This afternoon Senator Arlen Specter will chair a hearing by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs, entitled "Rape in the United States: The Chronic Failure to Report and Investigate Rape Cases." The hearing will highlight the under reporting, dismissal and treatment of rape cases by law enforcement.
For a brief introduction into today's hearing listen to NPR's Morning Edition: Power Breakfast featuring today's panelist Carol Tracy of the Philadelphia-based Women's Law Project. Eleanor Smeal will also be a featured panelist on behalf of the National Center for Women and Policing, a project of the Feminist Majority Foundation.
To listen to the hearing live at 2:15 pm today tune into to the live webcast. We will also feature excerpts from FMF President Eleanor Smeal's remarks later today.
The Honorable Susan B. Carbon
Office of Violence Against Women
U.S. Department of Justice
Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey
Philadelphia Police Department
Sara R. Reedy
Carol E. Tracy
Women's Law Project
President & Founder,
Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network
NCCD Center for Girls and Young Women
Dean G. Kilpatrick, Ph.D.
Distinguished University Professor
Vice-Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry
Director, National Crime Victims Research
& Treatment Center,
Medical University of South Carolina
Feminist Majority Foundation
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Associate Professor of Law
Villanova University School of Law