it all mean? From the crime scene to the crime lab to the courtroom, DNA evidence collection, testing and results continue change the landscape of criminal investigations. We take a closer...

Duration:00:35:54

The Molly Jane Matheson Story

6/6/2022
Molly Jane Matheson was raped, strangled and murdered in 2017 by a former intimate partner. Since her murder, Molly Jane’s mother, Tracy Matheson, has fought for justice for both Molly Jane and other women who have experienced sexual assault. In this first ever live episode of the Podcast on Crimes Against Women, Tracy Matheson courageously shares the story of what happened to Molly Jane, her journey to reveal the truth throughout the investigation of her daughter’s murder, the establishment...

Duration:00:45:16

Corporate Responses to Domestic Violence

5/16/2022
Corporate America is not immune to the impact of domestic violence. With over 70 million women in the workforce and 1-in-4 women experiencing abuse in the home most workplaces in America employ someone living in an abusive relationship. In this episode, we discuss the need for a "coordinated corporate response" to domestic violence, one that includes organization-wide and cross-departmental engagement, employee training, and occupational safety in order to nimbly address the needs of...

Duration:01:00:56

Taken from us: Guns and the victimization of American mothers

5/9/2022
When Melody McFadden was 17, her mother was shot and killed in a domestic violence incident. Her mother’s boyfriend, who committed the murder, was a prior convicted felon who had obtained an illegal weapon. In 2014, Melody's niece was killed by a stray bullet, also from an illegal weapon. Ruhi Bengali is a new mom and a gun violence researcher whose work reveals that women with children, including those who are pregnant or postpartum, face significantly higher risk of gun violence from a...

Duration:00:37:21

Femicide: Understanding the playbook of men who kill women

5/2/2022
Femicide, the intentional killing of a woman because she is a woman, is a pervasive and brutal form of male violence against women that persists worldwide. Together with femicide researcher Dawn Wilcox, we explore the dynamics of femicide through the lens of Women Count USA, a femicide accountability project she developed that chronicles victims of femicide in the United States from 1950 onward. According to Wilcox, “male violence against women and girls is a preventable public health...

Duration:00:41:29

2022 Conference on Crimes Against Women

4/25/2022
Now in its 17th year, the Conference on Crimes Against Women (CCAW) will take place May 23-26, 2022 in Dallas Texas. The first conference of its kind, CCAW is focused on practical solutions that successfully resolve crimes of gender-based violence and is the ideal education and training opportunity for prosecutors, advocates and law enforcement. This year's event will feature 200-plus sessions in just a little over 3 days of workshops, case studies, computer labs, an interactive crime scene...

Duration:00:47:19

From vulnerability to victimization: Latina Women and Generational Trauma

4/18/2022
According to the CDC, 1-in-3 Latina women experience domestic violence. What's more, generational trauma - stemming from immigration status, language access, financial dependence, male dominance, and much more - increases vulnerability, leads to victimization, poses significant barriers to safety and services for Latina survivors, and contributes to a "dynamic of loss" for this population. We explore this unique dynamic and focused solutions that benefit Latina women with Paula Gomez-Stordy,...

Duration:00:48:05

The Human Trafficking Training Center

4/11/2022
Dan Nash co-founded the Human Trafficking Training Center in response to the lack of hands-on, practical skills training for law enforcement officers, advocates et al in the areas of human trafficking investigation and related victim support services. Today, the center provides solutions to law enforcement on conducting investigations that ensure arrests and prosecutions of traffickers, how to interview a possible victim or offender, and how to set up a proactive operation or prepare related...

Duration:00:42:29

Generational Trauma and the Victimization of Black Women and Girls in America

4/4/2022
One in four black girls will be sexually abused before the age of 18. Forty-five percent of black women have experienced abuse from an intimate partner. Forty percent of human trafficking victims are black. As fragments of data, these statistics are alarming. Contextualized within the historical experiences of black women and girls in America, they are the results of the sexualization of black women rooted in generational trauma steeped in racism, slavery, dehumanization and so much more. We...

Duration:00:50:00

When the Abuser is One of Our Own: Law Enforcement Responses to Officers as Offenders of Violence Against Women

3/28/2022
Recent, reliable sources that document domestic violence by law enforcement professionals are difficult to locate. A 1991 survey by Leonore Johnson claims that 40 percent of officers commit a form of abuse in the home and that two in five officers who respond to domestic disturbance calls are abusers themselves (source: Alex Rosin). These are startling claims that require further investigation to better understand their context. Even more alarming is that in the past, domestic violence...

Duration:01:12:02

In a Position of Trust: Predatory Grooming Within the Inner Circle

3/21/2022
According to the CDC, one in four girls and one in 13 boys experience predatory grooming leading to exploitation and sexual abuse. Most often, this behavior occurs within the trusted inner circle—a parent, family member, coach or mentor. With a lack of education about the warning signs of predatory behaviors, victims of grooming—especially those who are most vulnerable—are at risk of being exposed to predators while authority figures are often poorly prepared to see the signs and intervene....

Duration:00:44:54

Animals: The Silent Victims of Abuse

3/14/2022
Sixty-eight percent of American households include at least one pet, and within those homes where domestic violence or child abuse occur, eighty-eight percent also include animal abuse. Animals and pets are the silent victims of abuse, who cannot reach out for help and have no lifeline of support. Author, attorney and animal advocate Allie Phillips is changing that through programs that shelter pets alongside domestic violence survivors in agencies around the world. A former child abuse and...

Duration:00:54:07

When Disaster Strikes: A Guide to Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence During the Worst of Times

3/7/2022
Disasters - both natural and human-influenced - increase risks for sexual violence against women, children and men with an estimated 1-in-5 women and 1-in-17 men impacted by these actions. That risk is further elevated for vulnerable populations including BIPOC and children living with their abusers. In response to these startling statistics, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) developed its first guide to preventing and responding to sexual violence within disasters in...

Duration:00:51:47