The WikiLeaks founder sits in a British jail based on evidence authorities generally scoff at. Former sex crimes prosecutor Wendy Murphy on how the case politicizes rape—and hurts women.
Wendy is a former child abuse and sex crimes prosecutor who teaches at New England Law/Boston. Wendy specializes in the representation of crime victims, women and children. She also writes and lectures widely on victims' rights and criminal justice policy. Her expose of the American legal system, And Justice For Some, came out in 2007. A former NFL cheerleader and visiting scholar at Harvard Law School, Wendy lives outside Boston with her husband and five children.
When Philip Markoff, the med student charged with murdering an Internet escort, killed himself Sunday, a new mystery emerged: how could officials miss the suicide threat? By Wendy Murphy
Why was the suspect in the Alabama murder rampage not charged when she shot her brother dead, or when a bomb arrived at a colleague's home? Wendy Murphy investigates the hidden clues in the shadowy police reports.
If the golf star is a victim of domestic abuse, then his wife should face jail time—as a man would.
A California girl’s alleged gang rapists face life in prison, but what of the two-dozen people who watched and said nothing? Wendy Murphy on why we need laws to compel bystanders to report crimes.
The parents of “Balloon Boy” are facing relatively minor charges for what officials are calling a hoax, but they’ll probably end up in jail, says Wendy Murphy. America doesn’t like being taken for a ride.
Police officials say "no suspect [is] in custody" and that "no students are involved” in the murder of the Yale grad student. Former sex crimes prosecutor Wendy Murphy reads between the lines.
With 75 cameras trained on the Yale lab where Annie Le’s body was found, former sex crimes prosecutor Wendy Murphy says police are likely tracking their suspect’s reaction to the grim discovery.
As bones are found near Phillip Garrido’s property, Wendy Murphy says the pundits are wrong: Jaycee Dugard’s family absolutely must sue the parole officers who could have saved her.