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Unfounded: Police dismiss 1 in 5 sexual assault cases as “baseless”

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Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, is interviewed about sexual assault in response to the Globe and Mail article, “Unfounded.” The Globe investigation, conducted by Robin Doolittle, explores how police respond to sexual assault allegations. The result is a national

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Sexual assault decision: One judge with profound understanding

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Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, comments in a CBC article on the recent decision by Judge Marvin Zuker in a sexual assault case. “No other crime is looked upon with the degree of blameworthiness, suspicion and doubt as a

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De victime à traînée, le mythe increvable

Gazette des femmes, a feminist journal from Quebec, interviewed Pamela Cross, Luke’s Place Legal Director, on rape myths that still make it difficult for women to get justice in criminal court. Read the article: De victime à traînée, le mythe

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Luke’s Place Legal Director on Ghomeshi and the Peace Bond

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Pamela Cross, Luke’s Place Legal Director, has spoken with a number of different media outlets: Metro Morning – Statement about Ghomeshi Toronto Star – What is a peace bond and how do they work? Toronto Star – Jian Ghomeshi’s legal

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Can the Ghomeshi trial lead to change?

Thursday’s verdict of not guilty on all charges in the the trial of Jian Ghomeshi was no surprise to anyone. But in reaching acquittal, Justice William Horkins waded further into the controversies outside the courtroom than strictly necessary for his

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Luke’s Place Legal Director on the Ghomeshi Case

Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, speaks with CBC Radio on the Ghomeshi case. The judge’s not-guilty verdict on the sexual assault trial was released today. Pamela’s radio schedule: Iqaluit – 6:20AM Windsor – 6:40AM – Windsor Morning Ontario –

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Ghomeshi case highlights issues of fairness in sexual assault trials

Our Legal Director, Pamela Cross, was interviewed by Canadian news site, Rabble, about the fairness of sexual assault trials. Topics discussed include the power of sexual assault myths , especially in cases where a woman knows the perpetrator, how such

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Sexual assault trials: The witness’ perspective

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The Ghomeshi sexual assault trial raises many questions about the rights of witnesses and the accused. Our Legal Director, Pamela Cross, provides insight. On defence tactics: In no other category of trial are discriminatory assumptions about how a witness ought

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On trial: The line of questioning in sexual assault cases

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Pamela Cross, Luke’s Place Legal Director, spoke to CBC’s The Current about the defence’s line of questioning in sexual assault cases. Listen to this broadcast, which aired January 23, 2015, in which Pamela challenges a defence lawyer on questioning sexual

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