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Campus Sexual Assault: Prevention, Response, and Aftercare  

Author:  Lindsay  Ashworth .; Jane Hanisee  Viada.; Cortney  Franklin.

Source: Volume 07, Number 03, Winter 2015 , pp.245-252(8)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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This piece reviews common policies and recommends new approaches to battle against the continuous occurrence of sexual assaults on this country’s college campuses. As the authors of this article point out, many good initiatives have been put in place over the years, including “Take Back the Night” marches, “Denim Day” sponsorships, participation in the “Clothesline Project,” Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Despite the prominence of these efforts, they have not had the effect of lowering the incidence of campus sexual violence. The authors suggest a holistic approach to preventing such crimes and helping victims, one that not only meets the needs of victims, but also contributes to a future in which sexual assault no longer plagues our college campuses.

Keywords: sexual assault in the university context; women’s resources; Health service clinics; Counseling services; preventative programming; raising awareness; campus police; “men’s programs” and bystander interventions

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

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