Sexual Violence on College Campuses
Sexual violence on college campuses is a significant problem that goes unreported, which includes unwanted sexual assault from unwanted touching and rape. Drugs and alcohol intake in universities lead to sexual assault;
on the other hand, colleges with hostile educational environments also associated with sexual assaults (Greathouse, &Sarah Michal 2015). Therefore, the government should introduce several programs and federal laws to address the problem in institutions and investigation of sexual misconduct cases.
Although sexual violence can happen to anyone, college campuses are mostly affected in impending their safety and comfort access to education in campus life. The law should protect campus students from sexual harassment that usually occurs in the course of educational activities and programs, and the complaint should be investigated in and take action promptly (Harrington, &Christine B 2014).
Today restorative justice is being used in the youthful integrity system as a disciplinary strategy for effectiveness in getting attention as some potential responses to sexual harassment in college campuses. The increase of movement has also exposed how inadequate the criminal justice system and college campus human resources departments work in helping survivors of sexual violence.
In conclusion, the criminal context that reports sexual violence does not lead to a conviction, and survivors are shamed by the defense and public when they come forward. Therefore, campus investigation of sexual harassment should raise concern to those who are accused and represent them fairly.
As a result, the made amends, and redemption will support amid growing opposition to mass incarceration in colleges. Anti-sexual violence groups are also raising the concern of discouraging the new rule because it traumatizes survivors and discourages them from reporting the assault, therefore, making the campuses less free to report sexual harassment issues.
Harrington, Christine B, and Lief H. Carter. Administrative Law and Politics: Cases and Comments. , 2014. Print.
Greathouse, Sarah Michal, et al. A review of the literature on sexual assault perpetrator characteristics and behaviors. Rand Corporation, 2015.