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ERIC Number: EJ792548
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0895-6405
Predators: Uncomfortable Truths about Campus Rapists
Lisak, David
Connection: The Journal of the New England Board of Higher Education, v19 n1 p19-20 Sum 2004
In this article, the author cites a few studies which revealed startling statistics about sexual violence in colleges, particularly rape. He notes that sexual violence remains as much a dirty secret on the campuses as it is in the larger society. It flourishes because to confront it, an institution must be willing to shine a bright light on aspects of itself that are both ugly and painful. One of the most important steps that must be taken is a comprehensive, led-from-the-top campaign to change the community climate such that victims of sexual violence feel comfortable to report attacks to authorities. Paradoxically then, the first indication that an institution is courageously moving to end sexual violence is almost inevitably an increase in the official tally of that violence. This is not the kind of publicity that most college administrators strive to create. Yet some institutions have moved forward regardless.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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