Way too often are sexual assaults happening on colleges campuses. Because of these sexual assaults, females students have a hard time being safe on campus, or even staying on campuses. Statistics state, “1 in 4 college women will be the victim of sexual assault during her academic career… Every 21 hours there is a rape on an American college campus… College women are most vulnerable to rape during the first few weeks of their freshman and sophomore years”(Sexual Violence on College Campuses). Everyone says that your college days are the best days. Well they are, until a sexual assault or a murder has occurred on your campus. Now students are afraid to walk on their campus and feel safe and secure. They are afraid to enjoy their college experiences, thus not making their college experience the best years of their life. Do you think that Campus Security is doing enough to help prevent these crimes from happening? Do you think that the college crimes are only happening to certain students? Is college really as safe for students as it is made out to be? To understand the dangers of college campuses, it is important to analyze the statistics of college crimes, the people committing these crimes, the data from high profile cases, and the steps to make campuses safer. I feel like if the students on campus know that they have a safe environment then they will enjoy life more, maybe even become more
Date rapes, hate crimes and theft have become an apparent concern on college campuses. The most disturbing crime on a college campus is a school shooting. Being a victim of any crime is the last thing any student or parent thinks of when choosing a college or university. The possibilities of danger on a college campus have been increasing over the years due to the reported crimes ranging from theft to murder. Because of the recent years of college campus reported shootings, both student and parent have become alarmingly concerned about
Stephen F. Austin is a beautiful school surrounded by tall pine trees and lakes. With the small population of students that attend this university compared to, for example, the University of Texas, most students and parents would not suspect that many crimes occur on campus. Stephen F. Austin is not high on the crime list compared to other universities, but it is not completely sound either. Last year, around the spring semester, there were several rumored cases of young women being beaten by an unidentified male. Due to these rumors many students did not feel safe walking around campus, especially at night. In the Crime Log for Stephen F. Austin there were a reported of twenty-four burglaries from 2013-2015, and four reported forcible assaults with three of them occurring in on campus housing. This semester a fraternity on campus, Alpha Tau Omega, was accused of sexually assaulting a student during one of their events. The young women claimed to have been drugged and then sexually assaulted by several different men. Grand jurors’ chose not to indict anyone; therefore, the case was dropped.
Sexual assault and rape among college campuses has been an ongoing issue across the nation for decades. In the state of Utah, this complex issue will not have a simple solution, but measures can be taken to prevent sexual assault and rape occurring on campuses. Utah Valley University is a campus that is taking considerably impressive measures to combat sexual assault, which will be a basis of this paper. Through university sex education, stricter laws and enforcement, and providing on-campus services to students, cases of sexual assault and rape in the higher level education setting will decrease, and students will be more likely to report these crimes.
As a fellow Trojan living in the heart of a huge metropolitan city of Los Angeles, we are constantly bombarded by news of local crimes. Though sheltered in our little bubble of university life, we are still reminded of the dangers lurking in the shadows, perpetually threatening our sense of individual security. As a student, these fears most likely consist of physical safety such as being robbed, so an easy fix is just to not walk home alone and be more aware of the environment. If more support is needed, there are campus security,
The way that Arditi expresses the opinions of University of Rhode Island administrators and U.S. Department officials shows the credibility of the resources given. The author expresses a solution for a higher report rate, which is using climate surveys to put college victims in a prime and simple position to report incidents, while also raising awareness by printing postcards that display sexual assault prevention information on them and passing these cards to the student body. These solutions could help in major answer to sexual assault. This issue is a common and current, this provides valid information given through recent publishing’s, such as this
Reports indicate violence on a college campus are commonly caused by a student against students (Dickerson). Most cases of college violence occurred in the earlier 1990s and 2000s but severely of the incidents out of 272 cases the perpetrators killed 281 people incapacitated 247 or more (Dickerson). With the effective passing of Concealed carry laws, they have caused a possible increase of violence on college campuses (Dickerson). Even though guns on campus seem like a good idea for young adults for safety. Their brains are still developing as they still being perceived as physical mature (Dickerson). Many college students are easily persuaded and pressure to enact in risky actives. They get indulged more with alcohol and drugs staying on campus and it shows one risk students are faced with (Dickson). Dickson believes there are alternative ways to keep college students and faculties safe without the handling of guns on
This paper will compare burglary crime statistics between two cities for the years 2005 and 2012 using the Federal Bureau of Investigation database the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. This paper will also, discuss which area had more reported incidents, what were the rates of the crime for each area, did the rates changed over time in either area, and what factors might explain the differences in the rates.
It provides opposing views of the need or lack thereof in regards to carrying a gun on college campuses. This study presents data for violent crimes on college campuses and compares it to the general public.
The website reads, “Safety on and around college campuses is a key concern for everyone. We know from visiting hundreds of college campuses and high schools each year and speaking to students and their parents that campus safety is of great concern to all of you. We’re here to help with timely information that we hope empowers and informs your college decisions.” Some of these services include where to find the universities crime log or incident reports. They also include where to find counseling services on campus for those who are depressed or struggling with metal
The two metropolitan areas I have decided to do my research paper on are Cincinnati, Ohio and Dallas, Texas. I choose Cincinnati because it is one of the bigger cities where I live. I choose Dallas because there seems to be a big difference in crime rates compared to Cincinnati. In this paper I will be comparing the burglary rate between these two cities. I will identify the number of burglaries reported to the police in each area and also explain which area had more reported
The following universities are in the PASSHE system: Bloomsburg University, California University, Cheyney University, Clarion University, East Stroudsburg University, Edinboro University, Indiana University, Kutztown University, Lock Haven University, Mansfield University, Millersville University, Shippensburg University, Slippery Rock University, and West Chester University. The table shows the crimes that have been reported on and off campuses. The missing data is a result of universities not publishing all of the numbers and certain years for the crime log. In the data below it is clear that liquor law, drug law, and theft are the most common crimes in all of the PASSHE universities. The number of a sexual offenses varies year to year. These numbers are not consistent to show a certain pattern. In the crime report for 2014 the numbers are lower than the last year which could be caused by the awareness and training programs the universities have in place. With this being said it could mean the data is unpredictable or the universities did not publish all of the
Safety is a tremendous issue on college campuses, and additional procedures need to be taken to prevent crimes from happening. When walking onto a college campus as a young adult, people get a rush of the unknown. The unknown could be going to college parties and late night study groups. College should be like any high school or elementary school and have better security measures to protect their students. The reasons we need these extra steps are to prevent violence, give students a sense of security, and monitor visitors on campus.
Today thousands of young students go to colleges and universities here in America. With so many young minds placed onto one campus with little to no parental supervision the question is asked: are college campuses a safe place? Yes, most college campuses across America are safe. A study prepared by “the campaign to keep guns off campus” shows that the crime rate for college is monumentally lower than the rate for the city where the campus is located. For example, in 2013 the city of Jacksonville Florida had 452 cases of forcible rape and 3,277 accounts of aggravated assaults. A staggering amount compared to 1 forcible rape and 6 counts of aggravated assaults at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. But what keeps students safe on
Many things need to change for rape and sexual assault to occur less often on college campuses. In order to address specific problems appropriately, campuses need to do a thorough analysis of the crimes that are being reported and not reported on campus, looking for trends in location, time of day, and more. According to a report of the White House Task Force (2014), one way that college campuses can do this is with a campus climate survey to identify the extent of the problem of sexual violence crimes on their campuses. Identifying specific trends will allow a more detailed plan of action to be implemented that is specific to each schools specific crime demographics. For example, one campus my have a severe issue with bikes being stolen while