Campus sexual assault victims bill of rights 1992

13-Dec-2020 06:42

Until 1988, only 4% of America’s colleges and universities had reported crime statistics to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In conjunction with the Clery Act, the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (section 1601 of Public Law 106-386) was enacted in 2000.

This legislation was named in memory of Jeanne Ann Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh University student who was raped, sodomized, tortured, and murdered in her dormitory room in 1986; after the crime, Clery’s parents discovered that Lehigh students were not informed of 38 incidences of violence on campus within three years prior to her murder.

ACHA also found that only 35% of violent crimes on campus were reported to the police.

In spite of the fact that violence in school has declined since the late 1990s, serious violent occurrences on campuses have prompted colleges and universities to act.

This law mandates that all higher education institutions (both public and private) participating in federal student aid programs grant sexual assault victims certain basic rights.

Schools are also required to notify sexual assault victims of their option to report their assault to law enforcement.

This legislation was named in memory of Jeanne Ann Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh University student who was raped, sodomized, tortured, and murdered in her dormitory room in 1986; after the crime, Clery’s parents discovered that Lehigh students were not informed of 38 incidences of violence on campus within three years prior to her murder.

ACHA also found that only 35% of violent crimes on campus were reported to the police.

In spite of the fact that violence in school has declined since the late 1990s, serious violent occurrences on campuses have prompted colleges and universities to act.

This law mandates that all higher education institutions (both public and private) participating in federal student aid programs grant sexual assault victims certain basic rights.

Schools are also required to notify sexual assault victims of their option to report their assault to law enforcement.

Violence and crimes on college and university campuses are serious problems in the United States, which have prompted implementation of a variety of policies and programs to deter violence on campus.