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The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law

Sexual Assault on Campus

Investigation, Prosecution and the Role of Forensic Nursing

Friday, May 1
1 - 4:30 p.m.
Africa Room, Duquesne Union

According to a recent study, as many as one in five female college students will be sexually assaulted in the course of her undergraduate career. According to another statistic, for every 1,000 women attending a university, there are 35 incidents of rape each academic year. Perhaps more troublingly, less than 5% of completed or attempted rapes against college women are reported to law enforcement, and reported assailants receive little or no punishment from their schools' judicial sytems. Nearly one year since the White House issued "Not Alone," a report on steps colleges should take to address sexual assaults, and with the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights now investigating more than 150 schools for possible violations of Title IX, Duquesne University's Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law is partnering with the university's School of Nursing, Department of Public Safety and Title IX coordinator, local sexual assault nurse examiners and a leading sex crimes prosecutor to offer this timely seminar.

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