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The slide presentations are available at the bottom of this page.


Did you know that more than 50% of college sexual assault cases involve alcohol? Despite media perceptions, date rape drugs are rarely used. Schools vary widely in how they comply with requirements to report and respond to sexual victimization. Many schools need guidance on how to handle security, report crime data, and ensure victim rights.

This forum examined the prevalence, nature, and reporting of various types of sexual assault experienced by university students, including those perpetrated by "undetected" rapists, and discussed evidence-based prevention strategies.

This event was the last of four in the Series on Sexual Violence, sponsored by the Government Innovators Network and the National Institute of Justice.  Recordings and presenters' slides are available for the other events in the series:

  1. Sex Offender Residency Restrictions: Implementation and Impact
    June 19, 2008
  2. Sexual Violence and Evidence Collection
    August 13, 2008
  3. Sexual Violence: An International Perspective
    September 25, 2008
  4. Sexual Assault on College Campuses
    December 11, 2008


Lauren R. Taylor. (2006). "Has Rape Reporting Increased Over Time?"  NIJ Journal, Issue No. 254.

Patricia Tjaden and Nancy Thoennes. (2006). Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Rape Victimization: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey. NIJ Special Report.

Heather M. Karjane, Bonnie S. Fisher, Francis T. Cullen. (2005). Sexual Assault on Campus: What Colleges and Universities Are Doing About It. NIJ Research for Practice.

David Lisak and Paul Miler. (2002). "Repeat Rape and Multiple Offending Among Undetected Rapists.Violence and Victims, 17, 1.

David Lisak. (2008). "Understanding the Predatory Nature of Sexual Violence." University of Massachusetts Boston.