sex crimes

tv

The Best Episodes from All 20 Years of ‘Law & Order: SVU’

I’ve watched all 438 episodes of the infamous sex crime show. Here’s what I learned.
Amil Niazi
10.18.18
crime

When Recalling the Trauma of Sexual Violence Is Your Best Shot at a Visa

America's U Visa offers hope to survivors of awful crimes, even under Donald Trump. But applying can be its own kind of nightmare.
Opheli Garcia Lawler
5.9.18
crime

How Sex Offender Registries Can Result in Vigilante Murder

As Canadian conservatives move to publicize the registries, we looked back at the criminals who have used the tool to commit killings.
Rob Csernyik
3.30.18
MASTURBATION

An Incomplete History of Weird Excuses Given by Accused Public Masturbators

"What are you doing?" is a pretty loaded question when you get right down to it.
Mike Pearl
5.22.17
Vice Blog

How These Male Sexual Assault Survivors Are Helping Other Victims

Daniel Wolstencroft was sexually abused as a child and teen. Now he's set up a project to encourage other men to speak out.
Clare Wiley
10.24.16
News

We Asked a Lawyer if Donald Trump Could Ever Get Prosecuted for Sexual Assault

As in the case of the many (more serious) allegations against Bill Cosby, decades of time passing since the incidents in question doesn't help the cause.
Allie Conti
10.17.16
Stuff

Rape Survivors Are Suing to Have Their Rape Kits Processed

Heather Marlowe's rape kit wasn't processed for two years after her assault. Now, she's suing the San Francisco Police Department for how they handled her case.
Beth Winegarner
9.28.16
News

The Young Syrian Women Forced into Sex Slavery

On an all new episode of 'Black Market: Dispatches' we talk to the women who are trafficked into sex slavery after seeking refuge in Lebanon.
VICE Staff
9.6.16
News

Another College Rapist Is Avoiding Prison Time

Austin James Wilkerson raped a "half-conscious" woman after pretending he was going to look after the "fucking bitch," as he later described her. Somehow, he's avoiding prison.
Allie Conti
8.11.16
News

Why the 'Pokémon Go' Ban on Sex Offenders Makes No Sense

Look at the research on sex offenders' recidivism, and you'll find little evidence of a Poké-predator problem.
Steven Yoder
8.5.16
News

Why Is It So Hard to Write a Decent Revenge Porn Law?

The first federal law against revenge porn could be in the works. Too narrow and victims won't be able to get justice; too broad and the law will nail innocent parties.
Steven Yoder
8.2.16
Stuff

'Law & Order: SVU' Is an Alternative Reality Where Assault Survivors Are Taken Seriously

In a world where Jian Ghomeshi is acquitted and the Stanford rapist gets let out of jail early, 'SVU' is a TV show where women who are assaulted are believed.
Alex Hughes
6.10.16
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