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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Navigating Your Way Through a Mental Competency Hearing

By Lt Col Tiffany Wagner, Capt Mark Steitz Jr., and Capt Brittany Tedford. The sanity board concludes that the accused is currently suffering from a mental disease or defect and is not competent to stand trial…. What do you do?... While it may not be common, when an accused is diagnosed with a severe mental disease that...

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:-P Emojis and Emoticons in Court

By Capt Patrick Milott. Expressing emotion in our digital lives presents unique challenges. Articulating joy, sadness, or laughter in non-verbal, non-word characters is a learned skill which can be interpreted differently than the author intended. Despite the danger of misinterpretation..the use of emojis and emoticons has increased.

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The Air Force SVC Program: The First Five Years

Special Victims’ Counsel

By Lt Col Rhea Lagano, Maj Sarah Edmundson, and Maj L. Dustin Grant. January 2017 marked the four-year anniversary of the Air Force Special Victims’ Counsel (SVC) program’s formal establishment…. As the Air Force SVC program enters its fifth year, this article will review the SVC program development...

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