It is very common and it usually goes unsolved (Triffin). Here is a cause and three effects that helps prove this is an important issue. The highest cause of sexual assault on college campus is alcohol use. Alcohol decreases a person’s ability to fight off an attack. It also can make the attacker more aggressive and unable to clearly interpret the victims’ interest in them sexually (“Alcohol Use”).
The consequences of sexual assault are harmful and long-lasting and affect not only the victims but also their families and communities. Solutions to this problem _______. But, as Richard Edwards, chancellor of Rutgers-New Brunswick college said, “Regardless of the number, it’s a major problem, affecting our students and people all across the country and it has to be taken seriously” (5). If people work together, the steps can be taken to stop sexual assault in colleges.
Sexual assault on campus Sexual assault is a crime; it is, specifically in your first 2 years of college. The result of being sexually assaulted can be physically, emotionally any sexual act that is perpetrated against someone’s will. Rape, sexual abuse, unwanted touching, or forceful sexual intercourse, are all considered sexual assault. Sexual assault takes place everywhere but mostly on campuses. Although men can also be sexually assaulted, statistics show 99% of men are the perpetrators (Campus Safety).
One in every six women and one in every thirty-three men has been reported being raped. Usually women are raped under the age of eighteen and men under the age of twelve. Women are more likely to report rape than men. Out of high school youth nationwide, nine percent reported they have been raped. Among college students nationwide, between twenty and twenty-five percent of women reported completed of attempted rape.
Sexual assault is in most cases portrayed from a point of view of a larger male taking control of or afflicting nonconsensual acts upon a female. “National prevalence rates of women’s college sexual assault victimization have ranged from 28.5% (Krebs, Lindquist, Warner, Fisher, & Martin, 2009) to as high as 54% (Koss, Gidycz, & Wisniewski, 1987), and h... ... middle of paper ... ...ends not to deal with the matter in ways that law enforcement would if the crime was committed off campus grounds. Universities can receive many complaints and accusations of sexual assault presented on their campus with students enrolled at that university, however, choose to protect the reputation of the college than of the student. Within sexual assault, many tests and presented viable evidence are required to prove or verify the crime was truly committed. Many situations on larger, well known universities revolving sexual assault with student athletes, colleges may post pone trials or discontinue questioning in order to preserve student athlete’s eligibility to attend the university and represent the university’s athletic program.
Rape Culture: A Growing Predicament on College Campuses Introduction Rape culture is an ever-growing prominent issue in the 21st Century, particularly for young women in college. Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Falling under the definition of sexual assault are sexual activities such as forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape. In the United States, females aged 12-34 experience the highest rate of sexual assault at a profound 69 percent. One out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime - that concludes 14.8 percent completed and 2.8 percent attempted.
Women are more often the victim than men; however, all races, cultures, and societies are affected by sexual assault and child sexual abuse (Davies and Jones, 2013). It is nearly impossible to determine exactly how many women have been victimized. There are two primary reasons that make such estimates difficult. First, there are so many different definitions and terms used to describe sexual abuse and assault and definitions vary from state to state (Holcomb and Holcomb, 2011). According to Holcomb and Holcomb (2011, p 27), sexual assault is used as an overarching term, encompassing a large number of sexual behaviors – physical, verbal, and psychological – that violate the health and well-being of an individual.
“More than 70 members of the US Military encounter coerced and abusive sexual contact, aggravated sexual assault or are raped every day. That 's three every hour” (Chemaly). These statistics are horrible, is this acceptable in any society or department? Men are also targets of assault and rape in the United States Military, by far it is evident that woman are assaulted and raped more than men, since men are often less victims and more the attackers of this and most women by physical strength are weaker than men. The ironic thing is that there are more rape reports made with servicemen than of servicewomen in the military.
This drug may not only cause instant problems, but could also cause major problems in the long run, such as addiction or psychological problems. (undergrad) The problem of date rape drugs among college campuses is rapidly increasing, and it is very critical to many young people that a solution is found to this problem. The simple way to solve this problem would be for everyone to be m... ... middle of paper ... ... simple means. In some situations it could be impossible to completely stop the use of these drugs. Some people would argue that the problem goes much further than lack of knowledge or alertness.
Sexual assaults on college campuses has become a major phenomenon and increases on a daily throughout the United States. 1 out of 4 women on college campuses have been reported as victims in sexual assaults or attempted sexual assaults in a study by Koss, Gidyez, and Wisniewski. (Lee, Spring 2003) In majority reports of sexual assaults the victims knew their perpetrator personally and the sexual assault took place while on a date with the perpetrator. (Lee, Spring 2003) Their study also exposed that 1 in 12 college men were involved in sexual assaults but felt that their actions were not illegal. Alcohol and drug use are major components in which sexual assaults are created by.