Study on College Campus Rape, Harassment, and Stalking

College students sitting together on a lawn

[Originally posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at 4:46 PM PDT]

Check out this source document from the U.S. Department of Justice for an excellent study on rape on college campuses. It was put out jointly through the National Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Particularly, check out:

  • the intro on page 5 in the pdf, (page iii in the document itself);
  • the subsection “Do Women Report Victimization to the Police?” on page 30 (page 23 in the document);
  • the tables on “Reasons for Not Reporting Incident to the Police” on pages 31-33 (pages 24-26 in the document);
  • and the final page of copy, page 42 (page 35 in the document).

There is impact to the sentence on that final page: “Minor forms of sexual victimization—sexist statements, harassing catcalls, sexually tainted whistles—appear to be commonplace. How can a more civil environment be achieved without compromising free speech?”

Keep checking in as I develop more sources and gather more information, and if you know of other information and resources, feel free to send it off to me. Thanks.



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