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NCJ Number: 164274 Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Harassment on College Campuses: Abusing the Ivory Power, Second Edition
Editor(s): M A Paludi
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 318
Sponsoring Agency: State University of New York Press
Albany, NY 12207
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7914-2802-8
Sale Source: State University of New York Press
90 State Street, Suite 700
Albany, NY 12207
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book deals with sexual harassment on college campuses by covering research, case law, and theory and specifically focuses on the need to change the way campuses deal with sexual harassment rather than on changing victim perceptions of their experiences with professors and classmates.
Abstract: Book contributors emphasize that understanding the phenomenon of sexual harassment and how it operates is the first and most important step in solving the problem. They also note that effective policies, procedures, and education are needed to address the sexual harassment problem on college campuses. They look at the importance of training personnel at colleges and universities, establishing policy statements and effective grievance procedures, and carefully examining consensual relationships between faculty and students. Thirteen book chapters are organized according to three parts. The first part covers legal, methodological, and conceptual issues in sexual harassment, including procedures for defining and measuring sexual harassment, the link between racism and sexism on college campuses, and the study of sexist discrimination in face-to-face situations. The second part discusses sexual harassment by professors, faculty-student consensual relationships, and individual training for sexual harassers and includes a psychological profile of sexual harassers. The third part reviews campus interventions for effectively dealing with sexual harassment, including individual and institutional approaches, and notes ways of coping with sexual harassment, investigating complaints of sexual harassment, and addressing sexual harassment through prevention and change strategies. Appendixes provide additional information on training counselors in how to deal with sexual harassment and list resources for policies, procedures, education, and training. References, notes, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Campus crime; Female victims; Gender issues; Higher education; Sex discrimination; Sex offender profiles; Sexual behavior; Sexual harassment; Students
Note: SUNY Series, The Psychology of Women
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