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What we know, what we are doing, and how we can improve our prevention of and response to violence against women on college campuses

Addressing Violence Against Women on College Campuses

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Edited by Catherine Kaukinen, Michelle Hughes Miller, and Ráchael A. Powers

"Addressing Violence Against Women on College Campuses is an innovative book whose publication will be enthusiastically welcomed by scholars, service providers, and victim advocates. The editors and contributors provide comprehensive perspectives—including Federal actions, intervention efforts, and student activism—towards preventing gender-based violence, from stalking to dating violence to unwanted sexual penetration (rape). Weaving in research findings, the chapters critically examine action steps currently mandated and in place and provide a call to action to move forward in addressing and preventing violence against college women."
Bonnie S. Fisher, Professor at the School of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati

Violence against women on college campuses has remained underreported and often under addressed by both campus security and local law enforcement, as well as campus administrators. The researchers, practitioners, and activists who contribute to the pertinent volume Addressing Violence Against Women on College Campuses examine the extent, nature, dynamic and contexts of violence against women at institutions of higher education.

This book is designed to facilitate an ongoing discussion and provide direction on how best to prevent and investigate violence against women, and intervene to assist victims while reducing the impact of these crimes. Chapters detail the necessary changes and implications that are part of Title IX and other federal legislation and initiatives as well as the effect these changes have had for higher education actors, including campus administrators, victim advocates, and student activists. The contributors also explore the importance of campus efforts to estimate the extent of violence against women; educating young men and women on the nature of sexual and dating violence; and shifting efforts to both make offenders accountable for their crimes and prompt all bystanders to act.

Addressing Violence Against Women on College Campuses urgently argues to make violence prevention not separate from but rather an integral part of the student experience.

Contributors include: Antonia Abbey, Joanne Belknap, Ava Blustein, Stephanie Bonnes, Alesha Cameron, Sarah L. Cook, Walter S. DeKeseredy, Helen Eigenberg, Kate Fox, Christopher P. Krebs, Jennifer Leili, Christine Lindquist, Sarah McMahon, Caitlyn Meade, Christine Mouton, Matt R. Nobles, Callie Marie Rennison, Meredith M. Smith, Carmen Suarez, and the editors.

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Reviews

"This volume brings together scholarship that provides historical and political context to the application of Title IX to the problem of violence against women on college campuses. Perhaps more importantly, however, the editors and contributors to Addressing Violence Against Women on College Campuses construct guideposts for charting the future of Title IX as we maneuver through the political minefield being laid by the current federal administration."
Claire M. Renzetti, Judi Conway Patton Endowed Chair for Studies of Violence Against Women, Professor and Chair of Sociology, University of Kentucky

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Contents

Exhibits and Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments

1. Violence Against College Women: Unfortunately, It Is Not a New Problem • Catherine Kaukinen, Ráchael A.Powers, and Michelle Hughes Miller

Part I The Extent, Nature, and Causes of Violence Against Women on College Campuses
2. Sexual Violence Against College Women: An Overview • Callie Marie Rennison, Catherine Kaukinen, and Caitlyn Meade
3. Intimate Partner Violence on College Campuses • Ráchael A. Powers and Catherine Kaukinen
4. Stalking on College Campuses • Matt R. Nobles and Kate Fox
5. Explaining Campus Violence Against Women: Unhealthy Masculinity and Male Peer Support • Walter S. DeKeseredy
6. Alcohol-Related Sexual Assault on College Campuses: A Continuing Problem • Antonia Abbey

Part II Addressing Violence Against Women on College Campuses: Legislation and Federally Mandated Action
7. From Sexual Harassment to Sexual Violence: The Evolution
of Title IX’s Response to Sexual Victimization • Michelle Hughes Miller
8. The Reauthorized Violence Against Women Act: The Campus SaVE Act and Its Mandates • Michelle Hughes Miller and Sarah L. Cook
9. The White House Task Force Report on Sexual Violence on College Campuses • Catherine Kaukinen
10. The (Re)Organization of Campus Responses • Carmen Suarez
11. Title IX and Mandatory Reporting: A Help or a Hindrance? • Helen Eigenberg and Joanne Belknap
12. Campus-Based Victim Advocacy Centers • Ráchael A. Powers, Alesha Cameron, and Christine Mouton

Part III Preventing Violence through Knowledge, Education, and Changing Cultural Norms
13. Campus Climate Surveys • Christine Lindquist and Christopher P. Krebs
14. Active Bystander Intervention • Sarah McMahon
15. Engaging Men in Anti–Violence Against Women Efforts on College Campuses • Ráchael A. Powers and Jennifer Leili
16. Student Activism • Ava Blustein

Part IV Preventing Violence Against Women on Campus:
Current Challenges and Future Opportunities
17. Title IX Investigations and “Rehabilitated Schools” • Meredith M. Smith
18. Managing the Backlash • Helen Eigenberg, Stephanie Bonnes, and Joanne Belknap
Conclusion: Where Do We Go from Here? • Michelle Hughes Miller, Catherine Kaukinen, and Ráchael A. Powers

Contributors
Index

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About the Author(s)

Catherine Kaukinen is Professor and Chair in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida.

Michelle Hughes Miller is Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of South Florida.

Ráchael A. Powers is Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of South Florida.

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Subject Categories

Law and Criminology
Education
Women's Studies

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