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How Colleges’ Lenient Sexual Assault Policies Allow Serial Rapists To Escape Punishment

16 Jun

How Colleges’ Lenient Sexual Assault Policies Allow Serial Rapists To Escape Punishment

The U.S. Department of Justice has found that about one in four women experience sexual assault during their time in college. And, according to David Lisak — a former clinical psychologist who now consults the U.S. military and college administrations on issues of sexual assault — those sexual crimes are perpetrated by a relatively small number of men. Lisak says that most college rapists are repeat offenders.

“College presidents don’t like to hear this, but these are sex offenders,” Lisak explained during a recent rape prevention event at Harvard University. “Every report should be viewed and treated as an opportunity to identify a serial rapist.”

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