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In September 2010, St. Mary's College freshman Elizabeth "Lizzy" Seeberg was found dead, a victim of an apparent suicide from prescription medication, mere days after alleging she had been sexually attacked by a Notre Dame football player. Starting in November of that year, the Chicago Tribune began investigating the case, which the University of Notre Dame had not yet publicly acknowledged. Over the course of the next year, Tribune journalists and investigators produced a series of articles focusing on Lizzy Seeberg's case and the cases of other sexual assault victims on Midwestern university campuses. The investigation led to new campus investigations and subsequent reforms at schools across the region.
Campus Sex Assaults is a gripping and important report in the best vein of of investigative journalism. The investigation uncovered disturbing evidence and primary materials from cases, and included shocking personal interviews with the victims. The Tribune shed light on the antiquated and obfuscated reporting and prosecuting practices of major Midwest colleges and universities, discovering that Notre Dame campus authorities did not even promptly investigate the alleged assault that occurred days before Lizzy Seeberg's death. Campus Sex Assaults goes on to investigate similar trends in under-reporting and under-prosecuting sexual assaults on campuses across the country.
The powerful stories told in Campus Sex Assaults by the survivors of these attacks and their families are as moving as they are upsetting. The reports collected in Campus Sex Assaults sparked new legal investigations and subsequent reforms at the campuses in question. This collection of articles is a compassionate, in-depth look at an endemic problem at universities across America and should be required reading for not only campus and sexual health educators, but for university audiences and concerned readers everywhere.
Title Campus Sex Assaults
Subtitle A Year-Long Investigation of Midwestern Colleges
Author Chicago Tribune Staff
Audience 01 General / trade
Title First Published 07 June 2012
Nb of pages
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781572844162
Publication Date 07 June 2012
List Price $4.99
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