March 20, 2017 The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America’s Universities
In recent years, politicians have teamed with extremists on campus to portray our nation’s campuses as awash in a violent crime wave
Monday, March 20, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Heritage Foundation
Stuart Taylor, Jr.
Stuart Taylor, Jr., is an author and freelance writer focusing on legal and policy issues and a National Journal contributing editor.
KC Johnson is a Professor of History at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center, where he specializes in recent U.S. political, diplomatic, and legal matters.
In recent years, politicians have teamed with extremists on campus to portray our nation’s campuses as awash in a violent crime wave – and to suggest (preposterously) that university leaders, professors, and students are indifferent to female sexual assault victims in their midst. Stuart Taylor, Jr., and his co-author K.C. Johnson argue that neither of these claims has any bearing in reality. The frenzy about campus rape has helped stimulate – and has been fanned by – ideologically skewed campus sexual assault policies and lawless commands issued by federal bureaucrats to force the nation’s all-too-compliant colleges and universities essentially to presume the guilt of accused students. As a result, there has been widespread disregard of such bedrock American principles as the presumption of innocence and the need for fair play. The authors explore, among other things, about two dozen of the many cases since 2010 in which innocent or probably innocent students have been branded as sex criminals and expelled or otherwise punished by their colleges. And they show why all students – and, eventually, society as a whole – are harmed when our nation’s universities abandon pursuit of truth and seek instead to accommodate the passions of the mob.
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