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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHigher Education (University +) · 6 months ago

Why are colleges adjudicating cases of sexual assault rather than leaving it to law enforcement?

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago
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    In contrast our legal system, College kangeroo courts don’t require evidence if wrong doing to find guilt and punish students. They don’t have to offer the accused due process. This makes it easier for them to expel students abased on accusations alone, without any proof of wrong doing.

    Many colleges are now being suited for expelling students with no evidence they did anything wrong.

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  • 6 months ago

    To protect the schools reputation

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    To cover up the crimes so they won't make headlines and harm the reputation of the school. So they can do a cover up. Kjelstad ·was right.

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  • 6 months ago

    Colleges have a responsibility to keep their students safe. So it's not just the law enforcement.

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  • Layne
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    A felony crime can be prosecuted whether it is on Main Street or OSU.

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  • John
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    6 months ago

    Until recent years, the reason was because colleges had a vested interest in covering up sexual assaults on campus. Victims were routinely advised not to contact law enforcement, and perpetrators faced no punishment.

    Now, many colleges routinely contact the police when accusations are made. In many instances, there is not enough evidence to criminally prosecute the accused. The level of proof needed to convict in a criminal case must be beyond a reasonable doubt.

    In that same case, however, there might be sufficient proof to show the accused violated the college's rules regarding sexual misconduct. In that case, a college disciplinary hearing would be in order. The DA cannot prosecute people for violating campus behavior rules.

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  • 6 months ago

    Colleges aren't adjudicating anything. They have a responsibility to keep their students as safe as possible. Poor student conduct can get a student tossed out, but not convicted.

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    • David S
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      At the university where I work, school officials refer all student conduct cases involving a potential breach of the law to law enforcement. The police do their job, and the deans do theirs. Students are often kicked out and prosecuted for serious crimes like rape.

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  • 6 months ago

    Because many assault charges are for minor offenses... like touching someone ANYWHERE on their person without permission. The police don't need to be bothered with such petty nonsense.

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  • 6 months ago

    Money money money

    Mon - Nay!

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Since the Dartmouth Sports Rape scandal of 1978, I've noticed the elite schools get a pass on the elite rapes. Like BEER?

    Ivanka attended Choate- The Dalton Prep was in a Woody Allen movie providing little girls to old men...

    It was never even hidden.

    • Edwena
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      So lower class girls are admitted so that they can be used by elite men or elite men allow their higher class daughters to be used by other elite men. Is that what you are infering?

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  • 6 months ago

    To escape the headlines.

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