Student Videos on Deed Fraud and Domestic Violence and Immigrant Women Now on Website.
This video examines the theft of property known as “deed fraud.” Typically, the theft involves bogus deeds, stolen identities, forged signatures, dishonest or bogus notaries, and unwary renters and buyers. The thieves may be unscrupulous speculators who troll for vacant properties to steal via fraudulent deed transfers or family members who take advantage of unsuspecting relatives to cheat them out of their inheritances. This video highlights some of the ways in which municipal authorities are responding to deed fraud and offers suggestions that may assist rightful owners and prospective buyers and renters in protecting their interests. Produced by the Visual Legal Advocacy Project of the Penn Program on Documentaries & the Law
Domestic Violence and Immigrant Women
This video focuses on the unique challenges immigrant women face in navigating the road to independence that arise from language barriers, cultural differences, social isolation, and economic insecurity stemming from their inability to obtain legal employment. Five brave survivors of domestic violence describe the hurdles they faced in escaping abusive circumstances, accessing social and legal services, and attaining legal immigration status. Social workers, health care providers, law enforcement officers, and lawyers who wish to assist immigrant victims of domestic violence should find this video useful.