Event Title

Sexual Assault: Why Does It Matter And What Can We Do to Stop it?

Faculty Mentor

William Schulte, Ph.D.

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of Mass Communication

Location

DIGS 221

Start Date

20-4-2018 3:00 PM

Description

Sexual assault is an increasingly serious problem for college-aged Americans and college campuses. According to the U.S. Department of Education and Title IX, rape and sexual assault are defined in a variety of ways. These include but are not limited to coercion, or unreasonable or persistent pressure for sexual activity, force, or the use of physical violence on someone physically to gain sexual access, incapacitation, or the state where someone cannot make rational, reasonable decisions and lack the ability to give consent, and other forms of abuse such as physical, emotion, and sexual. The stigma around sexual assault is one of the leading reasons that people that undergo a sexual assault do not report it. This research seeks to understand the culture that surrounds sexual assaults and sexual assault trials in the U.S. Without justice, there is little our country can do to combat sexual assault. The awareness that these cases have brought to our country is changing the way the United States responds to these cases, which is the first of many steps to changing the culture that surrounds sexual assault.

Course Assignment

MCOM 441 – Schulte

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Apr 20th, 3:00 PM

Sexual Assault: Why Does It Matter And What Can We Do to Stop it?

DIGS 221

Sexual assault is an increasingly serious problem for college-aged Americans and college campuses. According to the U.S. Department of Education and Title IX, rape and sexual assault are defined in a variety of ways. These include but are not limited to coercion, or unreasonable or persistent pressure for sexual activity, force, or the use of physical violence on someone physically to gain sexual access, incapacitation, or the state where someone cannot make rational, reasonable decisions and lack the ability to give consent, and other forms of abuse such as physical, emotion, and sexual. The stigma around sexual assault is one of the leading reasons that people that undergo a sexual assault do not report it. This research seeks to understand the culture that surrounds sexual assaults and sexual assault trials in the U.S. Without justice, there is little our country can do to combat sexual assault. The awareness that these cases have brought to our country is changing the way the United States responds to these cases, which is the first of many steps to changing the culture that surrounds sexual assault.