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Weiss, Karen G.; Lasky, Nicole V. – Journal of School Violence, 2017
Many universities and colleges now require all "responsible employees," including faculty, to report known or suspected sexual misconduct to designated Title IX administrators. The intention of these mandatory reporting policies is to ensure institutional accountability and compliance with Title IX's prohibition against sexual and…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, School Policy, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Kafonek, Katherine; Richards, Tara N. – Journal of School Violence, 2017
Although gender-based violence prevention programs at institutions of higher education (IHEs) are mandated by federal legislation, research focusing on the prevalence or content of programming is limited. The present exploratory research examines campus websites for a nationally representative sample of Title IX eligible IHEs that offer at least a…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Violence, Educational Environment, Prevention
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Weaver, Lori M.; Brown, James R.; Weddle, Daniel B.; Aalsma, Matthew C. – Journal of School Violence, 2013
State lawmakers have responded to school bullying by crafting antibullying legislation. By July 2011, 47 states enacted such laws, though varied widely in content and scope. This study systematically evaluated each state's antibullying legislation by focusing on the inclusion of individual, parental, and systemic protective factors through…
Descriptors: Bullying, State Legislation, Laws, Federal Legislation