Shoop identifies the early warning signs of sexual abuse in schools, demonstrating the critical need to implement strategies so students are protected while also learning how to protect themselves.
About the Author
Dr. Robert J. Shoop is Professor of Education Law and Senior Scholar in the Leadership Studies Program at Kansas State University. He has served as a teacher, community education director, and principal, and he was the Ohio State Evaluator of Student Rights and Responsibilities. He is the author or coauthor of more than one hundred journal articles, fifteen books, and several monographs and book chapters on various legal issues. His most recent books are Virtuous Leadership (2004); Sexual Exploitation of Students: How to Spot it and Stop It (2003); Leadership Lessons from Bill Snyder (1998); Sexual Harassment Prevention (1997); Sexual Harassment on Campus: A Guide for Administrators, Faculty Members, and Students (1996, co-edited with Dr. Bernice Sandler); and How to Stop Sexual Harassment in Our Schools (1994).He is also the co-producer of a number of video programs on eliminating sexual harassment. These productions have received national and international recognition, including First Place Award, 1996 National Council of Family Relations Annual Media Competition; 1996 Gold Award of Merit, Houston Film Festival; and 1995 Golden Camera Award, International Film and Video Festival. Dr. Shoop is the 1996 recipient of the Michael C. Holen Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, a past recipient of Kansas State University’s Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award, and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Educational Law Association. He has consulted with national associations, community colleges, universities, government agencies, and businesses and educational organizations throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. Dr. Shoop is a nationally recognized expert in the area of school law, with a focus on sexual harassment and abuse prevention and risk management. He has appeared as a guest on CNN, The Today Show with both Katie Couric and Matt Lauer, ABC’s 20/20, MSNBC with Lester Holt, CNN, Day and Date, The Jim Bohannon Show, The Oliver North Show, The Mark Furman Show, The Mark Walberg Show, and Outside the Lines with Bob Ley.This is the seventh law-related book written by the team of Shoop and Dunklee. Their other books are School Law for the Principal (1992); A Primer for School Risk Management (1993); The Legal Manual for Programming Professionals (1994); The Principal’s Quick-Reference Guide to School Law (2002); and Anatomy of a Lawsuit: What Every Education Leader Should Know About Legal Actions (2005).
Table of Contents
Preface Purpose of This BookAcknowledgementsAbout the AuthorIntroduction Position of Trust Definition of Terms Modalities of Exploitation1. Sexual Exploitation Forms of Sexual Exploitation Sexual Harassment Exploitation of Former Students and Nonstudents Sexual Assault Pedophilia Child Molestation You Be the Judge: Chapter 1 Scenario2. Environmental Context of Sexual Exploitation Trust and Vulnerability Sexual Exploitation of Persons With Disabilities Predictable Pattern of Abuse Continuum of Exploitation Appropriate Boundaries Consent Sexual Exploitation in Sports You Be the Judge: Chapter 2 Scenario3. Consequences of Sexual Exploitation Consequences for the Child Consequences for Families Evidence of Abuse Consequences for the Accused You Be the Judge: Chapter 3 Scenario4. Legal Context of Sexual Exploitation Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Treatment Act Public Notification Reporting to a Child Protection Agency Investigation by the Child Protection Agency Title IX Liability Negligent Referral Statutes of Limitation Recidivism Recovered Memories The Delayed Discovery Doctrine Discriminatory Enforcement You Be the Judge: Chapter 4 Scenario5. Standard of Care for a Safe School Duty To Protect Standard of Care for Principals Standard of Care for School Employees Risk Management You Be the Judge: Chapter 5 Scenario6. Pathology of a Sexual Exploiter Why Would an Adult Exploit a Child? Misconceptions About Child Abusers You Be the Judge: Chapter 6 Scenario7. District and Employee Rights and Responsibilities District Rights and Responsibilities Educator Rights and Responsibilities Defenses That Have Been Successful Defenses That Have Not Been Successful The Aftermath of a Proven Allegation You Be the Judge: Chapter 7 Scenario8. Conducting an Investigation When Should an Investigation Be Initiated? Conducting the Investigation Actions to Protect Educators You Be the Judge: Chapter 8 Scenario9. Action Steps Action Steps for School Districts Action Steps for Principals Action Steps for Educators PostscriptAppendix A. Steps to Follow in Developing a Sexual Exploitation Prevention ProgramAppendix B. Model Sexual Exploitation Prevention PolicyAppendix C. Resources for Educators and ParentsAppendix D. Sexual Harassment and Exploitation Prevention AssessmentGlossaryReferencesIndex