Sexual Victimization: Then and Now provides scholars easy access to information that specifically examines the continuum of sex crimes and the perception of victims by our criminal justice system and society as a whole. This text features contributions from well-known researchers in the field and serves as an important resource to provide scholars with up-to-date research on sexual victimization that will educate students on this complex and evolving challenge for the criminal justice system. The authors approach the concept by examining how the criminal justice system handles sexual victimization, the association between individuals in a relationship and sexual assault, and unusual and special issues associated with contemporary sexual victimization. By discussing these issues, the theoretical explanations for these crimes and the effectiveness of the policy that has been applied will effectively link the criminological areas of theory, research, and policy.
Chapter 6: Sexual Victimization on College Campuses
In May 2013, Yale University was fined $165,000 for failing to meet its disclosure obligations under the mandates of the Clery Act related to four sexual assaults that had happened on its campus (Sander, 2013). This is one of the most severe penalties enacted to date, and it makes evident the seriousness with which the U.S. Department of Education treats sexual victimization on college campuses. It may seem that this treatment and attention given to sexual victimization on college campuses is relatively new, but that is not the case.
In fact, although research in this area took great strides starting ...