Campus Sex Assaults: A Year-Long Investigation of Midwestern Colleges [NOOK Book]

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In September 2010, St. Mary's College freshman Elizabeth "Lizzy" Seeberg was found dead, a victim of an apparent suicide from prescription medication, mere days after alleging she had been sexually attacked by a Notre Dame football player. Starting in November of that year, the Chicago Tribune began reporting on this case that was up until that point not publicly acknowledged by the University of Notre Dame. Over the course of the next year, Tribune journalists and investigators produced a series of articles ...
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Campus Sex Assaults: A Year-Long Investigation of Midwestern Colleges

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Overview

In September 2010, St. Mary's College freshman Elizabeth "Lizzy" Seeberg was found dead, a victim of an apparent suicide from prescription medication, mere days after alleging she had been sexually attacked by a Notre Dame football player. Starting in November of that year, the Chicago Tribune began reporting on this case that was up until that point not publicly acknowledged by the University of Notre Dame. Over the course of the next year, Tribune journalists and investigators produced a series of articles focusing on this caseā€”and the cases of other sexual assault victims on Midwestern university campuses7mdash;leading to new investigations and subsequent reforms at schools across the region.

Campus Sexual Assaults is a gripping and important piece of investigative journalism, revealing disturbing primary materials from cases and shocking personal interviews with the victims. The yearlong investigation shed light on the antiquated and obfuscated reporting and prosecuting practices of major Midwest colleges and universities, going so far as to discover that Notre Dame campus authorities did not even promptly investigate the alleged assault that occurred days before Lizzy Seeberg's death. Campus Sexual Assaults goes on to investigate similar trends in under-reporting and under-prosecuting sexual assaults on campuses across the country.

Part 1 of Campus Sexual Assaults reports on the Seeberg case as it unfolded, and ends with the county prosecutor's decision that there would be no charges, since the victim's death made her statements inadmissible in court. Part 2 has a wider focus, as the Tribune reports on another similar attack at Notre Dame and a survey finding that few people accused of sexual violence on college campuses are ever convicted. Part 3 deals with reforms at Notre Dame and similar problems at Marquette University.

The powerful stories told in Campus Sexual Assaults by the survivors and families victimized by these attacks are moving as much as they can be upsetting. After months of reporting and research on the Seeberg case and others like it, the Tribune's investigations sparked new legal investigations and subsequent reforms at the campuses in question. This collection of articles and investigative reports is a touching, in-depth look at an endemic problem at universities across America and should be required reading for not only campus and sexual health educators, but for university audiences and concerned readers everywhere.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572844162
  • Publisher: Agate Digital
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digital Only
  • Pages: 148
  • Sales rank: 1,308,750
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Chicago Tribune Staff: The Chicago Tribune, founded in 1847, is the flagship newspaper of the Tribune Company. Its staff comprises dedicated, award-winning journalists who have authored many bestselling books.

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  • Posted November 12, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Working in a campus police environment, this was interesting bac

    Working in a campus police environment, this was interesting background into some of the reasoning behind updated rules on reporting at the university. This was compiled from Chicago Tribune news articles. While the information was good, the structure left a lot to be desired. It would have been nice if someone had gone through and integrated the information into a single coherent narrative rather than just inserting the articles in as separate chapters. The repetitive nature of the information became quite tedious.

    The eBook was formatted decently with no obvious spelling or grammatical errors. However, when opening the eBook or being on the pages before the table of contents, it loads very, very slowly. At one time it even told me the activity reader was not responding. No other eBooks opened before or after had this problem, so it appears limited to this eBook.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    Odd format

    I found this very odd, felt like the same words were printed over and over and over and over. I get it that it was clips from articles and reports, but it lost my interest quickly. I was interested in the story, but not this format.

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    Posted October 27, 2012

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