Mary G. Leary

Mary G. Leary is a professor of law at The Catholic University of America. Professor Leary’s scholarship examines the intersection of criminal law, constitutional criminal procedure, technology, and contemporary victimization. She focuses on the exploitation and abuse of women, children, and “vulnerable peoples.” She is a recognized expert in the areas of criminal law, victimization, exploitation, human trafficking, missing persons, technology, and the Fourth Amendment.

She is the lead co-author of Perspectives on Missing Persons Cases (Carolina Academic Press), the only comprehensive multi-disciplinary book on this type of victimization. Her most recent works include an article discussing how § 230 of the Communications Decency Act facilitates sex trafficking online, The Indecency and Injustice of the Communications Decency Act (Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 2018) and an analysis of the implication of touch DNA, Touch DNA and Chemical Analysis of Skin Trace Evidence: Protecting Privacy While Preserving Security, (William and Mary Journal of Constitutional Law 2018).

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