Armies of Enablers: Survivor Stories of Complicity and Betrayal in Sexual Assaults

Armies of Enablers: Survivor Stories of Complicity and Betrayal in Sexual Assaults

by Amos N. Guiora


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Focusing on cases of sexual assault from USA Gymnastics, Michigan State University, Penn State University, The Ohio State University, and the Catholic Church, interview after interview sheds compelling light on two powerful responses: that this question had not been previously asked and that survivor expectation of protection and support from the enabler-bystander was rarely, if ever, met.
Clearly the perpetrator benefitted from the complicity of the enabler. From the survivor's perspective, both bear responsibility for their plight and must be held accountable. This book emphasizes individual and institutional enablers alike; in fact, armies of enablers.

Guiora proposes legal, cultural, and social measures aimed at the enabler from the survivor’s perspective. The proposed changes will address, and impact, both broader society and specific communities including higher education, elite athletics, sports organizations, religious institutions, law enforcement, the entertainment industry, and elected officials.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781641057349
Publisher: American Bar Association
Publication date: 09/25/2020
Pages: 258
Sales rank: 504,400
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Amos N. Guiora is Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, the University of Utah.

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction: Destruction of Trust xvii

1 Holocaust Bystander to Contemporary Enabler 1

2 From Impunity to Accountability 19

3 Enough 27

4 Survivor Expectation 33

5 Where the Hell Are the Adults? 53

6 Complicity 65

7 The Bystander Duty to Act 97

8 Criminalize the Enabler 135

9 Sexual Assault and Enabling at Universities: Title IX 177

10 The Challenges Ahead 221

Epilogue 227

Violated by Water: A Statement on Consent Brooke Martin 231

Index 233

A bout the Author 239

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