Washington, DC-National Institute of Justice-sponsored research into sexual assault on the campuses of America’s universities and colleges has long contributed to public discourse. The Institute’s latest release, Sexual Assault on Campus: What Colleges and Universities Are Doing About It, advances the dialog, with a look at school compliance with reporting requirements under Federal law. The study also investigates the strengths and weaknesses of response policies and practices, formal and informal adjudication processes, and individual and institutional barriers to reporting. Among the findings is that although most schools annually report crime, only a third do so in a way that complies with Federal law.
The report is available online at the National Institute of Justice Web site at: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/pubs-sum/205521.htm.
NIJ is the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. Its mission is to advance scientific research, development, and evaluation to enhance the administration of justice and public safety. For more information on NIJ, please visit http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij.