Current Status of Federal Law Concerning Violent Crimes Against Women and Children: Implications for Cult Victims

Cultic Studies Rev., Vol. 1, No. 1, 2002

St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-0114

17 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2008  

Robin Boyle

St. John's University - School of Law

Abstract

The author presents key provisions of The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, which is federal legislation divided into two Acts. In Parts I and II of this article, the author describes how The Violence Against Women Act of 2000 reauthorized critical grant programs created by the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, established new programs, and strengthened federal laws. In Part III of this article, the author explains that The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 prevents the trafficking of women and children. In Part IV the author suggests how both Acts have implications for cult members or former members of cultic groups.

Suggested Citation

Boyle, Robin, Current Status of Federal Law Concerning Violent Crimes Against Women and Children: Implications for Cult Victims. ; St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-0114. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1105491

Robin Boyle (Contact Author)

St. John's University - School of Law ( email )

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Jamaica, NY 11439
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