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CPI Looks at "A Culture of Indifference"

February 25, 2010

Following a year-long investigation on colleges throughout the U.S., this week, the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) released three-part Culture_of_Indifference_BANNER_editedseries titled, "Sexual Assault on Campus: A Frustrating Search for Justice." Their findings expose how repeat offenders account for a significant number of sexual assaults on campus, contrary to the beliefs of those who adjudicate these cases. Researchers also found that sexual perpetrators – even repeat ones – get very lenient “punishment” and rarely ever receive expulsion for the most serious offenses. While these students get off the hook easily, the victims are left without retribution and bearing the consequences and pain that these events cause for the rest of their lives. For an in-depth look at the issue, with all the articles plus compelling interviews with those who have had to deal with these injustices on campus, visit the project’s website here.
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