Special Issue "Sexual Violence on College Campus"
A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2018)
Prof. Dr. George W. Dowdall
Professor of Sociology, emeritus, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA; Adjunct Fellow, College for Public Health Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
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Interests: mental health; substance use; college drinking; violence on college campus; research methods
Sexual violence on college campus remains a critical social problem. In the United States, despite the passage of legislation, prevention efforts, and educational programming, sexual violence on college campus continues to garner near constant media attention. The passage of the Clery Act, the publication of the Dear Colleague letter by the Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, and recent changes and reauthorizations to the Violence Against Women Act, have increasingly focused the spotlight of public attention on college campuses and how effective they are in addressing the problem of sexual violence. This has led to a growth in prevention efforts, awareness raising campaigns and efforts to educate students about healthy relationships and challenge social norms regarding sexual violence on campus. While there has been an expansive body of scholarly literature published over the past three decades, there continues to be serious debate about the prevalence of the problem and best practices to address this serious public health problem. This special issue will explore the current state of knowledge within the field. What do we know about best practices? How can we challenge existing social norms? What are the experiences of sexual violence among students in diverse groups and college settings? This special issue will address the most recent scientific findings regarding the prevalence, prevention and challenges of sexual violence on college campus.
This special issue will focus on the current state of scientific knowledge about sexual violence on college campus. This is a serious social and public health problem in the United States. Despite the media attention this problem receives, there is little empirically known about prevention and best practices. This special issue will focus on this issue, what our current state of knowledge is and future directions for making college campuses safer.
Prof. Dr. Raquel Kennedy Bergen
Prof. Dr. George W. Dowdall
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- Sexual violence
- College campus
- Bystander intervention
- Sexual assault
- Date rape
- Intimate Partner Sexual Violence
- Title IX
- Clery Act
- Violence Against Women