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ERIC Number: EJ1155894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-3478
Sexual Assaults on College Campuses
Kerner, Laura Lynn; Kerner, Jim; Herring, Susan D.
Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, v13 n2 p41-47 Fall 2017
Recent sexual assault scandals have brought public attention to the fact that there is a need for colleges to aggressively address the issues surrounding sexual assaults on their campuses. Studies indicate that one in four women are being sexually assaulted each year, but few women report this. Women suffer major psychological issues when assaulted. Federal laws and college prevention programs seem to have little effect on the occurrence of sexual assaults. Features common to most sexual assaults can be identified. This paper provides information from pertinent statistical studies, the laws addressing sexual assaults, the commonalities within occurrences, and the lack of transparency in reporting crime data. Prevention programs exist but show limited success, and this paper proposes a comprehensive prevention program for college campuses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act 1990
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