Sexual Assault on College Campuses: Why is it reoccurring in certain…
Sexual Assault on College Campuses: Why is it reoccurring in certain places more than other?
Source 1: Freyd, Jennifer. “OPINION: Official Campus Statistics for Sexual Violence Mislead.” Al Jazeera America, Al Jazeera America, 14 July 2014, america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/7/college-campus-sexualassaultsafetydatawhitehousegender.html.
Institutional cover-up is the root of campus sexual assault problem
Colleges need to take more responsibility for sexual violence on their campuses
Places that have high reports of rape, are most likely encouraging their students to report.
How I Plan to Use the Source
This source have me a new perspective on my argument. It discussed institutional cover-up. It was backed up by research from a credible psychologist. I plan to use this source to aid myself find the answer to my purpose and do further research based off of cover-up.
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Many college abusers have been abused themselves...making it harder to tackle campus sexual assault.
"The reported rates likely tell us more about the campus climate than about underlying rates of sexual violence."
"The tendency to remain silent is then amplified by institutional barriers to reporting."
Source 2: DeMatteo, David. Sexual Assault on College Campuses. 2015.
How I Plan to Use the Source: I plan to use this source to look at institutional changes that need to come about sexual assaults on campus.
Legislative and institutional change needs to come about
some states have poor laws that are not specific enough relating to consent
needs to be a better understanding of how each state handles sexual assault
The failure to report incidents of campus sexual assault may also be partially explained by nonexistent, incomplete, or ineffective institutional policies and practices. par 9
lower burden of proof in an administrative context makes it easier for a victim to prove that a sexual assault occurred. par 14
"it is unclear whether existing state statutes relating to sexual assault provide sufficient protection for victims and perpetrators when such assaults occur on college campuses (par 3)
Source 3: Turchik, Jessica. "Prediction of sexual assault experiences in college women based rape scripts. US American Psychological Association. 2017.
script theory plays a roll in sexual assault
having a history of adolescent sexual victimization was also predictive of reported sexual victimization
women who constructed narratives containing certain elements were more likely to report a sexual assault
How I am going to use this: Help find pattern in rape of college women
Women who believe that a typical rape involves elements that are inconsistent with an acquaintance rape script (i.e., outdoor assault) may be at higher risk to experience a sexual assault, and these women should be identified. par 22
some women may hold scripts that are less consistent with an acquaintance rape, making it less likely for them to recognize important risk cues in contexts that do not fit their idea of a real rape. par 15
Women who reported experiencing sexual victimization over the follow-up were more likely to have constructed narratives in which they reported using nonforceful resistance tactics and were not in control of the situation. par 18