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Crime and Sexual Victimization on College and University Campuses: Ivory Towers or Dangerous Places?

Cullen, Francis T
June 4, 2015

Source: (2004) In David R. Karp and Thom Allena, eds., Restorative Justice on the College Campus: promoting student growth and responsibility, and reawakening the spirit of campus community. Springfield, Ill. : C.C. Thomas. Pp. 217-238.

While college and university campuses may once have been idealistically pictured as ‘ivory towers’ distinct from the ugly realities of the rest of the world, that view is no longer shared by many. Issues of campus crime and security confront students, parents, faculty, staff, and administrators. Campus environments and routines provide fairly open opportunities for commission of crimes. Students — by their ages, possessions, and habits — make comparatively attractive targets for crime. In this framework, the authors of this chapter examine crime and sexual victimization on campuses under the following headings: the rise in awareness of campus crime; a research-based assessment of the extent of crime on campus; rape and other forms of sexual victimization; stalking; and campus crime, control, and restorative justice.


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