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NCJ Number: 186213 Find in a Library
Title: Legal Response to Violence on Campus (From Violence on Campus: Defining the Problems, Strategies for Action, P 273-299, 1998, Allan M. Hoffman, John H. Schuh, et al., eds. -- See NCJ-186198)
Author(s): Kay H. Hunnicutt; Peter Kushibab
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: Aspen Publishers, Inc.
Fredrick, MD 21704
Sale Source: Aspen Publishers, Inc.
7201 McKinney Circle
Fredrick, MD 21704
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter reviews Federal and State law pertinent to a legal response to violence on a college campus and suggests guidelines for promoting safety on campus and reducing legal liability should violence occur.
Abstract: In response to an apparent increase in violent crime on campus, several States and the U.S. Congress passed laws that require postsecondary institutions to provide information on the number and types of crimes on and near campus. The first of several congressional actions to protect students from violence on campus and to warn potential victims was the student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act (Public Law 101-542). This amendment of the Higher Education Act imposes requirements on colleges and universities for preventing, reporting, and investigating sex offenses that occur on campuses. This chapter also discusses Federal efforts to collect data on campus crime, the 1991 Campus Sexual Assault Victim's Bill of Rights, the Violence Against Women Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments. The latter two bodies of Federal law prohibit sexual harassment in postsecondary institutions. The overview of Federal legislation pertinent to campus violence is followed by a review of State efforts to combat violence on campus. Fifteen recommendations for complying with legal mandates in a prevention strategy for crime on campus are listed. 80 references
Main Term(s): Crime prevention planning
Index Term(s): Campus crime; Campus Security; Federal Code; Legal liability; State laws; Violence prevention
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