From Library Journal
The prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses is alarmingly high. In this thoroughly researched study, academics Bohmer (public & international affairs, Univ. of Pittsburgh) and Parrot (human service studies, Cornell Univ.) discuss all aspects of the problem. Coverage, which focuses mainly on legal issues, includes definitions of terms, landmark events in acquaintance/date rape history, how different colleges have handled the crime, campus codes and security forces, legislation, and solutions. Of particular interest are the descriptions of cases that culminated in lawsuits against the colleges where the assaults occurred. Although intended primarily for victims, counselors, representatives of women's centers, and college administrators, this clearly written book will be of interest to many others. Essential for all academic libraries and recommended for public libraries.- January Adams, ODSI Research Lib., Raritan, N.J.
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