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Victims & Offenders
Since the late 20th century, the federal government has regulated colleges’ and universities’ handling of campus sexual and gender-based violence (CSGBV). Although the arc of history has bent toward establishing greater protections for victims of such violence, new proposed regulation by the U.S. Department of Education under the Trump administration focuses more heavily on ensuring due process rights for students accused of CSGBV. Most recently, in November 2018, U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos submitted a proposed rule change to the regulation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. This article provides the historical context for this most recent proposed federal regulation of CSGBV and discusses the criticism of this proposal that, if it is implemented, students would become less safe in the ivory tower.
Butler, L. C., Lee, H.*, & Fisher, B. S. (2019). Less safe in the ivory tower: Sexual assault policy in the Trump Administration. Victims & Offenders, 14, 979–996. https://doi.org/10.1080/15564886.2019.1671289
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