Jennifer Brinkley on Domestic Violence and Amanda's Law
In this episode, Jennifer Brinkley, assistant professor at the University of West Florida, discusses her paper The Failure of Amanda's Law in Kentucky: Creating Best Practices for Legislatures Passing Domestic Violence Statutes, published 2019 in the Quinnipiac Law Review. Brinkley tells the shocking story leading to drafting and passage of Amanda's Law in Kentucky, while reviewing some of its failings. She then gives a brief history of domestic violence law both in Kentucky and the United States more broadly. She then addresses how global position monitoring systems (GPMS), utilized by well-meaning legislation such as Amanda's Law, often experiences failures and is subject to potential abuse. Brinkley then makes recommendations to legislative bodies on drafting more effective domestic violence laws. Brinkley is on Twitter at @JusticeIsFemale. Her research can be found on SSRN.