sexual assault

Society
6:08 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Colleges Straddle Line Between Assault Prevention And Victim-Blaming

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Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 12:34 pm

As efforts increase around the nation to combat campus sexual assault, one aspect of prevention seems to confound schools the most: how to warn students about staying safe — without sounding like they're blaming the victim.

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Government
3:35 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Reformed Military Justice Code Tracks Greater Number of Sexual Assaults

Credit Kentucky National Guard photo by Sgt. David Bolton, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office

Changes to the Kentucky National Guard’s code of justice have enabled military police to better deal with sexual assault occurring within their ranks. 

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A Closer Look At Sexual Assaults On Campus
5:02 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

How Campus Sexual Assaults Came To Command New Attention

President Obama signs a memorandum establishing the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault in January.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed August 13, 2014 10:27 am

Call it a sign of the times that right along with required writing core courses, incoming freshmen at most schools this fall will also face a mandatory crash course on the subject of sexual assault.

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NPR Ed
6:54 pm
Sun June 29, 2014

Tackling Sexual Assault On Campus With Comedy

"Clearly universities are not making their campuses safe for women," Comedy Central's Jon Stewart noted in a recent segment focusing on rape and sexual assault on campus.
Comedy Central

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 9:26 am

There's nothing funny about sexual assault. But the absurdity of how some colleges respond to it can make you laugh.

This week, Comedy Central's Jon Stewart became the latest comedian to crack wise about the rape crisis on America's college campuses: Reports are up, yet many schools still fail to adequately address the problem.

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2013 KY General Assembly
7:27 am
Wed February 20, 2013

HIV Testing Bill Clears State House 96-0

Credit wikipedia

A bill aimed at allowing victims of sexual assault to ask for quick HIV testing of their alleged attackers has cleared the Kentucky House.

Under current laws, only prosecutors can ask for HIV testing of the accused person, and they can only ask after a conviction. The bill would allow a victim or the prosecutor to ask for such a test before a conviction.

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