Critics claim that the "preponderance of the evidence" standard required by Title IX is not an appropriate basis for determining guilt or innocence, and can lead to students being wrongfully expelled. In March , the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence NAESV conducted a survey in conjunction with Know Your IX regarding the right of the survivor to choose to report the assault to police authorities versus legislation which would enforce legal action upon reporting sexual assault to a university or college. For instance practices, rules, distribution or resources, and the ideologies of the university or college can promote unhealthy beliefs about gender and can in turn contribute to campus sexual assault. But the process is confusing. Such cases have led to controversy and concerns regarding presumption of innocence and due process , and have also highlighted the difficulties that universities face in balancing the rights of the accuser and the rights of the accused when dealing with sexual assault complaints. These elements may lead to underreporting of the crime. Reasons included to the involvement of alcohol, reluctance of students to report the crime, and universities not addressing the issue. Unfortunately, there is wide discrepancy between how prosecutors and police officers in various jurisdictions handle sex crimes.
Unfortunately, there is wide discrepancy between how prosecutors and police officers in various jurisdictions handle sex crimes. Suddenly, rescue personnel rushed into the building. As TIME wrote in a recent cover story , criticism of how college campuses have dealt with sexual assault has risen this year with accusations that officials have been sweeping the problem under the rug. In May , American Law Institute overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to endorse affirmative consent which would have otherwise required it to be included in the penal codes. Military discharges fall into several categories. The peer norms on American college campuses are to drink heavily, to act in an uninhibited manner and to engage in casual sex. I think I will be blamed. The answer, it turns out, is that administrators and police will have to work together to address the problem. But that collaboration is difficult, particularly because victims especially those in college , are reluctant to report their assaults to the police. Survey data backs them up. As early as the s, campus rape was considered an under-reported crime. Reasons included to the involvement of alcohol, reluctance of students to report the crime, and universities not addressing the issue. The victim lose friends or becomes a social pariah. Such cases have led to controversy and concerns regarding presumption of innocence and due process , and have also highlighted the difficulties that universities face in balancing the rights of the accuser and the rights of the accused when dealing with sexual assault complaints. However it also created a climate where the accused rights are considered secondary. The question of when and how to involve the police in campus sexual assault is a salient one for administrators and politicians as they work together to overhaul the system of reporting and preventing these incidents. Her less-than-honorable discharge kept her out of the National Guard, barred her from transition assistance, and denied her six months of free post-military health care. Every victim is different, but there are a few common themes that ran through the testimony at the hearing and through conversations with experts in the field. Back in Texas, veteran Vorland works as a physical therapist in Austin, 70 miles south of Fort Hood, where her Army career ended more than five years ago. The Clery Act requires that all schools in the U. The boards, created by Congress in , make a certain amount of sense. Heath Phillips enlisted in the Navy in at 17, and says repeated sexual assaults by fellow sailors forced him to go absent without leave from the USS Butte, an ammo-supply ship. But the process is confusing. Victims, especially those in college, know that reporting rape comes with a social risk, especially when the perpetrator is someone they know. In a study funded by the U. The commonality between the two instances are the involvement of alcohol.
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