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Child Exploitation and Trafficking Examining the Global Challenges and U.S. Responses
Author: By Virginia M. Kendall and T. Markus Funk
Foreword by Richard A. Posner
Publishers: Rowman & Littlefield
Publication Date: Dec 2011
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Each year, more than two million children around the world fall victim to commercial sexual exploitation. The numbers of children sexually abused for non-commercial purposes are even higher. Put simply, the growing, increasingly-organized epidemic of child exploitation demands a coordinated response.
The aim of this book is to bring some fresh thinking to this complicated area of the law, and to help erase some of its counterproductive mythology. The book provides the first comprehensive, practical introduction to the history and present-day reality of child sexual exploitation, as well as to the interconnected web of domestic and transnational federal laws and law enforcement efforts launched in response thereto. It is written from the distinctive perspective of those who have spent their careers in the trenches investigating, prosecuting, and adjudicating these intricate and commonly emotional cases. Relying on real-world examples, the authors offer proscriptive and descriptive practical advice and reform proposals aimed at those involved at all levels in this difficult area. Serving as a “first-line” resource for clear, practical thinking on the range of complex, and often misunderstood, investigative, prosecutorial, and rehabilitative issues surrounding child exploitation cases, this work is a must-have for anyone with interest in the protection of children from sexual exploitation and trafficking.
About The Authors
Surveying The Scope Of The Problem
The Broad Descriptive Challenge
Appreciating The Human Trafficking Problem And Its Enforcement Challenges
Synchronized Abuse: The Impact Of International Organized Crime Groups On Child Trafficking And Other Forms Of Sexual Exploitation
Public Corruption As The Silent Partner To Child Sexual Exploitation
Federal Statutes Targeting Child Exploitation
Finding The World's Voice: International Instruments Targeting The Sexual Exploitation of Children
Investigating Child Exploitation Cases
The Syndicate And The Scholar: Examining The Anatomy Of The Prosecution Of University of Chicago Pediatrician Dr. H. Marc Watzman
The Challenge Of Transnational Investigations
Victim Witness Protection In Child Exploitation Cases
The Difficult Defence: Surveying The Most Common Issues When Representing Individuals Accused of Child Exploitation
Overview Of Selected Trial Issues
Sentencing Considerations In Sexual Exploitation Cases - Does Anything Work?
Appendix 1 Convention On The Rights of The Child (1989) Preamble
Appendix 3 U.S.-Thailand Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty
Appendix 4 Sample Letter Rogatory
Appendix 5 1992 Inter-American Convention on Mutual Assistance In Criminal Matters
Virginia M. Kendall is a judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Before being elevated to the federal bench, Judge Kendall served as a deputy chief in the United States Attorney's Office in Chicago, where for more than ten years she served as the child exploitation coordinator. She travels extensively both domestically and internationally teaching judges and lawyers about crimes against women and children, and is an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern University School of Law and Loyola University School of Law.
T. Markus Funk served as a federal prosecutor in Chicago for more than ten years, and spent two years in Kosovo as the USDOJ Resident Legal Advisor. He has taught law at, among other places, Oxford University, the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the USDOJ National Advocacy Center; was awarded USDOJ and the State Department's highest service awards; and is the author of three books and dozens of criminal law-related articles and book chapters. His legal work is featured in outlets such as CNBC, CNN, the Economist, the Los Angeles Times, the National Law Journal, National Geographic Channel, MSNBC, and the Wall Street Journal.
The book aims to present a one-stop source on the subject from child pornography to international human trafficking and the organized crime that is often behind it....[Funk and Kendall] wanted to provide a resource regarding not only victims, but various sex crimes, the court system, defense strategies and computer techniques perpetrators use to hide information, as well as how law enforcement can find it. Chicago Sun-Times
Child Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation: Examining the Global Challenges and U.S. Responses is an excellent resource for practitioners, advocates, and policy makers. The intersection of child trafficking and exploitation is a complex issue, and one seldom addressed using a child rights based approach. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the topic, including the current national and international legal instruments that can be used to combat child trafficking and exploitation cases, the impact of these crimes on child survivors, and challenges and recommendations for moving forward to protect the most vulnerable members of our society. Katherine Kaufka Walts, J.D., director, Center for the Human Rights of Children; Loyola University Chicago
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[A] milestone on the road to improved policy in this difficult and important area, this book will be an invaluable resource to judges, prosecutors, police, policy makers, criminologists, and the defense bar. I know that it will be of great value to me in dealing with the many appeals that my court receives from convictions and sentences in cases of sex crimes against children. Richard A. Posner
This critically important book offers an essential, foundational element to a coordinated approach to end child sexual exploitation and trafficking. Helen Stacy, director, Stanford University Program on Human Rights
This groundbreaking legal text, which comprehensively analyzes the accelerating worldwide crisis of the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children, comes at a critical time. . . . [A] compelling and authoritative treatise, clearly written, and filled with best practices and specific examples, this work challenges all citizens of our modern, global society to think creatively, mobilize our resources, and join forces to protect and save our children. Hon. Ann Claire Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; Lawyers Without Borders Program Director; Avon Global Center for Women and Justice Steering Committee Member; National Institue for Trial Advocacy Board Member
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Defending the Defenseless - A Guide to Protecting and Advocating for Pets
Author: Allie Phillips
Publishers: Rowman & Littlefield
Publication Date: July 2011
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Do you love cats, dogs and other pets? Do you want to do more to help protect and advocate for these pets, but don't know where to start? Defending the Defenseless is for anyone who wants to join a growing crusade to bring animal protection to its rightful place in a civilized society, to protect animals from harm inflicted by humans, and allow them to live happily in an environment that appreciates their unique qualities. Regardless of career or lifestyle, anyone can become an advocate for pets in a growing movement to defend the defenseless. This book guides readers through the variety of ways they can help companion animals and offers practical tips to get involved, from donating money to volunteering at animal shelters, from opposing animal experimentation to raising children to protect animals. Defending the Defenseless is perfect for anyone who loves animals and is seeking guidance on how to get involved.
Chapter 1: Animal Welfare and Animal Rights: Where do you Stand?
Chapter 2: Becoming an Animal Advocate: Where to start
Chapter 3: Staying Strong and Resilient: Overcoming Conflict and Compassion Fatigue
Chapter 4: Humane Education: Kids helping Animals
Chapter 5: Advocating for Shelter Animals: Ending Outdated and Questionable Shelter Practices
Chapter 6: Models for Thriving Animal Organizations: Saving more Lives through Innovation
Chapter 7: Saving a Life: Transporting Shelter Animals
Chapter 8: Preventing Cruelty and Neglect of Animals
Chapter 9: Protecting Feral Cats
Chapter 10: Animal Emergency Preparedness: Disaster Response, Search and Rescue
Chapter 11: Attorneys Advocating for Animals
Chapter 12: Lobbying for Animals
Chapter 13: Using your Words to Benefit Animals
Chapter 14: Communicating with and Healing Animals
Chapter 15: Keeping People and Pets Together: Everyone can Help
Chapter 16: Conclusion: Welcome to the Journey
Allie Phillips is an author, attorney and advocate for the protection of animals and vulnerable victims. She is a former prosecuting attorney who has worked for the National District Attorneys Association where she launched the National Center for Prosecution of Animal Abuse. She was previously employed with American Humane Association as the Vice President of Public Policy and Vice President of Human-Animal Strategic Initiatives. Allie is a nationally-recognized expert on issues involving animal protection and advocacy. She is a volunteer with King Street Cats (Alexandria, VA) and Vice President of No Paws Left Behind. She co-founded Michiganders for Shelter Pets, is a council member of the Michigan State Bar Animal Law Section, on the steering committee of the National Link Coalition, and a Practitioner Member of the Shelter Animal Reiki Association. To learn more, please visit www.alliephillips.com.
Phillips (How Shelter Pets Are Brokered for Experimentation: Understanding Pound Seizure) provides us with a comprehensive guide to becoming an advocate for animals. A lawyer and staunch animal advocate herself, the author has extensive experience volunteering in animal shelters and working to promote legislation that is in the best interests of animals. She gives readers numerous and specific options for getting involved and discusses the best way to get started. She also makes readers aware of some lesser-known animal welfare concerns, such as questionable practices that may be in place at their local animal shelters. Phillips does a good job of presenting the issues in an objective manner, giving voice to people on both sides of the argument, and she is careful to make a distinction between animal advocates and animal activists, since the term activist sometimes has a negative connotation. Verdict This manual for animal advocacy is an excellent choice for readers looking for community service opportunities that will benefit animals. Library Journal
In this detailed how-to book, which addresses every imaginable aspect of animal advocacy, there's no denying that attorney and animal rights advocate Phillips knows her stuff. Phillips encourages readers to become part of the solution through a variety of advocacy techniques, even breaking out activities by age group for kids, including specific activities for middle school students (building a wildlife feeder) or high school students (constructing a dog house). On the business side, Phillips identifies attorneys who are making a difference in pet advocacy as well as successful lobbyists, and provides contact names and states for individuals in each group. Straightforward and well-organized....the book would be the perfect textbook or reference for a college class or community outreach program. Publishers Weekly
Defending the Defenseless is for anyone who wants to join a growing crusade to bring animal protection to its rightful place in a civilized society. This book guides readers through the variety of ways they can help companion animals and offers practical tips to get involved, from donating money to volunteering at animal shelters, from opposing animal experimentation to raising children to protect animals. Phillips shares her own personal experiences protecting animals, which she describes as 'some involve outrageous joy, and others involve life-altering devastation.' Foreword Reviews
Animals in need: with every new crisis in the animal community, the desire to bring about change can be overwhelming. But where does one start? Allie Phillipsauthor, attorney, advocate for animals and someone with an almost unbelievable ability to implement change on the groundhas written a highly useful guide to getting involved. Phillips begins with the basics of volunteer work, then quickly moves into more informative territory, including explanations of the essential language (e.g., do you support rights or animal welfare?), opportunities in public education, how to help feral cats, animal transport, lobbying, emergency preparedness and models of best practices around the country, among other issues. Phillips writes with confidence and conviction, and offers a steady hand to the hesitant advocate. Bark Magazine
This book is at once a how-to manual and an inspirational piece. Drawing on her own journey to becoming an animal advocate, Allie shares her encyclopedic knowledge of the animal protection field to give us practical advice on how to get involved-and how to keep moving forward in the face of obstacles. Whether your passion is puppy mills, feral cats, legislative change, or shelter reform, Defending the Defenseless will make us all better advocates on behalf of our animal friends. For anyone ready to take the next step to speak up and speak out for animals, your guidebook has arrived. Maya Gupta Ph.D, executive director, Ahimsa House, Inc.
Allie Phillips has crafted a thoughtful, refreshingly personal and comprehensive guide for anyone seeking to become more involved with helping the animals who share our world. Whether you are taking 'baby steps' in making humane life-style changes, getting involved with your local animal shelter, or taking the great leap into starting your own group to advocate for animals, this book provides hundreds of valuable tips to get you started, keep you focused and keep you sane while doing great things. This is a must read for all seeking to put caring into action. Randall Lockwood Ph.D, Forensic Sciences and Anti-cruelty Projects, ASPCA
In Defending the Defenseless, Allie Phillips provides a thorough and comprehensive overview and instruction of Trap-Neuter-Return, the program that benefits both cats and the community. We are a nation of animal lovers, and Phillips delivers valuable ideas for harnessing that love and putting it to work to protect animals. Becky Robinson, Alley Cat Allies
If you are new to animal advocacy, this book is much more than a how-to manual. It provides those yearning to make a difference for animals with both a roadmap and a call to action. It also reminds experienced advocates why they became involved in this gratifying yet emotionally demanding cause. Beatrice M. Friedlander, Animals and Society Institute
In Defending the Defenseless, Allie Phillips guides us through a vast spectrum of practical ways that all people, with varying levels of experience and involvement, can help protect companion animals. Through numerous motivating and inspiring examples, she demonstrates the power of individual action and encourages fostering a more compassionate world. Anyone who cares about animals should read this book and share it widely! Meena Alagappan Esq., HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers)
As an attorney, lobbyist, advocate and rescuer, Allie Phillips is unquestionably a pioneer of the animal welfare movement. She has laid out a very frank, personal account of what it can be like to maneuver around the intransigence of the management of some shelters, the ego and self-interest of some in the movement, and the entrenched economic and political interests that seemingly stonewall efforts to improve animal welfare. As a former prosecutor, she is not afraid to call prosecutors and law enforcement to task for not taking animal cruelty seriously, for failing to prosecute fully, or at all, in many instances. But Phillips also reminds us that improving animal welfare is a journey where everyone is welcome. If you want to get involved in helping animals, this book is a must read and an easy to follow "how to". Laura Allen Esq., Animal Law Coalition
Defending the Defenseless: A Guide to Protecting and Advocating for Pets is a guide for those who want to speak up for these struggling creatures who may be facing abuse by their owners or others.... Defending the Defenseless is a good guide to getting involved for those who want to make a difference. Midwest Book Review
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Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online?
Author: By Ted Claypoole and Theresa Payton
Foreword by Chris Swecker
Publishers: Rowman & Littlefield
Publication Date: April 2012
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Today people have an offline reputation and image, but are increasingly creating one or more online personas. Their online image is having an impact on them in many ways. Employers are hiring and firing based on people's online activities. Criminals are using online identities to abuse or steal from victims. Cyberbullies are taking advantage of those who reveal themselves as vulnerable on grieving or eating disorder sites. Schools are denying admission based on adolescent behaviours broadcast online in social networking sites or media sharing sites such as YouTube. Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are you Naked Online? helps readers understand the implications of their online personas, how they may be putting themselves at risk, and how to take charge of this important new aspect of their lives for career and personal success. Offering simple, specific steps readers can take to analyze their online image, determine who they want to be online, and turn their online reputation around, this book is the go-to source for protecting your online image and projecting the persona you want others to see. The authors offer key advice on:
Changing privacy settings
Purging unwanted personal content
Recognizing the risks and pitfalls of online identities
Utilizing social networking to your advantage
Protecting your kids online
Curbing unwanted “spying” on your searches and interests
Preventing identity theft and other online dangers
Redeeming your online image
Projecting a more professional image
1: How Did You Get Naked?
2: Peekers and Gawkers: Who Is Looking at Your Online Persona?
3: Behavioural Targeting
5: Time to Get Dressed
6: Protecting Identity in a Crisis: Identity Theft and Defamation
7: Branding Your Public Persona
8: Dress for Career Success
9: Don't Forget the Kids
10: Turning Off the Lights: Choosing to Be Invisible Online
Ted Claypoole is an attorney and is currently co-chair of the Cyberspace Privacy and Data Security Subcommittee for the American Bar Association's Business Law Section. Ted is the author of chapters in published books on biometrics and data security, as well as several articles on Internet security and Internet law. He is currently leader of the Privacy and Data Management team at the law firm Womble Carlyle. He leads data breach incident response teams in the financial, information processing, retail, and software industries. Ted consults on information security, privacy, consumer data treatment, and contingency planning matters, and advises clients on strategic technology and marketing alliances. Ted was previously the in-house technology and Internet counsel for CompuServe and Bank of America.
Theresa Payton is the Chief Advisor and CEO of Fortalice®, LLC, and former White House Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Executive Office of the President (EOP) from 2006-2008. She was the first woman to hold this position, and currently holds a Top Secret Clearance. Theresa currently delivers security, risk, and fraud consulting services to private and public organizations. In addition to working with key clients in the private and public sector, Theresa is also Emeritus Faculty for the Security Executive Council and hosts a weekly segment on Charlotte, North Carolina's WBTV called “Protecting Your Cyberturf” targeted at helping viewers stay safer online. Theresa started her career in banking in 1990 and was in the industry until 2006. She was named one of the top 25 “Most Influential People in Security” for 2010 by Security Magazine for her tireless efforts.
Are You Naked Online? The answer is 'yes' and fortunately, there is a new book that walks you through the internet, step-by-step, and shows you how to reclaim your privacy and security while presenting a positive image. The book explains who is peeking at you online, why they look, and offers practical solutions for internet users and digital device-lovers of any age. A must-have for kids and adults alike, whether you spend an hour or hundreds of hours each month connected to the world through the internet. Sue Scheff, Author of Wit's End, co-author of Google Bomb, and Founder of Parents' Universal Resource Experts
Do not spend another minute online until you read Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online? The advice is wise, timely and crucial for today's plugged-in world where the lines of privacy are blurred and the wrong click could mean horrific, lifetime consequences. The section, "Don't Forget the Kids" should be required reading for every parent - no excuses - parenting must be both off and ON the net. Michele Borba ED, Child Media Expert, Educational Psychologist, and author of The Big Book of Parenting Solutions: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries
Over the course of just a few years, the Internet has morphed from a handy collective knowledge resource tool into an integral life-management system, redefining all notions of control where identity management is concerned. In this grand social experiment, online innovation has far outpaced awareness and the advent of legal and regulatory protections. Individuals have only recently begun to contemplate the long-term impact of online behaviors and the importance of managing one's digital identity, while corporate and criminal interests have quickly adopted strategies and technologies that work to undermine consumer security and privacy. Even the most savvy of users routinely place themselves in peril while operating under faulty assumptions or with a detrimental lack of understanding in conducting personal and business related activities online. Protecting Your Identity: Are You Naked Online? by Ted Claypoole and Theresa Payton offers readers the opportunity to better understand the prerequisite fundamentals essential for successfully and safely navigating the rapidly evolving cybersphere. The material is presented in simple, non-technical language that is readily accessible to Internet users of all ages and aptitudes, and should be considered mandatory study for anyone who is thinking about, or has already taken the plunge, into the virtual domain. Antony M. Freed, Managing Editor at Infosec Island
An absolute must-read for any individual or parent who is, or who has, a computer in their home or a cell phone in their child's hand. Mary Kay Hoal, Founder, President Yoursphere.com and YoursphereForParents.com
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Finding the Law - Legal Research for Librarians and Paralegals
Author: Bryan M Carson
Publishers: Scarecrow Press (Rowman & Littlefield)
Publication Date: August 2011
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Although there are other books that discuss conducting legal research, Finding the Law: Legal Research for Librarians is unique in that it is aimed at librarians, library science students, and paralegals rather than at law students. Because it assumes that its audience already understands the research process in general, this book will allow readers to grow professionally, learning new skills that will be used in the day-to-day practice of librarianship as it applies to our legal systems.
Topics covered include the origins of legal publishing; an overview of the U.S. system of law and government; issues related to the U. S. Constitution and Treaties; and the activities of the legislative and executive branches. Consideration is also given to researching state legal systems, emphasizing the differences to conducting research for the federal systems. The book concludes with an examination of the legal issues faced by librarians, publishers, and book distributors.
1. The Historical Background of the U.S. Constitution
2. Finding Legal Materials: The U.S. System of Law and Government
3. The Constitution: The Supreme Law of the Land
4. The Enigma of International Law in the U.S. Legal System
5. Congress: The Legislative Branch
6. Executive and Administrative Agencies
7. The Freedom of Information Act
8. The Judicial Branch: The Federal Court System
9. Federalism: The State Legal Systems
10. The Past and Future of Legal Research
Bryan M. Carson is professor and Coordinator of Reference and Instructional Services at Western Kentucky University. A member of the bar in Ohio and Kentucky, he has published extensively on law as applied to libraries. He is the author of The Law of Libraries and Archives (Scarecrow, 2006).
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