In the wake of Brock Turner’s release, public media attention has
turned to the steady rise in campus sexual assaults. In a study published
by the American Institutes for Research, reported
sex crimes on college campuses has increased by 126 percent in the last twelve years.
The steady rise in reported sex crimes leaves administrators, parents
and students wondering why this is happening.
Educate College Students on Consent
Over the last few years, mainstream media has reported several
sexual assault cases, shedding light on a deeper issue on college campuses: College students
don’t understand what consent is. In a survey taken by the Kaiser
Family Foundation, 54% of students indicated a nod from their sexual partner
could be understood as consent. However, high-profile cases, such as the
Stanford case, and the Emma Sulkowicz ‘Carry that Weight”
Columbia case, illustrate the need for universities to take an active
role in opening up the conversation with students about consent.
Colleges across the country have tried to implement sexual education on
consent in passive forms ranging from email flyers to mandatory lecture
classes, but many college students report the delivery of the material
is comical and almost patronizing.
Unhappy status quo of their college administration’s consent education,
college students created the campaign
Party with Consent. This program, aimed at male college students, teaches them about consent
through events, parties, and small workshops. By engaging college-aged
males through messages tailored specifically for them, the program has
been successfully implemented on several college campuses in the U.S.
Penalties for Sexual Assault on Campus
In addition to the federal and state, regulated penalties students could
face if convicted of a sex crime, they could also face college-regulated
penalties. Federal law requires colleges and university campuses to comply
with Title IX, The Clery Act. These regulations require college campuses
to have procedures in place for the prevention and response to sex crimes.
Accused of Sexual Assault? Get Help!
If you have been accused of rape, sexual assault or any other sex crime,
while attending Arizona State University, Phoenix College, or other surrounding
colleges, retaining a skilled
Phoenix criminal defense lawyer can ensure your case has the best possible outcome. Jason Lamm has extensive
experience defending sexual assault case. As a boutique law firm, we offer
our clients top-notch criminal defense that is unparalleled to any other
Phoenix law firm. Unlike other firms who will have you meet with a senior
attorney and then pass you off to a junior lawyer, when you hire
Jason Lamm to represent you, he will build your case and represent you.
We offer custom tailored legal solutions designed with only you in mind.
Give us a
call at 602.663.9100.