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NEARI News: Impact of Rape Myth Acceptance on Campus Law Enforcement

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NEARI News: Impact of Rape Myth Acceptance on Campus Law Enforcement

The Question What is the Impact of Campus Enforcement Officers Rape Myth Beliefs on Sexual Assault Response? The Research Studies note that while most college students never report their sexual assault, those who choose to report are more likely to call campus police officials than local law enforcement. Campus police officials are often the first (and at times the only) responders taking on tasks such as the initial report, referrals to victim services, and conducting the ongoing case investigation and processing. Numerous studies have described a significant number of police officers ascribe to certain rape myths (defined as common misconceptions regarding the nature and prevalence of rape), hold different definitions of rape, and are disproportionately more...

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