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Pending and Trending  : California adds sex offender registration status to background checks; Nail polish detects rape; Should victim pay for rape test? Statute of limitations on sex crimes

Author:  Staff Editors.

Source: Volume 16, Number 01, December/January 2015 , pp.1-4(4)

Sex Offender Law Report

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Pending and Trending surveys recent sex crime cases raising novel issues that push the boundaries of decided law, in both the U.S. and internationally. This issue’s column reports on the change in California penal code to include sex offender registry status in background checks, a nail polish that detects the presence of daterape drugs, addressing sex offending by intimate partners, payment for sexual assault medical forensic exams, sexual assault statute of limitations resources, and divorce rates among couples with heavy drinking by one spouse.

Keywords: Calif. Pen. Code s. 11105; Undercover Colors; S v. Moipolai; “Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams and VAWA 2005: Payment Practices, Successes, and Directions for the Future,”; DNA Resource Center; Rape Kit Action Project; gender roles and heavy

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