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Sexual Assault on College Campuses: Perceptions and Approaches of Campus Law Enforcement Officers  

Author:  Molly Smith.; Nicole Wilkes, M.P.H..; Leana Bouffard, Ph.D.

Source: Volume 07, Number 01, Summer 2014 , pp.15-24(10)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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In light of the shocking prevalence of sexual assault on our nation’s college campuses, campus police officers are faced with a sobering array of responsibilities. How prepared are these officers to handle the many tasks entailed in effectively responding to sexual assault victims? The authors report on an in-depth survey of campus law enforcement officers, measuring knowledge, training, experience, and skills for handling rape cases among officers in the state of Texas.

Keywords: Campus sexual assault; campus police; specialized training

Affiliations:  1: Sam Houston State University; 2: Sam Houston State University; 3: Sam Houston State University.

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