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NCJ Number: 157170 Find in a Library
Title: Crime and Fear on Campus
Journal: Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science  Volume:539  Dated:(May 1995)  Pages:85-101
Author(s): B S Fisher
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 17
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines the responses of courts, legislators, and college administrators to the problem of crime and fear of crime on campus.
Abstract: Several court rulings have addressing the question of university liability to student victims of campus crime, using the doctrine of foreseeability as the standard for establishing liability. In 1990, Congress passed the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, which mandates institutions of higher education to publicly report certain crime statistics and security policies. Several State legislatures have also passed reporting laws, some of which carry sanctions for noncompliance. University administrators, in turn, have begun to implement various educational crime prevention and safety programs, security procedures, victim services, changes in law enforcement styles, and changes in the physical environment in an effort to reduce crime, risk, and fear of victimization. 87 notes
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Campus crime; Fear of crime; Victimization risk
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