Episode 18 – Understanding Trafficking: Part 2

Human trafficking is an incredibly complex issue that includes several different important topics we felt should be covered during our second season. Due to this complexity, we agreed to dedicate three episodes to cover it. Welcome to Understanding Trafficking Part 2! During this episode, we speak with Dr. Casey Branchini Risko, an expert on internationalContinue reading “Episode 18 – Understanding Trafficking: Part 2”

Episode 17 – Understanding Trafficking: Part 1

Human trafficking has moved into the public consciousness as a serious offense both domestically and internationally. Over the course of the next three episodes of Beyond Fear, we will cover trafficking from the perspective of researchers and a survivor.  Human trafficking, including sex trafficking, is a multi-billion-dollar industry that impacts an estimated 24.9 million peopleContinue reading “Episode 17 – Understanding Trafficking: Part 1”

Episode 16 – Understanding Sex Work

The topic of sex work can illicit strong stereotypes, incorrect assumptions, and ill-advised suggestions on how this issue should or should not be addressed by the criminal legal system and society in general. Regardless of what comes to mind, people who engage in sex work frequently face dehumanizing treatment simply based on what they doContinue reading “Episode 16 – Understanding Sex Work”

Episode 13 – Get Curious!

In this final episode of season 1, we talk about our experiences participating in restorative justice sessions. Restorative justice is a framework under which many possibilities exist. Alissa began participating in restorative justice sessions with men and women mandated to treatment after the commission of a sexual offense. This work has continued and we bothContinue reading “Episode 13 – Get Curious!”

Episode 12 – Building A Better Life

In Episode 12 of Beyond Fear, we interview David Prescott, an internationally known expert on treatment for those who sexually offend. A mental health practitioner of 36 years, David Prescott is the Editor of Safer Society Press. He is the author and editor of 20 books in the areas of understanding and improving services toContinue reading “Episode 12 – Building A Better Life”

Episode 11 – Do Women Do Those Things?!

The image that comes to mind when we think about a person who commits a sexual offense is more often than not, male. While it is true that the vast majority of sexual harm around the world is committed by men, women can – and do – commit sex crimes. In this episode of BeyondContinue reading “Episode 11 – Do Women Do Those Things?!”

Episode 10 – Once You See, You Can’t Unsee

In Episode 9, we covered the basis for sexual offense policies and the evolution of this legislation, including the public registry and residence restrictions. In our work, we often discuss the “collateral consequences” of these laws from an academic perspective. However, we felt it was important to give a voice to people who are livingContinue reading “Episode 10 – Once You See, You Can’t Unsee”

Episode 9 – Why Should I Care?

In Episode 9, “Why Should I Care?!”, Alexa interviews Dr. Alissa Ackerman about sex crimes policies in the U.S. Alissa is widely considered an expert on sex crimes policy and much of her research has examined the efficacy of the sex offense registry, residence restrictions, and community notification. Notably, her research, and that of mostContinue reading “Episode 9 – Why Should I Care?”