More Observers Question the Wisdom of Leaving Campus Sex Assault Adjudications to Administrators - FIRE
Sexual assaults on university campuses have become a hot topic in Washington, state legislatures, and in the news. With consistent reports (like this one from The New York Times) of institutions botching their responses to these cases, FIRE has long argued that campuses are ill-equipped to adjudicate these cases and that the guilt or innocence of those accused of such heinous crimes should be determined by courts with the help of law enforcement, forensic evidence, and all the structures of formal adjudications that make their findings more reliable. For a more detailed explanation of FIRE’s position on campus sexual assault, including our recommendations regarding the appropriate role of colleges’ internal judicial systems, check out the comment (PDF) we sent in February to the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.