If Military Sexual Assault Victims Experience Retaliation, the Military Justice System is Broken

Fact: 62% of military sexual assault victims report that they suffered both personal & professional retaliation after they reported the crime to their Chain of Command. (Department of Defense, 2014) The retaliation is what makes PTSD so debilitating and if witnessed by others will prevent them from coming forward. It also is the precipitator for … More If Military Sexual Assault Victims Experience Retaliation, the Military Justice System is Broken

The Impact Two Military Officers had on Military Sexual Assault Legislation

The Impact Two Military Officers had on Military Sexual Assault Legislation Air Force Times: Sex charges dropped; Aviano IG freed from brig (Feb 2013) I appeared on Voice of Russia (America) radio today to discuss the impact that General Craig Franklin & Lt Col James Wilkerson had on military sexual assault legislation. And at the very … More The Impact Two Military Officers had on Military Sexual Assault Legislation

Murder in the Dorm at University of Alaska Fairbanks (1993)

Murder in the Dorm at University of Alaska Fairbanks (1993) This cold case investigation hits home with me. This tragedy happened while I was attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1993. It occurred in Bartlett Hall where I lived my sophomore year. I was living off campus at the time of the incident. It … More Murder in the Dorm at University of Alaska Fairbanks (1993)

Retired APG general: The players change, the ‘GAM’ remains the same

Retired APG general: The players change, the ‘GAM’ remains the same Sixteen years ago, Robert Shadley, then a major general in the Army, uncovered disturbing news from an important Army training facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Drill sergeants and other instructors were regularly using their power to get sexual favors from young female trainees, or sometimes … More Retired APG general: The players change, the ‘GAM’ remains the same

Military Lacks Uniform Reporting & After Care Procedures for Victims of Sexual Assault (in garrison)

GOAL: Create national/uniform reporting standards that are supportive of military members who are victims of crime. Their safety, health, rights, and career are equally as important as the rights of the accused. Military Culture (closed institution) 1. Empower all servicemembers to report violent crimes to civilian authorities (they actually have criminal databases, procedures for preserving … More Military Lacks Uniform Reporting & After Care Procedures for Victims of Sexual Assault (in garrison)

Jennifer Norris, Veteran, Military Crime Historian & Policy Analyst, Military Justice for All (Media)

Helping Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma, The Boston Globe (2012) Air Force Sexual Abuse Trial Gets Underway, NBC Nightly News (2012) Preventing Rapes in the Military, Andrea Mitchell Reports, MSNBC (2012) Sexual Assault in the US Military, Minnesota Public Radio (2012) Lackland Sex Scandal Continues to Roil Air Force, Houston Chronicle, Texas (2012) Don’t Suffer … More Jennifer Norris, Veteran, Military Crime Historian & Policy Analyst, Military Justice for All (Media)

A Review of Sexual Misconduct by Basic Training Instructors at Lackland Air Force Base: House Armed Services Committee Testimony

A Review of Sexual Misconduct by Basic Training Instructors at Lackland Air Force Base: House Armed Services Committee Testimony I was especially inspired by Massachusett’s Congresswoman Niki Tsongas’ piece in the Huffington Post, “A Cultural Change Is Needed.” Shortly after testifying in front of an almost empty House Armed Services Committee hearing room, on my … More A Review of Sexual Misconduct by Basic Training Instructors at Lackland Air Force Base: House Armed Services Committee Testimony