The Backlog

News Archive

In this section, you can find an archive of information about the rape kit backlog, including news from across the country, investigative reports that have uncovered backlogs, op-eds from journalists and reformers, legislation and policy reports, government publications and more. Browse by date or by category below.

Titlesort descending Source Author(s) Post Date
Almost half of 12,000 backlogged rape kits have been tested in Memphis, 35 suspects identified Daily Journal Associated Press March 18, 2015
Also up on Beacon Hill The Sun Chronicle January 17, 2016
Altered bill on rape kits moves through Nevada Legislature Las Vegas Review-Journal Ben Botkin May 19, 2017
AM update: Senators seek to speed rape kit tests KUT News Sam J. Ellison May 30, 2012
America's Cold-Case Crisis The Daily Beast Linda Fairstein April 3, 2011
America's Massive Rape Kit Backlog Quiet Mike Michelle Simmons June 13, 2015
America, test all the rape kits Washington Post Editorial Board September 16, 2015
Amherst man convicted in rape case The News & Advance Justin Faulconer July 30, 2015
Amid push to clear rape kit backlog, extent of problem unknown in AZ Tuscon Sentinel Miranda Leo March 18, 2015
Amid US backlogs, Mass. keeps up with rape kit testing Boston Globe Catherine Cloutier and Todd Wallack September 10, 2015
Ammandale man arrested for child pornography is a 'person of interest' in Jacob Wetterling abduction MinnPost Joe Kimball October 29, 2015
An arbitrary statute of limitations on sexual assault Denver Post Denver Post Editorial Board September 19, 2015
An Arlington slaying, promise by police, DNA link and suicide Deanna Boyd Star-Telegram October 30, 2015
An Iowa Woman Has Waited 7 Months for Her Rape Kit to Be Tested While Her Accused Taker Remains Free. She's Not Alone Des Moines Register Kathy A. Bolten September 14, 2017
An Old Dominion University student said campus police prevented her from getting rape kit Mic Sarah Harvard October 13, 2016
Analysis of Untested Sexual Assault Kits in New Orleans National Institute of Justice Mark Nelson May 1, 2013
Analysts at crime lab helping to solve cases using tool called CODIS WCSH 6 Chris Rose July 11, 2017
Ann Arbor police rank 6th in state for highest number of untested rape kits The Michigan Daily Emma Kerr, Riyah Basha January 29, 2016
Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and EMU Police Among Michigan Agencies With Untested Rape Kits WEMU 89.1 Amanda LeClaire January 29, 2016
Annie Kuster, other members of Congress form sexual assault task force WMUR Jean Mackin April 5, 2017
Another 1,250 rape kits to be tested in Va., Attorney General Herring announces The Washington Post Antonio Olivo June 8, 2017
Another unfortunate way N.C. is unique The Charlotte Observer The Charlotte Observer Editorial Board June 26, 2017
Answering the nagging questions about those 3,800 untested rape kits Alaska Dispatch News Jill Burke July 28, 2016
Anthony Sowell's legacy includes long-needed changes in Cleveland missing-persons and rape investigations: editorial The Plain Dealer Editorial Board October 28, 2014
APD Creates Team Dedicated to Clearing Rape Kit Backlog Spectrum News Jeff Stensland May 24, 2017

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