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The Conference on Crimes Against Women (CCAW) is thrilled the announce the Podcast on Crimes Against Women (PCAW). Continuing with our third season, the PCAW releases new episodes every Monday. The PCAW will serve as an extension of the information and topics presented at the annual Conference, providing in-depth dialogue, fresh perspectives, and relevant updates by experts in the fields of victim advocacy, criminal justice, medicine, and more. The presence of a global pandemic and our shifting “new normal” with COVID-19 has not decreased the frequency of crimes against women nor has it reduced the passion of those who serve survivors. This podcast’s format hopes to create a space for topical conversations aimed to engage and educate community members on the issue of violence against women, how it impacts our daily lives, and how we can work together to create lasting cultural and systemic change.

Podcast on Crimes Against Women Conference on Crimes Against Women

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The Conference on Crimes Against Women (CCAW) is thrilled the announce the Podcast on Crimes Against Women (PCAW). Continuing with our third season, the PCAW releases new episodes every Monday. The PCAW will serve as an extension of the information and topics presented at the annual Conference, providing in-depth dialogue, fresh perspectives, and relevant updates by experts in the fields of victim advocacy, criminal justice, medicine, and more. The presence of a global pandemic and our shifting “new normal” with COVID-19 has not decreased the frequency of crimes against women nor has it reduced the passion of those who serve survivors. This podcast’s format hopes to create a space for topical conversations aimed to engage and educate community members on the issue of violence against women, how it impacts our daily lives, and how we can work together to create lasting cultural and systemic change.

    DNA & Cold Cases: Getting Away With Murder

    DNA & Cold Cases: Getting Away With Murder

    Recorded on location at the 2022 Conference on Crimes Against Women, each episode in this bonus series will deepen our understanding of DNA testing, how it supports cold case investigations and prosecutions, and what's ahead for crime solvers around the globe.
    Can someone get away with murder in the 21st century? Advances in DNA testing, forensic genetic genealogy and forensic investigation are making it more difficult to do so, and applying these advances to homicide investigations is significantly reducing the time it takes to catch a killer. Forensic psychologist, Dr. Lawrence Simon, explains the critical work of investigators who pursue cold cases, serial killings and other crimes committed by deviant offenders, and how they benefit from collaboration with experts from around the world via The Vidocq Society and the Cold Case Foundation, where he is a collaborator. Dr. Simon walks us through the importance of old-fashioned detective work combined with cutting-edge technology, DNA evidence and luck - all of these playing vital roles in making it less likely for someone to get away with murder. Dr. Simon has spent over a decade working on complex crimes against persons cases and is a vital member of major cold case task forces, assisting investigators on high profile serial homicides. At the 2022 Conference on Crimes Against Women, Dr. Simon presented 3 sessions of his highly popular topic, "Sexual Deviant Killers." This is his second appearance on the Podcast on Crimes Against Women. 

    • 31 min
    Bonus Series: DNA & Cold Cases: Crimes Against Indigenous People

    Bonus Series: DNA & Cold Cases: Crimes Against Indigenous People

    Recorded on location at the 2022 Conference on Crimes Against Women, each episode in this bonus series will deepen our understanding of DNA testing, how it supports cold case investigations and prosecutions, and what's ahead for crime solvers around the globe.

    Recent revelations across North America have unearthed new and disturbing crimes against Indigenous People, specifically children who perished at Indian boarding schools. We explore the use of DNA collection and testing within the context of these crimes, the impact of generational trauma upon DNA, blood quantum requirements that determine Indian ancestry and lead to its ultimate erasure from humankind, and so much more with Nicole Matthews. Ms. Matthews has led the sexual assault coalition from its inception in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as one of the first national programs that addresses the unique and significant needs of American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) women and children. At the 2022 Conference on Crimes Against Women, Ms. Matthews co-presented "The Critical Intersection of Sex Trafficking & Murdered & Missing Indigenous Relatives." This is her second appearance on the Podcast on Crimes Against Women.

    • 39 min
    Bonus Series: DNA & Cold Cases: The evolution of DNA testing and its impact on investigations, prosecutions and our future

    Bonus Series: DNA & Cold Cases: The evolution of DNA testing and its impact on investigations, prosecutions and our future

    Recorded on location at the 2022 Conference on Crimes Against Women, each episode in this bonus series will deepen our understanding of DNA testing, how it supports cold case investigations and prosecutions, and what's ahead for crime solvers around the globe.
    DNA, FGG, ABO, RFLP, PCR, CODIS - what does it all mean? From the crime scene to the crime lab to the courtroom, DNA evidence collection, testing and results continue change the landscape of criminal investigations. We take a closer look at how DNA testing has evolved over the past century and the impact it has on investigations and securing convictions with a special focus on the successes of sexual assault kit testing. Patricia (Patti) Powers, JD, Attorney Advisor at AEquitas and Misty Mara Williamson, Forensic DNA Analyst III and DNA Laboratory Coordinator at the Marshall University Forensic Science Center, join the conversation as both experts in their fields and collaborators in bringing cold cases to justice. Patti and Misty co-presented, "Advancing Justice with DNA Technology", at the 2022 Conference on Crimes Against Women.

    • 36 min
    The Molly Jane Matheson Story

    The Molly Jane Matheson Story

    Molly Jane Matheson was raped, strangled and murdered in 2017 by a former intimate partner. Since her murder, Molly Jane’s mother, Tracy Matheson, has fought for justice for both Molly Jane and other women who have experienced sexual assault. In this first ever live episode of the Podcast on Crimes Against Women, Tracy Matheson courageously shares the story of what happened to Molly Jane, her journey to reveal the truth throughout the investigation of her daughter’s murder, the establishment of Molly Jane’s Law in the State of Texas and the founding of Project Beloved: The Molly Jane Mission.  
    Tracy Matheson is a wife, a daughter and a mother of 4. She and her husband, David, have 3 sons and 1 daughter. It is her daughter, Molly Jane’s life and tragic death, which showed her what her true life’s calling is…a momma on a mission. She founded Project Beloved: The Molly Jane Mission in 2018 in response to unimaginable pain and works to use that pain to help change the conversation about sexual assault and empower survivors to find their voices. Tracy serves on the Sexual Assault Survivors Task Force for the office of the Governor of the State of Texas. She also worked to get a law passed in the 86th legislative session and Molly Jane’s Law is now law in the state of Texas.  

    • 45 min
    Corporate Responses to Domestic Violence

    Corporate Responses to Domestic Violence

    Corporate America is not immune to the impact of domestic violence. With over 70 million women in the workforce and 1-in-4 women experiencing abuse in the home most workplaces in America employ someone living in an abusive relationship. In this episode, we discuss the need for a "coordinated corporate response" to domestic violence, one that includes organization-wide and cross-departmental engagement, employee training, and occupational safety in order to nimbly address the needs of employees who experience domestic violence. Ruth Guerreiro, Senior Director of Clinical Services at Genesis Women's Shelter & Support, and Effie Dennison, Executive Vice President, Director of Community Development and Corporate Responsibility for Texas Capital Bank join the conversation to expand on how corporations can be the catalyst for change when an employee turns to their employer for support. 
    Ruth Guerreiro is the Senior Director of Clinical and Non-Residential Services at Genesis Women's Shelter & Support (GWSS). For the past 10 years, Ms. Guerreiro has been advocating for and providing cutting-edge therapeutic services to women and children who have experienced domestic violence. She supervises and trains clinicians across all locations to guarantee that GWSS is providing best-practice therapies for clients. Ms. Guerreiro seeks out, develops, oversees and integrates trauma-informed programs to ensure the organization and staff continue to be thought leaders in the movement to end domestic violence. She is EMDR certified, an EMDRIA Consultant, an LCSW licensing supervisor, and a CPT provider, in addition to providing expert testimony in court on behalf of survivors. Ms. Guerreiro has provided individual and group therapy to over 1,000 survivors.

    Effie Dennison is Executive Vice President, Director of Community Development and Corporate Responsibility for Texas Capital Bank (TCB) and is responsible for the bank’s strategic investment and community relations activities across all TCB Texas markets. Responsibilities include fulfillment of the banks’ philanthropic giving, employee engagement and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). Ms. Dennison is also President of Texas Capital Community Development Corporation (CDC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the bank that provides commercial loans for development and revitalization of economically distressed areas. The CDC also makes long-term investments in various funds that provide equity for small and mid-size businesses. Dennison has over 28 years of experience in financial services. Prior to joining Texas Capital Bank, Dennison served in executive roles as Director of Sales and Marketing for Vendor Resource Management, Fannie Mae North Texas and Senior Vice President of Community Development for Wells Fargo Bank-Texas. 

    • 1 hr
    Taken from us: Guns and the victimization of American mothers

    Taken from us: Guns and the victimization of American mothers

    When Melody McFadden was 17, her mother was shot and killed in a domestic violence incident. Her mother’s boyfriend, who committed the murder, was a prior convicted felon who had obtained an illegal weapon. In 2014, Melody's niece was killed by a stray bullet, also from an illegal weapon.

    Ruhi Bengali is a new mom and a gun violence researcher whose work reveals that women with children, including those who are pregnant or postpartum, face significantly higher risk of gun violence from a partner or former partner than any other demographic in the United States. 

    Melody and Ruhi are important voices at the intersection of gun violence and intimate partner violence: both are mothers who are working to better understand the underpinnings of gun violence against women in order to create a safer future for mothers everywhere. Together they are also a wellspring of knowledge on issues surrounding gun access, related legislation, current research, and boots on the ground action to reduce gun violence against mothers. 

    Ruhi Bengali is an Associate Research Director at Everytown for Gun Safety and leads their research efforts on the intersection of gun violence and intimate partner violence, the impact of gun violence on children and teens and school violence. 

    Melody McFadden is a gun violence survivor and volunteer with Moms Demand Action in South Carolina as well as a Senior Fellow with the Everytown Survivor Network. Melody is a dedicated advocate for gun violence prevention, with a specific focus on the many facets of domestic violence, trauma, and prohibiting people with dangerous histories from obtaining guns.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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Episode 3

Love the episode with Kelsey McKay! She should have her own podcast!!!

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Excellent teachings

I am so grateful for excellent information. I am a survivor of domestic abuse and an advocate and hope to be a counselor one day and open a home for women. Thank you for all you do. I’ve shared your episodes and home more people stand up.

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