Why Campus Sexual Assaults Are So Difficult to Investigate

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart describes some of the challenges campuses face when they respond to and investigate sexual assaults.

At the Chicago Campus Safety Conference held in Rosemont, Ill., July 13, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart presented the opening keynote.

In this excerpt from his speech, Sheriff Dart, who was formerly a prosecutor, describes some of the challenges campus public safety officers and administrators face when they respond to and investigate sexual assaults.

In his keynote, he also discussed a survey conducted by his office of local colleges on their policies and practices regarding campus sexual assault. Read the report.

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Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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