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1994 Special Issue

Violence and the Workplace

Exploring Employee Rights and Remedies

By Sharon M. Dietrich, Maurice Emsellem & Sue McNeil

Despite widespread public concern about the rights of crime victims, their right to preserve their employment is extremely limited. This article analyzes avenues available for individuals to challenge dismissals related to their status as victims of violence while on or off the job. It summarizes the available federal and state statutory remedies, as well as common-law theories applicable to the issue.

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School Violence

The Need for a Meaningful Response

By Florence Moise Stone & Kathleen B. Boundy

This article examines some of the causes of increased violence in America's schools and how state and federal legislatures have reacted to it. The authors discuss in detail the mandates of the Goals 2000: Educate America Act, and suggest ways advocates for students who suffer the consequences of school violence can better represent their clients.

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Bias Violence: Advocating for Victims

Part I

By Elizabeth Shuman-Moore & Darren B. Watts

The Project to Combat Bias Violence was created in 1989 to meet the need for legal representation of and to mobilize community support for the victims of bias violence. This article discusses who the victims are, as well as the perpetrators of such violence, and describes the Project, its goals, and some of its successes.

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Violence Against Lesbians and Gay Men

By Suzanne B. Goldberg & Bea Hanson

Lesbians and gay men experience criminal victimization at rates significantly higher than other individuals and are the most frequent victims of bias crime. Bias crime, based on the perpetrator's perception that the victim belongs to the targeted "hate group," can affect anyone regardless of sexual orientation. This article outlines how to identify bias crimes and how to work with survivors of homophobic violence.

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Caught in a Web

Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence

By Deeana L. Jang

Not only do immigrant women who are the victims of spousal abuse experience all of the difficulties experienced by other battered women, many face the threat of change in their immigration status as well. This article examines the ramifications of battering on immigrant women and explains how the legal needs of this population can be met.

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