Managing Sexual Assault Prevention and Intervention Services

Topics: Academic Integrity and Student Conduct, Student Experience, Student Affairs, Sexual Health and Conduct, Student Health and Wellness

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Research Questions

  • How are services for sexual assault victims organized and administered?
  • What are the main considerations of sexual assault incident reporting?

Summary

National studies show that one in five female undergraduates becomes the victim of sexual violence before graduation, yet evidence also points out that sexual assault is the most underreported violent crime in America. This custom research brief examines the support services institutions provide sexual assault victims, with particular consideration to student access and reporting behavior. In addition, the brief outlines the organizational structure of sexual assault programs and the internal policies instituted to address victims’ needs.

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