In Daniel Luzer’s article titled “Is Alcohol Really to Blame for the Prevalence of Sexual Assault on College Campuses?” published on November 18th, 2013 by Pacific Standard, the reality about sexual assault is shared. While in college, many teens are reporting more sexual assault cases on campus, but is alcohol really to blame? Due to the consumption of alcohol, behavior changes occur for both men and women. Many believe girls are at fault for putting themselves in the position to be assaulted because of their decision to drink. On the other hand, people also blame the boys for their drunken violence towards girls while intoxicated. Alcohol is not the only misdemeanor in this case. Throughout history, changes are occurring in teens’ social
Summary: The article “Rhode Island Schools Report 18% Increase in Sexual Assaults” Arditi explains to us of the unfortunate rise in sexual assault at universities in the Rhode Island area. She gives us statistical evidence of reports by journals and newspapers. These statistics showed an increase of 65 sexual assaults by 11 schools near Providence and a 40 percent increase for 29 New England schools (Arditi). These sexual assaults are due to many conditions of the college, such as, its size, location, culture, and how well it deals with reports of the abuse. Colleges have a rising problem of victims failing to report crimes that were committed upon them. Along with problems with reports, sharing information between law enforcement and college student affairs was an increasing issue. Universities and colleges were not required to share data until a White House task force recommended that these institutions sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
Introduction Statement of the problem Sexual assault and rape are serious social and public health issues in the United States and throughout the rest of the world. In particular sexual assault on college campus are prevalent at an alarming rate and leaves serious effects on the victims. This essay will focus on statistics and the prevalence and effects amongst college students, through examining a number of reasons why women fail to report sexual assault and rape. This essay will also cover sexual assault prevention and things that can be done to mitigate the risk of becoming a victim to such matter.
In Daniel Luzer’s article, “Is Alcohol Really to Blame for the Prevalence of Sexual Assault on College Campuses?” published on November 18, 2013 by Pacific Standard, the author argues that alcohol is not the only thing to blame for sexual assault on college campuses. He observed that alcohol has always been a risk factor when it comes to sexual assault, but drinking is not what has changed throughout the years. What has changed is the way men and women socialize with one another. Throughout the years, interaction between young men and women in college has become less instructed. Back then colleges were not coed and there were rules for when women were allowed in the male dorms including certain times they were allowed there. There are not as
Envision the best collegiate football player you know. There’s a good chance his fame is attributed to how aggressive he is, praised for his no-mercy attitude. While this mentality suits the field, it can translate onto college campuses, where many student-athletes are recruited to play for the school. A case
In Daniel Luzer’s article “Is Alcohol Really to Blame for the Prevalence of Sexual Assault on College Campuses?” published on November 18, 2013 in Pacific Standard, the truth about the cause of increasing sexual assault is discussed. From the constant disagreement about how many women are actually a victim of rape while in college, the alleged reasoning for these numbers is due to alcohol consumption. Throughout the text, Luzer examines different articles about alcohol consumption relating directly to cases of rape. Different viewpoints are discussed like tell women not to drink during college and warn women about the dangers of drinking. Both of these actions have been taken, and the numbers in the Washington region are still increasing. More
Sexual assault on college campuses is an extensive topic that has concerned people for many years. The high rates and the case report cover-ups have brought about many varying opinions. Many people believe in changing the college framework to establish universities that are better equipped to deal with this issue. Others feel that the problem could be addressed by changing society’s outlook on crimes like these. While another group feels that the problem is in how we define rape. Despite these differences in opinions, one thing is clear, everyone agrees that something must be done to reduce sexual assault on campuses.
Alcohol related sexual assault incidents are escalating on college campus, the main cause of this violence is yet to be found and agreed on. Recently we have seen an increasing number of sexual assault cases that involve alcohol unresolved. This is due to lack of understanding the relationship between sexual assault and alcohol. Many professional individuals have shared their views and beliefs regarding this issue of alcohol related sexual assault and have provided effective solutions to this issue. Since most of them have different opinions and beliefs it has resulted in a controversy. A number of perpetrators have claim to be the victims in sexual assault cases that involve alcohol but we are not certain that some of these claims
Merriam- Webster defines sexual assault as an illegal sexual contact that usually involves force upon a person without consent or is inflicted upon a person who is incapable of giving consent or who places the assailant in a position of trust or authority. Most common types of sexual assault are
This is a common result as to how date rape or acquaintance rape can happen. This is a big problem with college campuses worldwide. Women are the main targets, but men are
According to the article, “College women’s experience with physically forced, alcohol-or other drug-enabled, and drug-facilitated sexual assault before and since entering college”, shows that women have the higher risk of being raped
Background: The rates of casual sexual encounters, ‘hook-ups’, and casual relationships are on the rise in young adults in North America. The majority of US college students have engaged in at least one hook-up while over half report that they have also engaged in some type of casual sex. However, the situations in which students experience unwanted sexual encounters are also shifting. It is implied that since the rates of date rape have decreased, yet rates of sexual assault have remained the same, that sexual assault and rape rates during casual sexual encounters are on the rise.
Introduction College is where young women and men beginning one of the most biggest and exciting adventures. The students typically move out and begin to experience adulthood for the first time and often the first time one can begin to make their own decisions. This also a very stressful times for
Further support is supplied by Fisher et al. (2000) who reviewed the 1997 National Institute of Justice study on rape and reported that between one-fifth and one-quarter of women within college campus report rape cases within each year. It was further stated that, “Women within college campuses, and the social values and believed associated to campus rape are at greater risk for rape and other forms of sexual assault than women in the general population or in a comparable age group” (Fisher et. Al pg. 3). Based on other findings in a study conducted by Martin et al. (2009) 20–25% of female undergraduates experience rape in their college life. However, though rape among male students occurs at a lower rate, the students also report rape cases.
Rape and Sexual Assault on College Campuses College-age adults are known to be high risk for sexual violence and most studies show that one in three women have experiences some type of sexual assault whether it was through physical force or harassment. These statics are known by most women on college campuses to ensure that women know and understand that this could happen to them. The issue is more than ensuring that women are aware of how protect themselves and know how to avoid these situations because it shouldn’t even be happening. When women are taught that they should know how to defend themselves we are saying that this type of behavior is normal and inevitable. We should shift from this dynamic and start teaching both men and women that this behavior is completely unacceptable and that sexually assaulting or harassing someone is NOT normal. This paper will mostly focus on incidents of rape and sexual assault on college campuses and what the outcome and reactions of these incidents were.