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Violence Against Women: How Safe Are Our Institutions of Higher Learning?  

Author:  David R.  Thomas.

Source: Volume 05, Number 04, Spring 2013 , pp.341-349(9)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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College-aged women on campuses across the country are “literally under attack.” Mr. Thomas echoes what college professors, administrators, and campus life professionals are all too familiar with—the fact that college campuses are among the places where women are most likely to be raped, not to mention sexually harassed and/or stalked. Noting the particularly egregious murder of a female student at the hands of her former partner, a fellow student at the University of Virginia, Mr. Thomas serves up a disturbing array of statistics on campus violence, summing up the discussion on a hopeful note, with a list of recommendations considered best practices for decreasing campus violence.

Keywords: anti-social behavior; Title IX

Affiliations:  1: Montgomery MD County Department of Police (Ret.).

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