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Restorative Justice: Isolation to Empowerment in the Campus Rape Adjudication Process

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dc.contributor.author Kirven, Stephane J.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-30T16:48:46Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-30T16:48:46Z
dc.date.issued 2018-03-23
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/2121
dc.description.abstract Violence against women is a serious problem on colleges and university campuses in the United States today. This review finds that the current system of adjudication of campus sexual assaults is hostile and irresponsive to the needs of the victims and fails to protect or include the community in redressing the harm. This article highlights the state of sexual assaults on colleges and university campuses today and reviews the campus adjudication system under the standards of Title IX. In light of these findings, this article introduces restorative justice as an alternative form of justice to reform the adjudicatory process in campus sexual assault cases while complying with the mandates of Title IX. Restorative justice refers to a non-traditional approach to crime and justice intended to repair the harm to victims, hold offenders accountable, and restore safety to victims, relationships and communities (Umbreit & Armour, 2010). To the extent that the present quasi-judicial system of adjudication of campus sexual assaults routinely fails victims and the community, the author argues that restorative justice can be an approach used to respond to sexual assault on campus. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Adjudication en_US
dc.subject Campus rape en_US
dc.subject Restorative justice en_US
dc.title Restorative Justice: Isolation to Empowerment in the Campus Rape Adjudication Process en_US
dc.type Other en_US
dc.institute.department College of Public and International Affairs en_US
dc.institute.name University of Bridgeport en_US
dc.event.location Bridgeport, CT en_US
dc.event.name Faculty Research Day en_US


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