ERIC Number: ED345762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov-14
Reference Count: N/A
Campus Security Act & Students' Right To Know.
In November 1990, the Students' Right to Know and Campus Security Act became law, requiring all postsecondary institutions that receive federal student aid to collect campus crime statistics and make timely reports to the campus community on crimes that are considered a threat to other students and other employees. The law also requires that institutions distribute an annual crime and security policies report to all current students and employees, and make the report available to prospective students and employees. College and university units involved in complying with the law are financial aid, student affairs, Greek affairs (off-campus student organizations), admissions, personnel, housing, residence life, public information, legal counsel, security/police, athletics, and registrar's office. Each unit has separate reporting responsibilities. Crimes to be reported include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, and hate crimes; arrests to be reported include liquor law violations, drug abuse violations, and weapons possessions. Crime and arrest statistics, compiled for the school year, must be reported by September 1, 1991. Currently, crimes are reported on a hierarchy basis, with only the most significant crime reported during a single incident; using the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), all of the crimes which may be committed in a single incident are reported. Another possible change in crime statistics reporting may come with the passage of proposed amendment S.15, the Violence Against Women Act 1991, which would add "rape or sexual assault" to the list of crimes reported. Considerations in developing a campus law enforcement record-keeping system are suggested. Six resource lists are attached. (JMC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act