Timely and urgent, this book examines university culture regarding both sexual violence and excess in elite student societies. Taking a criminological and sociological perspective on the institutions, offenders and victims involved, the author recommends measures to improve crime prevention, accountability and the support for survivors.
Timely and urgent, this book examines the culture and governance of colleges and universities regarding both excess in elite student societies and sexual violence, particularly against female students. Taking into account the deaths, serious injuries and grave sexual abuse taking place among student populations, the book takes a criminological and sociological perspective on the institutions, offenders and victims involved.
With high profile court cases and media responses driving demand for reform, the author considers institutional reactions and concludes with recommendations to improve crime prevention, accountability and the support for survivors.
Maurice Punch studied at Cambridge and Essex and has worked in universities in the UK, USA and the Netherlands. Now Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, his areas of specialisation are policing, police corruption and corporate crime. His previously published books include Dirty Business, Police Corruption and Elusive Excellence.
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