Reporting Rates of Sexual Assault Case in Campuses
Reporting Rates of Sexual Assault Case in Campuses

Reporting Rates of Sexual Assault Case in Campuses

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Introduction

Sexual assault is one of the crimes experienced by many students in the college level. Currently, in various universities all over the world, the administrators are collaborating with the government and the agencies to facilitate in reporting any case of sexual assault. With the administrators and the various organizations coming together to fight and facilitate the reporting of sexual assault in campuses, the number of related cases is decreasing. Therefore, the aim of the research is to analyze on how the college administrators impact reporting rates of sexual assault on campuses with the hypothesis of college administrators taking action leads to more victims coming forward besides the null hypothesis will be college administrators not taking action leads to fewer victims coming forward.

The purpose of this research is to explain how college administrators impact reporting rates of victims of sexual assault on campuses, therefore, being of great importance to various individuals such as the students who are the victims, and the agencies fighting and dealing with social justice issues. However, there are some limitations whereby most campuses leaders are not willing to expose and facilitate the victims to report the issue of sexual assault happening in their institution for they want to maintain the image of the school. Moreover, in most cases, the victims fails to accept the incidence of rape or any other form of sex

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ual assault hence giving the reason as to why most campuses issues on sexual assault is not reported.

Findings

It was found that the administrators impact positively to reporting of the college’s sexual assault in that they create awareness to the students on the need for reporting the matter to the authority in case one fall a victim. For every 84 students educated on the need for reporting the issue 46 of the number actively report the matter. Moreover, the administrators have been implementing possible; programs within the campus to educate and enlighten the student what the term “sexual assault” means (Kilmartin & Berkowitz, 2014).

In every ten schools analyzed, it was found that six out of the total number have implemented the program. Besides, the administrator has facilitated the reporting of the matter by enabling and helping the student affected by the issue seeks justice. For example in every ten schools, five has a firm staff that is meant for helping the victims seek justice.

Moreover, through the study, it was also depicted that for every 269 universities reporting the cases of sexual assault, 250 universities have implemented some programs that creates awareness to the student besides educating them on sexual assault matters. Further, the rate of crime reporting within those 269 universities is increasing each day as the leaders take part in initiating the student to take part in reporting of the matter through creation awareness (Bohmer & Parrot, 1993).

In addition, it is also stated that most campuses in various areas, such as in California, are creating safety measures to prevent and avoid issues of sexual assault. For example, they are separating women and men hostels, besides employing some security officers to watch and preven

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any non-member from accessing the schools without the rules from the administrators. Although the strategy does not facilitate the reporting of the matter, it reduces the incidences of such cases happening within the university (Fisher, Cullen & Turner, 2000).
Therefore, it shows that the administrators in several schools are fighting prevention of the cases not only through initiating the reporting of the incidences but also preventing any strangers from accessing the student area, hence lowering the incidences of sexual assaults. In addition, it depicts that the more the administrators take part in initiating various factors that lead to educating individuals and supporting them about the matters of sexual assault, the more the rate of reporting the cases arise (Schroeder, 2013). Moreover, when they employ the security officers the rate of reporting the cases drops because the students are secured from strangers who might sexually harass them.

Conclusion

After analyzing how college administrators impact reporting rates of victims of sexual assault. It was noticed that they are doing it perfectly. Besides, they are highly facilitating the matter and the more they impact the reporting of the incidences the higher the number of victims coming forward and report the matter. Moreover, when they do not take part in influencing the victims to report the matter leads to fewer victims coming forward and reporting the issue.

Recommendation

Since it is stated that the more the administrators involve themselves on the matter, the higher the rate of the reported cases by the victim and in the situation where the administrators do not bother about the matter, the rate of reported cases is down. Therefore, they should seek for other means of influencing the victims to report the matter for example inviting the speakers such as the public counsellors to talk to student about the issue.

References

  1. Bohmer, C., & Parrot, A. (1993). Sexual assault on campus: The problem and the solution. Lexington Books.
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  4. Kilmartin, C., & Berkowitz, A. D. (2014). Sexual assault in context: Teaching college men about gender. Psychology Press.
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