The Australian Institute of Criminology is calling for a nationwide push to crack down on campus sexual assault.
The new guidelines will be put in place by the Australian Government after a series of high-profile sexual assault cases have highlighted how difficult it is to get perpetrators to report incidents to police.
“It’s really difficult to get people to report it to police,” Ms Hausman said.
“The first issue is that the victim is the one being assaulted. “
“That’s the primary concern.”‘”
I think it’s a problem with the law’The guidelines will target the issue of campus rape, where perpetrators are more likely to go to jail if caught.””
That’s the primary concern.”‘
I think it’s a problem with the law’The guidelines will target the issue of campus rape, where perpetrators are more likely to go to jail if caught.
“This is a problem for us as academics who are investigating these things and for our law students,” Professor Hausmann said.
The changes will make it more difficult for universities to take disciplinary action against offenders.
“That’s what I think is so interesting about this policy,” Professor Hopper said.