Crime

Extending the Arm of Campus Law

Several colleges are considering proposals to apply their on-campus rules to off-campus incidents.

Averting Assault

New study shows that freshman fraternity members who participate in a prevention program end up committing fewer acts of sexual coercion.

The Attack That Wasn't

What on Monday morning was becoming a cause célèbre for bloggers and pundits alike was anything but by early afternoon, as a Princeton University student who is a member of a conservative campus group admitted to police that he fabricated an assault that he said had occurred Friday several miles from campus.

Fear Factor

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In wake of high-profile murders at Louisiana State, experts consider the impact on conceptions of U.S. campus safety among prospective international students.

(Alleged) Crime and (Delayed) Punishment?

St. Louis Community College fires a music professor accused of sexually abusing a former high school student of his in the 1990s.

An Upsetting Outcome

College football fans are more likely to commit assaults or other violence when their teams lose -- or even win -- against the odds, a study finds.

Live From Another Stunned Campus...

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

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?

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

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.

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