Sexual Violence on Campus: Overview, Issues and Actions

Michael P. Watts (Editor)

Series: Safety and Risk in Society
BISAC: SOC060000

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In recent years, a number of high-profile incidents of sexual violence at institutions of higher education (IHEs) have heightened congressional and administration scrutiny of the policies and procedures that IHEs currently have in place to address campus sexual violence and how these policies and procedures can be improved. Campus sexual violence is widely acknowledged to be a problem. However, reported data on the extent of sexual violence at IHEs varies considerably across studies for a variety of methodological and other reasons.

Victims of sexual violence may suffer from a range of physical and mental health conditions including injuries, pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, suicidality, and substance abuse. College students who are the victims of sexual violence may experience a decline in academic performance, and they may drop out, leave school, or transfer. This book provides an overview of issues and actions of sexual violence on campuses.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1 - Sexual Violence at Institutions of Higher Education (pp. 1-38)
Gail McCallion and Jody Feder

Chapter 2 - Not Alone (pp. 39-64)
White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

Chapter 3 - The Sexual Victimization of College Women (pp. 65-108)
Bonnie S. Fisher, Francis T. Cullen and Michael G. Turner

Chapter 4 - Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence (pp. 109-158)
Catherine E. Lhamon

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