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The College Rape Overcorrection

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Dark_Falcon12/10/2014 8:35:24 pm PST

re: #3 EmmaAnne

The case I am familiar with the only thing that happened was the guy had to take time off from school (a semester, I think) while the woman graduated, and then he went back. He went on to law school, so obviously his future wasn’t too blighted. His parents did hire a good lawyer though.

Anyway, I am not saying that some of the procedures couldn’t be better - I know they could. I am saying I am in favor of the preponderance of the evidence standard. It is almost impossible to prove acquaintance rape allegations beyond a reasonable doubt - that is why they are practically never prosecuted.

Then how about the middle ground of “Clear and Convincing Evidence”? IMO, that would be the best standard if universities have to get involved. I say ‘if’ because rape and sexual assault really are matters for police officers, not university administrators.