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Higher Education, Law Enforcement Officials Confront Sex Assault

From left, Colorado State University president Tony Frank, Lt., Gen. Michelle Johnson, superintendent
of the Air Force Academy, Rocky Mountain PBS CEO Doug Price,  Colorado Attorney General Cynthia
Coffman and  Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey chat at Rocky Mountain PBS in Denver  before the taping of the Colorado Quarterly program about sexual assaults on college campuses and military service academies on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Sex assault is a problem at all levels of society and must be confronted by awareness, education, safety programs and law enforcement, a high-level panel of education and law enforcement officials agreed. The federally-required Title IX investigations on campus can conflict with those by criminal justice agencies, said Denver DA Mitch Morrissey. Continue Reading →

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I-News Analyzes National Research on Campus Sex Assaults as Furor Grows

In the interest of fact-checking the political debate, Rocky Mountain PBS I-News has delved into current research on sexual assault among college students – its prevalence, false reporting rates, and the state of campus and criminal justice for the offense.

The debate over sex assaults on college campuses grew sharper when a sensational story about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virgina, which appeared in Rolling Stone magazine, was largely discredited. I-News has reviewed and analyzed the most recent national studies on campus sex assault. Here’s what we found. Continue Reading →

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