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In child abuse and molestation cases, the prosecution’s main (and sometimes only) witness is often the child victim. Prosecutors need the testimony of these victims to get convictions. But the experience of testifying in front of a former abuser can be deeply traumatic for child witnesses, causing emotional and psychological trauma.

Fortunately, many [...]

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Jurors Oversharing on Facebook

On September 2, 2010 By Lauren Gregory

When twenty year-old Michigan resident Hadley Jons logged onto Facebook a during a break from jury duty and saw the familiar “What’s on your mind?” prompt, she didn’t hesitate to answer: “[A]ctually excited for jury duty tomorrow,” she wrote on August 11. “It’s gonna be fun to tell the defendant they’re GUILTY.”

Now Jons is [...]

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