Unsafe On Any Campus? College Sexual Assault and What We Can Do About It

Unsafe On Any Campus? College Sexual Assault and What We Can Do About It

by Samuel R Staley


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Unsafe On Any Campus? College Sexual Assault and What We Can Do About It by Samuel R Staley

Discover here an unsparing and unflinching look into the reality of today's campus life and why it puts students at risk for sexual assault and rape each year. Read why strategies that rely on the U.S. court system to achieve justice fall short of achieving meaningful resolution.

Sam Staley, a social scientist by training and vocation, taps into the personal stories of rape survivors, recent academic research, and his experience as a self-defense coach to frame a bold strategy for dealing with this ongoing scourge. His conclusions challenge the conventional wisdom of advocates, campus rape deniers, and many in the law enforcement community. Long-term success, he contends, requires a comprehensive plan that builds a trauma-centered framework on four pillars-human dignity, personal and bystander empowerment, accountability for offenders, and a narrow and more effective role for the criminal justice system. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the problem of sexual assault on today's university and college campuses.

How many students are sexually assaulted each year on today's college campuses?
Are today's students victims of a sexually permissive culture, sexual predators, rampant misogyny among fraternities, and insensitive college bureaucracies?
What anti-sexual assault programs really work?
What are the six questions every incoming freshman and parent should ask their university or college administration?
What are the ten proactive steps parents can take to reduce the risk that their children will experience sexual assault and rape when they enter college?

"This book signals a turning point in addressing rape and sexual assault in college and university environments. It is innovative, practical, and empowering. How we address rape and sexual assault needs to change, and this book will take the reader through the process of understanding human sexuality, rape, trauma, and how we can help ground a new approach that will eliminate this scourge on campus life."

Ruth Krug, campus rape survivor

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940869759
Publisher: Southern Yellow Pine (SYP) Publishing LLC
Publication date: 07/04/2016
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)

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Reviewed by Lisa McCombs for Readers' Favorite What happens when the “no means no” philosophy of physical relationships is ignored? Can the victim be seriously considered a “victim” of sexual assault? What is the difference between sexual assault and rape? How do we regain ownership of our own bodies and minds in circumstances of sexual assault? In Unsafe On Any Campus? College Sexual Assault and What We Can Do About It, Samuel R. Staley, Ph.D. (with a Foreword by Ruth Krug) reports disturbing facts about campus security and safety across the country. Staley provides thorough details and statistics that make this a combination textbook, self-help guide that could easily be used in study groups, book clubs, and classrooms. Sexual predators are everywhere, but especially in high count on college and university campuses. With the use of popular big screen references, Staley compares common sexual behavior to blockbuster movies easily relatable to college students. Using Christian Grey (Fifty Shades of Grey) as an example of a modern-day sexual predator, we see the impact made upon impressionable students struggling with their identity at this age. Fortunately Grey’s counterpart is a strong, independent woman who somehow realizes that she is worth more than being a pawn in a sick, sexual game. Unfortunately, though, even with innocent examples of James Bond beauties and Rocky Balboa’s effects on his lady love, sexual assault seems to be at the root of every story. Staley states, “We need to move beyond stereotypes and prejudices that are perpetuated by old information and outdated perspectives.” The public view of predator behavior changes every day.