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Title: Campus Security Services in Support of Rape Crisis Management
Journal: Campus Law Enforcement Journal  Volume:33  Issue:6  Dated:November/December 2003  Pages:16-18
Author(s): G. J. Labuschagne
Editor(s): Karen E. Breseman
Date Published: November 2003
Page Count: 3
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents proposed rules and procedures for campus security within the African Campus Community in two areas: off campus and on official campus facilities as they relate to the incidence of rape and the support services provided by campus security and the prosecution of campus rape cases.
Abstract: In recent years, the South African tertiary institutions were plagued with a number of rape incidents. A limited number of these incidents ended up as rape case in court with an even smaller percentage successfully prosecuted. This article attempts to answer three questions: (1) why is the success rate of prosecution low; (2) what can campus security services do to assist the rape victim; and (3) what can campus security investigators do to assist the legal process? Certain rules and procedures in the form of an official internal policy are proposed. These rules and procedures are proposed and discussed in two focus areas where rape incidents may occur: off campus and on official campus facilities. Rules and procedures for both off campus and on campus incidents included rules to be followed by the victim and procedures to be followed by the institution. A training curriculum was developed to assist campus security officers in providing support to victims. Related subjects included introduction and orientation, self-awareness, communication, conflict management, personal values, decisionmaking, ethics, and interviewing. The aim of the training is to empower the campus security officers to handle a rape incident professionally and support the victim.
Main Term(s): Campus police
Index Term(s): Africa; Campus crime; Campus police training; Campus Security; Police training; Rape; Rape investigations; School security officers; Sexual assault victims
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