Our nation as a whole tends to stigmatize and minimize the reality and the extent of the impact of mental health issues on our country. Mental health is always on the top of the list when budgets are slashed on local, state, and national levels. Insurance companies are making excessive profits at the expense of families ability to afford services. The latest trend with insurance companies is to increase deductibles and co-pays and charge exorbitant premiums making mental health services inaccessible to many.
If you are currently dating a criminal or your daughter is, then my heart goes out to you. Criminals aren't necessarily bad people, they have just made bad choices and they can be the funniest most charming men to be around. Leaving one is never easy and you will need lots of support.
I was at a friend's house the other night and a group of us began talking about dating criminals. I'm not completely sure how the discussion got started, but it had something to do with a recent case of a prison marriage that had been in the news. You know, one of those relationships where a prisoner starts getting mail from an ardent and obsessive fan (or whatever they are called) and they fall in love, get married, and live separate lives happily ever after.
Many people would say that there are dangers of dating a criminal and even advocate checking criminal records of online daters. In many situations where your potential date is a criminal there is reason to be cautious. Sometimes this fact will be a good reason to not pursue a relationship or even a date. In other situations, you may still be interested in dating the criminal, but you will need to exercise certain precautions.
It seems that mass murderer James Holmes had not only been meticulously planning his horrific sneak attack for months, loading up with multiple guns and 6000 rounds of ammo, but he'd also been diligently looking for a girlfriend and possible mother of future children.
Sex and Punishment did not start out as a project about sex. My initial, admittedly overambitious, goal was to write a narrative history of the law using colorful cases as examples.
Online dating is generally safe, and most people you find will be normal, good-natured men and women who are simply looking for love. You also may bump into a small number of strange people (e.g. men who show up on a date with their wedding rings on, or the supposed-to-be Brad Pitt look-a-like who shows up looking a little bit aged and 100lbs heavier than his photo suggested) and they will probably be harmless. But, criminals are around and the Internet is open to them to use and abuse, too. And unfortunately, we can’t do background checks on the people we agree to go on a date with. Nothing is ever 100% fool proof but these seven tips should definitely help you spot a criminal more easily when dating.
If you saw a child getting raped, what would you do? Mike McQueary had that very decision to make on March 1, 2002. He saw a 10-year-old boy getting raped in a locker room shower by, for all intents and purposes, his boss, Jerry Sandusky.
As we try to process all the sordid and unbelievable details of the Jerry Sandusky child sex scandal, it's hard not to wonder what his wife, Dottie, must be going through right now. I can only imagine she is as horrified and shocked as the rest of the world, as most any wife would be. But I also wonder if she is now looking back on the past 15 years and questioning how she couldn't have seen the clues more clearly.
Playboy Playmates are known for being bastions of class and social distinction, but sometimes something in them snaps and they go bad.