Print Media Coverage of Child Fatalities when a Human Services Agency is Involved



When a child dies and we learn that a human services department or agency was involved, how well does the print media cover the story? How accurate and thorough is it? Does the story convey sufficient comprehensiveness and perspective to give the reader a solid understanding of the events? Is there any discernible information bias, either intentional or unintentional? Does the writer seem to have an agenda?

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Amy’s Brief filed with the United States Supreme Court

Amy's Brief on the Merits is filed with the United States Supreme Court in Marsh Law Firm's groundbreaking child pornography restitution case.

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After Five Years – Supreme Court Brief Finally Completed!

Over five years ago, I began an unprecedented effort to obtain criminal restitution for victims of child pornography and online exploitation. A few minutes ago, our United States Supreme Court brief was finally delivered to the printer. The oral argument in this groundbreaking case is scheduled for January 22, 2014. When I began this journey, I didn't really realize or appreciate how long and how difficult it would be. Earlier this year I counted the number of words in just the appellate briefs and motions which are well over 600,000. Long days, endless nights, someti...

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The Missing Girls of China

This article by law professor David M. Smolin analyzes the causes and possible solutions to the sex ratio imbalance of China, as well as the causes of the diminishing numbers of intercountry adoptions from China. Part I provides statistical, historical, and cultural analysis of China's "missing girls" (sex-ratio imbalance), concluding that sex selective abortion has become the primary cause of China missing approximately ten percent of females at birth. The article focuses on both cultural factors and China's population control policies as causative factors. Part II ...

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70% of Child Prostitutes are Foster Children

According to FBI agent Gregory Christopher--who was recently named the State/Federal Law Enforcement Officer of the Year--"about 70 percent" of child prostitutes in the Tampa area are foster children. "A lot of these kids are foster kids, runaway kids. There's not a lot of people looking out for them. I'd say about 70 percent or so are foster kids." Last year, 22 children were removed from their pimps in Hillsborough and Pinellas county Florida. According to Christopher, "I have no doubt there's a lot more out there. I get at least two or three leads a week. We can't ...

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Masha Allen’s Untold Story

Once again Niels from Pound Pup Legacy has written a blockbuster piece about Masha Allen. Drawing from new sources who are speaking out for the first time, this never ending tragedy is further revealed in The Untold Story of Masha Allen. Visit the Pound Pup Legacy page on the Masha Allen case. One of Masha Allen's current lawyers speaks out anonymously about her case

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Welcome Back

Welcome to our Children's Law Blog! After numerous attempts over the past year to find an acceptable blogging solution, we have finally launched the latest edition of MovableType's excellent blogging software. This site will feature commentary, analysis and insights into the emerging issues of children and the law. We will feature daily case law summaries and breaking news on a variety of topics. Check back often for the latest updates!

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