Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Friday, September 27, 2013

1 out of 6 Princeton Women Reported Being Sexually Assaulted

I found this excerpt to be jarring: 

"Earlier this year, the results of a 5-year-old survey of Princeton University students were leaked, revealing 1-in-6 female undergraduates experienced 'non-consensual vaginal penetration.' That same year, 2008, only 20 forcible sex offenses were reported at the university of roughly 7,800 students, or roughly 1 in 195."

The story is about the Clery Act, the law which requires colleges and universities to disclose reported sexual assaults on campus.  The alarming discrepancy between Princeton's in-house numbers and those collected under the Clery Act imply that there is much underreporting.

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There is no way that this study is accurate. Seventeen percent of men do not commit rape. I suspect a lot of lying and fudging in the study to achieve an agenda rather than accuracy.

Posted by: Woody | Sep 30, 2013 7:23:19 AM

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