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Interesting Group Fighting False Allegations

By Patrick following x   2018 Jun 19, 5:47pm 472 views   3 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


In contrast, victim-centered investigations employ procedures that emphasize the collection of corroborative evidence supportive of the complainant and discourage the collection of exculpatory evidence, thereby increasing the likelihood of a finding of responsibility. Victim-centered investigations represent a departure from ethical standards of investigative impartiality, neutrality, and objectivity, thus removing the presumption of innocence from the accused. These are two of many examples:

The University of Texas School of Social Work published a “Blueprint for Campus Police” based on the victim-centered model. The Blueprint is brazen in its recommendations that investigators should seek to anticipate and counter defense strategies (Table 7.4) and presume the truthfulness of the accuser:
“The victim’s trauma response may make them appear less credible due to fragmented or lost memories and their attempts to make sense of what happened. Whereas, the alleged perpetrator knows what happened and therefore, appears to make more sense, which can be mistaken for credibility.” (p. 97)
“Victims often self-blame and feel bad about what happened, while alleged perpetrators often don’t feel badly about it, except for being caught.” (p. 97)
“Studies have consistently shown that detecting deception is difficult, so officers may not realize when a perpetrator is lying.” (p. 97)
A training program by the consulting firm Margolis Healy & Associates instructs college investigators to:
“Always approach a case believing that ‘something’ occurred” (slide 26)
Obtain “Documentation of sensory and peripheral details from the victim’s perspective” (slide 27), and
“Focus on offender behavior – not victim behavior” (slide 28)
Harvard Law School professor Jeannie Suk describes the believe-the-victim mantra as a “near-religious teaching” that is certain to harm rape victims: “When the core belief is that accusers never lie, if any one accuser has lied, it brings into question the stability of the entire thought system, rendering uncertain all allegations of sexual assault.”

Victim-centered investigations are giving rise to due process lawsuits by students against universities. In many cases, the accused students are prevailing.
1   MisterLearnToCode   ignore (4)   2018 Jun 19, 5:56pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Poor Sabrina Erdley. She had to travel to several huge campuses of 10,000+ students, current and former, before she found an informant, who made the whole thing up. Even though she went straight to the Lesbians at the Crisis Center asking for victims.
2   Patrick   ignore (1)   2018 Jun 20, 12:54pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Funding requires victims!

If there are no victims to be found, it is necessary to invent them to keep the funding going.

Actual cases of rape have plummeted over the years. Fortunately, rape has been redefined to include all normal male behavior, so there will never again be lack of cause for complaint.
3   georgeliberte   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 20, 1:35pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

IDK, but these things have a tendency to swing back around and consume the original advocates. I hope I live to see the day when this happens and the cries of anguish for due process and a fair method.

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