Crime

Extending the Arm of Campus Law

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

Averting Assault

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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

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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?

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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

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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...

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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.

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