Crime

Live From Another Stunned Campus...

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When it comes to media coverage, not all cases of college violence are treated equally -- as location, class and even race can factor in.

Campus Crime Rates Fell From '94 to '04

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The tragic killings at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University have focused unprecedented attention on campus crime. But a special report issued by the Bureau of Justice Statistics last week -- updating data more than a decade old -- found long-term declines in campus crime rates at four-year institutions, and also substantial evidence for the professionalization of campus security forces.

Should Prospective Faculty Disclose Criminal Backgrounds?

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A Penn faculty committee votes against requiring information of all applicants, but some experts say that the questions should be asked of everyone.

Ambiguity and Ignorance on Crime

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New research finds disconnect between campus officials, less than dazzling knowledge of key campus crime law and evidence that programs to prevent sexual assaults may be misdirected.

Predicting and Preventing Campus Violence

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Experts in the field gather at Columbia University to discuss school shooters, student suicides and the law, among other topics.

Unwanted Sexual Contact, in Context

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Unusual report explores the relational and social contexts of campus incidents.

How Students Experience Violence

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New study tracks extent of emotional, physical and sexual violence. Among the findings -- reported rates of relationship violence are higher pre-college.

Do They Ever Learn?

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U. of Iowa accused of inadequate response to alleged sexual assault by 2 athletes. How can universities prevent such incidents?

Don't Think of Dropping In on Your President

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Lizabeth Barclay was just trying to do her job.

Rules Seek to Clarify FERPA

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Post-Virginia Tech, Education Department wants to assure colleges about the student information they can release.

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